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March 20, 2015  2:31 PM

A Budget to free up the Business Broadband market – the superhighway to economic recovery.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, BT, CCTV, DCMS, fibre, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, ITS, LEP, Ofocom, Sky, treasury, Virgin, Vodafone

The Digital Communications Infrastructure Structure Strategy announced in parallel with the Budget shows that DCMS and Treasury have...

December 31, 2013  12:33 PM

Is Mike Bracken’s CBE a mark of support or a consolation prize?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cabinetoffice, CCTA, DVLA, dwp, Goethe, HMG, HMRC, Home Office, privacy, treasury

One of my regular sources for this blog is a seasoned Whitehall warrior who has been keeping me abreast of the progress (or otherwise) of the Cabinet...

March 8, 2013  8:45 PM

DCMS to Move to Treasury (Building) as part of downsizing …

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Cabinet office, Cisco, DCMS, treasury

Earlier this week I heard a rumour that DCMS was moving to Treasury as part of a Government reshuffle. It sounded odd that such a profound change could have been planned without any leaks. My "source" has now traced the source of the rumour - to an

October 2, 2012  8:42 AM

ED Balls and Open Government give the opportunity for a Broadband Breakthrough

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, DCMS, Janet, local government, Olympics, PSN, treasury

The announcement by the Shadow Chancellor that Labour would put the receipts from the 4G auction towards subsided new build housing...

June 20, 2010  6:46 PM

The timetable for the Public Sector Revolution

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, OGC, Plan, treasury

If you have not already done so, take a look at the "Cabinet Office Structural Reform Plan". This is the timetable for the hundred days to change the heart of Government. OGC moved from Treasury to to Cabinet Office...

April 30, 2009  7:36 PM

Number 10 Petition for HMG to support the fight against E-Crime

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The taxpayer is by far the biggest victim of E-Crime: both directly and indirectly: from ¬£150 million looted from the Individual Learning Accounts to a ¬£billion or so from automated VAT and Benefit fraud to the computer-managed mortgage fraud that helped bring down the...

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