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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: […]

Flogas Britain launches specialist rural housing development team

David Taylor & Nicola Perry – Leading the Flogas Rural Housing Development

Flogas Britain, one of the UK’s leading liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) providers, has created a specialist Rural Housing Development Team, to further strengthen the support it gives to rural, off-grid housing developments.

The team’s core focus will be to help off-grid housing […]

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 […]

10 signs that it’s time for a supplier health check

Gary Plant_Managing Director – Altius Vendor Assessment

By Gary Plant, Managing Director of supplier assessment and compliance specialist Altius

External suppliers can help public sector organisations reduce cost, boost efficiency and improve quality. But the flip side is that they can also bring liability in the guise of delays, problems, waste, extra cost and […]

Dulux Trade Owner, AkzoNobel Helps HACT Launch Social Value & Procurement Toolkit

Andy Brewin, Social Housing and Social Value Business Manager, AkzoNobel

Dulux Trade brand owner, AkzoNobel was named as a key contributor to the development of a new toolkit at its launch last week – Social Value and Procurement: A toolkit for housing providers and contractors – that defines and measures social value through the […]

Outsourcing: How to save money and time on supplier assessment and contractor compliance

The Altius supplier assessment and supply chain compliance framework

By Gary Plant, Managing Director of supplier assessment and compliance specialist Altius

Outsourcing can help tightly stretched public sector budgets stretch further and free up resources. But it can go spectacularly wrong if your supplier assessment and compliance systems are weak, or you don’t have […]

The Circular Economy Package – More Questions than Answers?

In December 2015, the Commission in Brussels produced its long awaited Circular Economy Package – “Closing the loop – an EU action plan for the Circular Economy”. It contains a very wide ranging set of proposals with three principal objects. Firstly, to harmonise a number of existing directives into one overarching piece of legislation, secondly, […]

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 […]

Boscawen Park: Russell Play enhances an already idyllic green space

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Boscawen Park, Truro, Cornwall

Boscawen Park has everything a park should have for people of all ages in a community. As well as its impressive floral bed displays, bandstand and duck pond it has a great range of sporting facilities. These include a cricket pitch, three football pitches and eight tennis courts. […]

Conquer your litter problems with Invicta™ Litter Bin

The Invicta outdoor litter bin

Invicta traditional litter bin is new to the Glasdon UK range of metal litter bins.

It is manufactured from 2mm thick mild steel with Armortec® coating, which gives Invicta outdoor litter bin an incredibly strong construction and outstanding durability.

The high quality of these materials offers excellent resistance to […]

Cofely wins FM contract with Harrow Council

Cofely has been awarded a five year contract by Harrow Council to deliver a range of facilities and energy efficiency services.

The partnership will see Cofely deliver mechanical & electrical maintenance, building fabric, cleaning and a range of security services across the Council’s 162 building portfolio. It will also include energy efficiency services in support […]

HONEYWELL’S NEW SMART BUILDING TECHNOLOGY USES VISUALISATION AND SIMPLE, INTUITIVE INTERFACES TO IMPROVE OPERATIONS AND BUSINESS OUTCOMES

Command Wall

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced the next generation of smart building technology, Command and Control Suite, which turns complex facility data into recommendations and easy-to-implement changes that help boost business outcomes — lowering costs, minimising risk and reducing downtime.

By combining intelligent automation, advanced analytics and visualisation with the simplified user experience of […]