Coalition makes £200m IT savings

The government has managed to cut £200m in costs from its IT outsourcing work by renegotiating its deal with Gapgemini, cabinet secretary Francis Maude said yesterday. He said the savings in the contract for work to 2017 showed how the government is “operat[ing] more like a good business”. A further £180m is expected to be saved in other contract renegotiations this year.