Government advised to lean on suppliers to cut waste

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Government advised to lean on suppliers to cut waste

Simon Quicke
The government is going to be advised to buy in bulk, push suppliers for the cheapest prices and potentially stretch their payment times in order to get the most for their money.

A report from retail tycoon Sir Philip Green has unearthed what he believes is staggering waste in IT, print office supplies and travel.

Green criticised the lack of central buying and the lack of any clear idea of how the money was being spent and urged the government to do more to take advantage of its triple A credit rating to get better terms from suppliers.

The Prime Minister David Cameron asked Green to look at how central government departments were spending money and the businessman best known for running BHS and TopShop has come back with findings that could see life getting more difficult for those resellers selling into central government if credit terms are lengthened.

The full report is published later today.

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