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Budget 2014: UK Companies get Tax Relief and Export Boost

Insped Truck

Budget 2014 – UK Companies to get Tax Relief and Export Boost ‘The Government wants UK Exports to reach £1 trillion by 2020, and for 100,000 more UK companies to be exporting by 2020. ‘We need our businesses to export more, build more, invest more and manufacture more.’ – George Osborne, Chancellor […]

We care what people say

Regardless of whether our interpreters are working in a home, hospital, council building, prison or a GP’s surgery, they always listen to what people say. They bring clarity to confusion, and help deliver vital public services to those who need them most. To those who are disorientated and frightened, such as asylum seekers or refugees, […]

Peterborough City Council Places first order with Honeywell to cut energy costs at eight council sites

Peterborough Town Hall

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced in February that it has received an energy performance contract order from Peterborough City Council to perform energy efficiency upgrades to eight facilities owned by the Council, including the town hall, swimming pools, a leisure centre, a library and a car park.

Honeywell has proposed a range […]

New chief executive for NALC

Jonathan Owen

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has appointed Jonathan Owen as new Chief Executive of the organisation, it was announced yesterday.

Dr Owen joins NALC at a crucially important and exciting stage in the development of the organisation and of its member local (parish and town) councils. Dr Owen will be […]

Budget comment: more action on housing and growth needed

Mayor Jules Pipe, Chair of London Councils

Mayor Jules Pipe, Chair of London Councils said: “The Chancellor’s statement is inadequate in the context of London’s housing crisis. However, finally there is recognition of the acute challenges London is facing. The capital’s population is set to increase to over nine million by 2021, meaning 800,000 […]

Tewkesbury Borough Business Guide and Directory to help encourage business growth

A free directory detailing the wide range of businesses and services available in Tewkesbury Borough is now available.

The Tewkesbury Borough Business Guide and Directory aims to help people and businesses to find local suppliers and service providers, as well as promoting the borough to potential investors looking to locate to the area.

The directory […]

Building Lives awarded as most innovative training provider

Award winning Social Enterprise Building Lives appeared as proud as punch as they picked up the Award for Best Training Programme in Feb 2014. According to Housing Innovation Award event organisers, these are the only awards to focus solely on genuine enterprise in the sector.

The 2014 winners were decided by an independent panel of […]

UK legislation available digitally for the first time

Imprima, the UK’s leading virtual data room and financial documents provider, has been appointed by HS2 Ltd, wholly owned by the Department for Transport, to provide an online payment portal and USB-archived database containing Environmental Statement for the High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project.

In a unique appointment, Imprima was chosen to enable […]

Ali or Foreman?

Date: October 30th 1974

Venue: The 20th May Stadium, Kinshasa, Zaire

At stake: The heavyweight championship of the world

One of the most eagerly anticipated and talked about boxing matches of all time ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’. George Foreman, strong and aggressive did his talking in the […]

Ipswitch File Transfer technology adopted by TFL

Transport for London

Ipswitch File Transfer, a provider of secure Managed File Transfer solutions has won a contract with Transport for London (TfL), to help govern and secure business information workflow between employees, customers and external partners working together to manage the city’s transport systems.

Ipswitch File Transfer technology is used by TfL employees […]

Southampton City Council appoints Meachers to operate Sustainable Distribution Centre

SImon Fry and Frank Baxter from Southampton Council with Joe McMenemy and Gary Whittle of Meachers

Southampton City Council (SCC) has appointed Meachers Global Logistics to run a Sustainable Distribution Centre (SDC) for the City region following a competitive tender process.

Meachers Global Logistics is one of the UK’s leading independent providers […]

How long will it take to be Digital by Default?

With the digital by default agenda moving more services online, the Government aims to save between £1.7 and £1.8 billion a year. However, is the infrastructure in place to support this move, both from the provider and the user perspective? And how are CIOs preparing for these 2015 targets?

CIOs across the country are […]