Practicalities of Payment by Results outweigh potential

The National Audit Office has issued a report ‘Outcome-based payment schemes: government’s use of payment by results‘. The NAO news release introductory paragraphs say:

“The government’s payment by results (PbR) schemes are now estimated by the National Audit Office to account for at least £15 billion of public spending. However, neither the Cabinet Office nor the Treasury currently monitors how PbR is operating across government.

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Understanding the new public procurement rules

Sector think tank New Philanthropy Capital has produced a briefing on the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015. These regulations bring in to effect a European Directive on public procurement, from 26th February. According to NPC, they will help charities win government contracts but do not go far enough. Civil Society News coverage.

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