Tories will ‘unleash an army of armchair auditors’ to spend money better

Speaking at the Conservative party conference in Manchester yesterday, Francis Maude, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, said the party would publish online, every item of government expenditure over £25,000 and all government tender documents for contracts worth over £10,000. The Shadow Minister said that he thought that this would allow ‘an army of armchair auditors’ […]

“Innovation in Procurement” the next new buzz phrase?

John Denham, the Communities Secretary, is urging councils to spend their £42 billion budgets creatively. He has suggested that they should ask suppliers to provide a solution, rather than determining the answer themselves and that they should use their buying power to shape markets or to meet clear social needs.