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Chad Bond - former Deputy Director for Standards Assurance, Government Digital Service

Head of Service, Standards Assurance Service

Driving better outcomes through continuous support

An office at UK Export Finance.

Transformation is exciting, but can be intimidating at the same time. It also doesn't always go to plan. GDS Standards Assurance and UK Export Finance want to share our transformation journey, focusing on how we got to the point where we are doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time.

Spend controls: saving money and making things better

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Through the spend controls process, GDS works with departments to ensure they (and the taxpayer) are getting the best value from anything they’re building or buying. Here are some of the things we’ve achieved over the past 12 months.

How GDS is saving money and thousands of hours through departments' digital transformations

A laptop bearing a sticker showing Standards Assurance's achievement of saving £450m

We've helped departments save £450m last year - find out how and what we're doing to make digital services simpler, clearer and much faster.