NAO chief urges reforms for £20 billion public sector savings

Important to take 'calculated risks' and avoid 'IT mega projects'

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NAO chief urges reforms for £20 billion public sector savings

The head of the UK's National Audit Office (NAO), Gareth Davies, has called on the government to embark on a programme to modernise IT systems, clamp down on fraud and avoid mega-projects, claiming it could save the public sector £20 billion.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Davies stressed the urgent need for the government to update its legacy IT systems, pointing out that several departments still rely on computers from the ...

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