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Managing central government property

According to the Cabinet Office, central government property spans over 150 million square metres and has an estimated value of £158 billion. Effective management of property can help government get the best out its estates, which is crucial to supporting strategic priorities such as levelling up, net zero, achieving efficiency savings and COVID-19 recovery.

This study considers how well placed the Cabinet Office is to oversee and manage central government property effectively. It will report on:

  • how central government property and its management have changed since the NAO last reported in 2017;
  • whether the Cabinet Office works effectively with other government departments to manage property; and
  • how the Cabinet Office plans to adapt central government property to meet future needs.