Guidance

Common areas of spend: data definitions

Definitions for a series of commonly requested operational management information.

Documents

Common areas of spend: corporate services

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Common areas of spend: estates

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Common areas of spend: fraud, error and debt

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Common areas of spend: ICT

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Common areas of spend: people

Common areas of spend: procurement

Details

The Common Areas of Spend (CAS) work aims to establish agreed standard guidance and definitions. These enable departments to communicate on operational performance matters, streamlining data collection and improving data comparability over time.

This set of documents provides definitions for a series of commonly requested operational management information. It is not guidance for data surveys or a data survey in itself, but provides definitions that underpin individual information requests.

For further information please contact the ERG Service Desk: servicedesk@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk.

Published 19 January 2012
Last updated 9 August 2017 + full page history
  1. Updated procurement document
  2. Updated procurement document
  3. Updated versions of documents added.
  4. Updated 'Common areas of spend: procurement'.
  5. Published an updated version of 'Common Areas of Spend: Fraud, Error & Debt'.
  6. First published.