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Sir Philip Green's review of government efficiency has found... no evidence of efficiency.

Green reviewed how government buys IT services, travel, phone and print services as well as how it manages its property portfolio. Green's researchers got access to department accounts and got information on government contracts and leases. They found "the poor quality of much of the data relating to where and how Government spends its money".

Shopkeeper Sir Philip Green said: “There is no reason why Government should not be as efficient as any good business.  Any large organisation would want to use its credit rating and scale to buy efficiently.

"The conclusion of this review is clear - credit rating and scale in virtually every department has not been used to make Government spending efficient.”

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said the scale of waste was staggering.

The full recommendations will be published here, shortly. ®

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