Posts in category "Local Government News"

What's happening to Public Sector Spending?

What's happening to Public Sector Spending?

Porge analyses and categorises invoice details disclosed by over 1000 public sector bodies. This gives an unparalleled “real time” view of government spending.

Porge is published in MRW

Porge is published in MRW

An analysis of outsourced waste expenditure undertaken by Porge Research is published in MRW

Porge on Film!

Porge on Film!

See Porge in this movie about Solace (the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives)

Back Office Outsourcing; a difference of view

Back Office Outsourcing; a difference of view

People often talk about “The Public Sector” as though it’s a single entity. Analyses of actual invoices paid by the public sector however shows some diametrically opposed procurement strategies.

Unitary Councils spend less than Two Tier Councils

Most unitary councils were created in the 1990’s, and then a second tranche were created in 2009. Today, some councils still hanker after a conversion to Unitary Status. But the question remains - “Do Unitary Councils save money?”….

Prudent or Parochial

Recent analysis of invoices paid by the public sector shows that Whitehall is spending more on management consultants, despite the infamous budget cuts. Alice Watson has produced a report on the subject entitled “Prudent or Parochial?”. LGC published the following article on the subject, today: