The recently announced UK Government Spending Challenge, has this week, invited members of the public to send in their ideas on how to get value for public money.
The UK Spending Challenge was announced last month, but was initially only open to public servants. As Chancellor George Osbourne explained above, the response from public servants has been impressive. It has yielded over 60,000 ideas in just two weeks:
UK Prime Minister David Cameron kicked off a consultation exercise on ways to reduce government spending. Together with Nick Clegg he has written to public service workers asking them to share their ideas on where to make spending cuts.
Gordon Brown’s speech last week on “Building Britain’s Digital Future”, covered a wide range of topics, but focused particularly how digital technologies such as the “semantic web” could drive a radical reshaping of government and its interactions with citizens.
Earlier this week, President Mary McAleese launched a search to find two â€œgame-changingâ€ ideas that will help secure prosperity and jobs for Ireland.
The initiative comes in the form of a competition – Your Country, Your Call – that is offering two winners a cash prize of â‚¬100,000 each and up to â‚¬500,000 for implementation of their ideas.