Transforming Government Transactions

A blog looking at Government transactions, the challenges of reforming them and the savings that can be achieved through better processes.

Procurement and Sir Philip


Posted by Ian Makgill, Managing Director, Ticon UK Ltd
Whilst there is much to admire about Sir Philip Green's business empire, his pronouncements about Government procurement lacked understanding and imagination.

Benefit simplication should involve the Banks


Posted by Ian Makgill, Managing Director, Ticon UK Ltd

The benefit simplification plans outlined by Iain Duncan-Smith last week indicate that the Coalition Government will move towards a top up mechanism for benefit payments.

Do prepaid cards provide an effective solution to the administrative challenges of managing Individual Budgets?


Posted by Ian Makgill, Managing Director, Ticon UK Ltd

Delivering Individual Budgets is a complex and costly practice for Local Authorities, with paper-based reconciliation processes requiring hours of administration to monitor care commissioning transactions effectively. Whilst some find that a lighter-tough approach may reduce the bureaucratic burden, this may lack the diligence required when monitoring the most vulnerable customers and is much more open to fraud. Recovering funds due to changes in customer circumstances can also present significant issues for the administering authority.


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