Guidance

Cabinet Office controls

The guidance on spending controls helps government departments to reduce wasteful expenditure and help reduce the fiscal deficit.

Documents

Annex 1.2 Glossary

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Annex 1.3 List of exempted bodies

Annex 2.1 Controls framework

Annex 2.3 Process maps

Annex 4.1 Commercial (strategic supplier) controls: questions template and guidance

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Annex 5.1 Digital and technology template

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Annex 6 Consultancy

Annex 6.3 Consultancy value statement: template

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Annex 7.2 Facilities management controls

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Annex 8 Commercial models

Annex 10 External recruitment

Detail

The Cabinet Office controls, along with long-term structural reform programmes, are a core component of the work to reduce wasteful expenditure and help reduce the fiscal deficit.

This guidance will help departments and their arms’ length bodies (ALBs) to understand:

  • the objectives of the controls
  • their rules
  • how to apply them

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