G-Cloud sales for July through to September 2015 were strong and came in just shy of £100m. With £806m transacted through the G-Cloud framework since its launch in April 2012 and the current trend of increasing public sector sales likely to continue, total spending can be anticipated to reach £1 billion by summer 2016.
The majority of total sales have been through Central Government with the remainder of spend attributed to other public sector bodies. What is evident from the breakdown (see graph below) is that Local Government is still slow to embrace the framework; as at the end of August 2015, spend by local government was just 5.9% of the total.
Graph showing cumulative spend on G-Cloud (from Apr 12 to Aug 15) by public sector customer type. Source: www.gov.uk