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Leading procurement advisers outline how changes to off-payroll taxes could give the public sector an opportunity to deliver better procurement practices all around

MD of Bloom, (Formerly Nepro Ltd) Rob Levene

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

There has been much debate about the serious impact changes to off-payroll tax rules (IR35) will have on the public sector and contractors alike. The MD of Bloom, (Formerly Nepro Ltd) Rob Levene, argues that the changes present the public sector with a […]

The Utility Week Live 2017 transformation leaders and technologies

For all utilities, transformation and flexibility are not optional as they face the challenges ahead: they are the key to survival.

Driving this change in culture are a number of people, whilst a number of key technologies will enable and shape the utilities’ transformation and increasing flexibility.

Utility Week Live 2017 has identified the 10 […]

Transformation and flexibility top themes for Utility Week Live

Transformation and flexibility are the two headline themes of Utility Week Live, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 23-24 May 2017 bigger and better than ever.

Today’s utilities need to rise to the challenges of changing models of consumption and competition, the demands of sustainability and extreme weather, and political and economic upheaval: […]

EEM Supply Chain Showcase 2016

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The EEM Supply Chain Showcase takes place in Nottingahm on 29 & 30 September 2016.

EEM Ltd is free to join, not for profit organisation supporting 63 public sector organisations in finding best value products & services through collaborative procurement. EEM secure contracts with 100’s of suppliers and manufacturers, covering all […]

Comment to GPSJ in response to the chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Chancellor of the Exchequer – George Osborne

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement Government and Public Sector journal has received the following comments:

Responding to the Spending Review, Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, told GPSJ: “The LGA has long called for further flexibility in the setting of council tax and it […]

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANT WORKING WITH COUNCIL TO BOOST EMPLOYMENT

South Kirkby Material Recycling Facility

Sarah Sanders, Diversity and Inclusion Manager of de Poel Community

de Poel Community, a social enterprise that was founded under the ethos of helping people with barriers to work to find sustainable employment, is celebrating boosting local employment with Shanks Waste Management, the international waste to product business […]

Partnerships open doors to affordable LED lighting in public sector

The 8point3 LED/HMP Isis partnership, endorsed by Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Crime and Police, amongst others

8point3 LED helps Swanscombe Leisure Centre achieve significant cost and energy savings through new LED lighting

It is well known that LEDs bring huge cost and energy savings to lighting in the public sector. One company, […]

Rule Changes In Aggregate Recovery A Golden Opportunity For Local Authority Road Waste Recycling

True Grit from Road Sweeper & Gully Waste

According to Siltbuster, leading waste treatment specialists, the newly published revised edition of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Protocol on the recovery of Aggregates from Waste is a major development for local authorities and their waste management companies, as it means they […]

CityFibre and Peterborough seal partnership on Gigabit City roll-out

 

Peterborough City Council

 

Cllr Marco Cereste, and CityFibre CEO, Greg Mesch

London and Peterborough, 13 November 2013 – CityFibre’s vision of creating Gigabit cities throughout the UK took a significant step forward today with the official signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Peterborough City Council at a ceremony held in […]

Rada completes MOD mission in Cheshire

Rada’s expertise in delivering robust and sustainable commercial showering and digital washroom controls has been demonstrated through a project at the Ministry of Defence’s Dale Barracks site in Chester.

Refurbishment works across multiple blocks of the purpose built infantry barracks saw Rada supply a range of products including its T1 100 timed flow taps, VR2 […]

Chronic underinvestment in UK infrastructure claims MCA

UK infrastructure is a paradox. We have world-renowned capabilities in architecture, engineering and construction. Yet, with some exceptions, like the Olympics and Crossrail, our record at creating business, service and communications infrastructure is a best indifferent. There is chronic underinvestment. We need to spend around £500bn to bring the UK’s transport, energy and telecoms networks […]

True Grit

With the annual 1st April increase in Landfill Tax, and publication of guidance by the Environment Agency, there has never been a better time to investigate road sweeper and gully waste reprocessing systems says George Anderson, Director of the Siltbuster Group.

Since it was brought into existence in 1996, “with the intention of driving councils […]

Polypipe flies the flag for UK manufacturing by welcoming Business Minister Michael Fallon

Polypipe, the UK’s largest plastic piping systems manufacturer, today (28 May 2013) hosted a special visit from the Minister of State for Business and Energy, the Rt. Hon Michael Fallon MP. […]

Fibrelite Chosen for New State of the Art City Centre Retail Centre

Fibrelite, the world’s largest manufacturer of lightweight composite access covers has supplied 190 trench covers (FM45) to be installed at a state of the art Shopping Centre; chosen for their health and safety benefits. This contemporary retail development once finished will have a floor space of 1million sq ft and a forecasted footfall of 23 million visitors in its first year. […]