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Competitive and demand-led grants: good practice guide

The Cabinet Office estimates that government commits around £130 billion to grants each year – nearly 20% of all government spend. Grants are an important delivery mechanism for policy across government, not just centrally but also in agencies, local authorities and other bodies across the public sector.

Published:
26 Nov 2015
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Contribution to Bank of England Review: Managing potential conflicts of interest

The primary purpose of this paper is to provide the Bank of England with information relating to the management of conflicts of interest and some of the approaches we have encountered in other organisations. This does not constitute guidance, but has been provided to assist the Bank when it conducts its own internal review

Published:
9 Aug 2017
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Equality, diversity, and inclusion in the civil service

The civil service must build on the progress it has made in managing equality, diversity and inclusion and place greater emphasis on departments’ valuing and maximizing the contribution of every member of their staff. This is more likely to deliver the business benefits than solely a focus on levels of representation of groups with ‘protected characteristics’.

Published:
25 Jun 2015
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Evaluation in Government

Treasury expects all departments to evaluate the ex post impacts and costs of all their interventions, including spending, taxation and regulation. This activity should provide valuable information on the cost-effectiveness of government interventions, for the purposes of accountability and to learn lessons to improve current and future policies.

Published:
20 Dec 2013