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DWP throws money at keeping Universal Credit reports secret

By Tony Collins

However much the Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude talks about open government he cannot change a DWP culture rooted in introspection, defensiveness and a resentment of outsiders who want to know how it conducts itself. 789 more words

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A welcome boost for agile in government

By Tony Collins

David Wilks, Digital Performance Manager at Government Digital Service, which is part of the Cabinet Office, says there has been “incredible” interest in clarified guidance that makes it easier for departments to obtain funding for agile projects. 440 more words

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Does RTI go-slow have implications for Universal Credit?

By Tony Collins

HM Revenue and Customs’ “Real Time Information” project appears to work fairly well much of the time but delays and problems over the last few days have created extra work and angered some payroll specialists. 343 more words

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G4S is off the naughty step

By Tony Collins

The BBC says that G4S is again being considered for government business after being barred from bidding for new contracts in a row about overcharging. 621 more words

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Survive a Public Accounts Committee hearing - a lesson for ministers and top civil servants?

By Tony Collins

Mark Thompson was Director General of the BBC for eight years from 2004 to 2012. He was one of the highest paid in the public sector, earning more than £800,000.   2,136 more words

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MPs question whether Universal Credit IT will work

By Tony Collins

Worrying uncertainty about the Universal Credit IT system remains, says the Work and Pensions Committee in a report published today.

Dame Anne Begg MP, Committee Chair, said: 594 more words

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Coroner criticises hospital's new IT after boy's death

By Tony Collins

Avon coroner Maria Voisin said yesterday that a new booking system at the Royal United Bath was responsible for three year-old Samuel Starr not being seen and given timely treatment. 1,132 more words

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