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The details behind all Whitehall spending over £25,000 made since the election have been published.

About £80bn of expenditure, some 195,000 separate entries, were published online as part of what ministers call their "transparency agenda".

Here are the private companies in receipt of the biggest cheques.

Private companies paid by government

Company Paid Business sector

* £3.2bn of this amount is teachers' pensions handled by Capita

Capita logo



Outsourcing company

Aspire logo

Aspire Defence


Property and IT services

Telereal Trillium

Telereal Trillium


Property management

HP Enterprise Services

HP Services


IT services

Serco logo



Service company

Airwave logo



Communications for emergency and armed services

BT logo



Communications services




Renewable energy solutions

atos logo

Atos Origin


IT services company

G4S logo



Prison management

IBM logo



IT services

CSC logo

CSC computing services


IT services company

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