Procurement set to slash £300m in NI government

1 March 2005
More news

01 March 2005

Procurement in Northern Ireland government departments could cut costs by more than £300 million over the next three years.

The reductions are part of the province's target to introduce efficiency savings of more than £1 billion by 2008.

The Northern Ireland government's departments revealed their plans last week in response to targets set by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Ian Pearson.

Northern Ireland's Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) is planning to make the greatest number of cuts.

Its buyers will generate £120.5 million of cash savings over three years. The department's overall target saving is £474 million.

A major part of this will be achieved through the new national Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme that came into force on 1 January.

SMmar2005

LATEST
JOBS
Hounslow, Heathrow /Richmond upon Thames
Competitive salary depending on experience plus generous share award
Tails.com
Surrey
GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + Benefits
Bramwith Consulting
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE