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ENFORCEMENT CONDUCT BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Enforcement Conduct Board, the new oversight body for the enforcement sector, has announced the appointment of four new Board members, following the announcement of Catherine Brown as Chair in March The new Board members include a former Vice-Chair of the Money Advice Trust and individuals with a wealth of experience across local government

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Going waterless could cut public sector urinal running costs by more than half at the same time as slashing CO2

Vortex triple seal valve (TSV)

Public sector organisations could more than halve urinal running costs, at the same time as slashing CO2, by switching to waterless urinals. The findings, announced by Smarti Environmental to coincide with Water Saving Week 2022 (23-27 May), show that savings of over £1,200 are possible for every three urinals

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Veteran homelessness rising sharply warn leading charities

Local authorities and housing providers being asked to ‘think veteran’

Charities providing support to former members of the Armed Forces have seen a rise in the number of homeless veterans seeking their help over the past two years. With further increases expected, they’re asking local authorities and housing providers to identify veterans and steer them

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BRADSHAW TO SHOWCASES INNOVATIVE VEHICLE SOLUTIONS AT ITT HUB 2022

Goupil Utility Vehicles to take centre stage on Bradshaw stand

The UK’s leading manufacturer of industrial electric vehicles, Bradshaw, is set to exhibit its range of Goupil utility vehicles at one of the industry’s leading trade shows, ITT Hub on Stand No: A332

The two-day show, which takes place on the 11th/12th May at the

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How to comply with new sanctions prompted by the conflict in Ukraine By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa

Barley Laing – UK Managing Director at Melissa

The invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a large number of new sanctions by many countries against leading politicians, businesspeople, and entities in both Russia and Belarus.

The UK has been one of a number of states leading the way in imposing sanctions, and as the

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Increasing children in care – the causes, the problems, and the solution

Danny Wilson, head of children’s residential at Bedspace

By Danny Wilson, head of children’s residential at Bedspace

Before the pandemic, Local Authorities in England were already under significant pressure, as budget cuts made the increasing number of children being put into care difficult to manage. Following nearly two years of Covid restrictions and lockdowns

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Sportsafe’s longstanding working relationship with ESPO continues

Wayne Fowler – Sportsafe Service, Repair and Maintenance Engineer ESPO accreditation

Sportsafe have been working closely with ESPO for over 20 years, and the company’s uninterrupted delivery of gymnasium and fitness equipment maintenance services is set to continue as they retain their position on ESPO framework 107.

Framework 107, Inspection and Maintenance of Indoor

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ACCELERATING TRANSFORMATION IN PUBLIC SECTOR THROUGH EMPOWERING YOUR PEOPLE AND THE MAGIC OF PURPOSE AND CLARITY

Trueman Change are delighted to announce the launch of their new change methodology, derived from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – The Trueman Change Way. This is a people-first approach, created from the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and implemented into change accelerator programmes to ensure transformation can continue to happen faster and

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Blowing The Full Time Whistle on Cartel Behaviour

Victoria Preece

By Victoria Preece, Compliance Director – allpay Limited

“Competition law compliance is not always given the attention that it deserves. I would like to see anti-competitive behaviour taken as seriously by UK businesses and boards as the risks around bribery, fraud, health and safety and cybercrime.” Lord David Currie, Chairman, Competition and

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FOUR WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY FOR FUNDING TO UPDATE ELECTRICITY GENERATORS

Local authorities that own or operate electricity generation like solar, wind, gas and combined heat and power (CHP) have got just four weeks left to apply for funding to help them update their generation equipment. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 10 May 2022.

The funding is part of the Accelerated Loss of Mains Change

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BRITISH GAS AND SO ENERGY COMMIT TO EFFECTIVE ENERGY GROUP’S FUEL POVERTY SCHEME

A new scheme that local authorities can invest their Local Authority Delivery Scheme (LADs) and Home Upgrade Grant Scheme (HUGs) budgets in has received backing from British Gas and So Energy.

Neil Marshall – director of external affairs – Effective Energy Group

Developed by Nottinghamshire-based, Effective Energy Group, Help4Homes goes further than some

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Council promises to act on recommendations from pioneering community-based crime commission

New police officers, with Councillor Jas Athwal, Leader, London Borough of Redbridge (Photo: Andrew Baker)

An East London borough has adopted a pioneering, community-based approach to prevent and manage crime. In a move which could be replicated across the country, the London Borough of Redbridge is the first local authority to give residents a

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Public sector urged to lead the way in land reuse

South Seeds raised beds, Glasgow – photo by Ryan Johnston

Land Reuse Month throws spotlight on redeveloping vacant sites

A month-long campaign will drive forward the message that the public sector has a key role to play in transforming vacant and derelict land across Scotland.

Land Reuse Month, hosted by the Scottish Land Commission,

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Bristow & Sutor confirmed as headline sponsor at CIVEA Awards

The Bristow & Sutor Group has announced they will be the headline sponsor of the maiden CIVEA awards night and dinner, part of the forthcoming annual CIVEA Conference.

Reflection & Collection, the past, present and future of enforcement is set to be held in London at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent

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Airly wins in Birmingham and Warsaw as governments address air pollution

First step: Birmingham and Warsaw have adopted Airly air quality monitoring and controls Evidence: Cities that are monitoring and measuring air are the places where air quality improves the fastest, London shows largest improvement in Europe Innovation: Airly has created the world’s most detailed and comprehensive air quality solution for users around the world

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EFFECTIVE SEEKS TO ENERGISE SUPPORT TO HELP HOMES IN NEED

Effective Energy Group’s Help4Homes scheme is aimed at providing the help that will make a real difference for homes in fuel poverty

The Effective Energy Group has launched an innovative and holistic new scheme that provides energy saving advice, free heating, insulation and white goods and an income maximisation service for low-income and vulnerable

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Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Professor John Read, General Manager, Specialities Technology at Shell

By: Professor John Read, General Manager, Specialities Technology at Shell

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to

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Voicescape launches transformative income recovery software

Daniel Harrison, co-founder and head of technology at Voicescape

Voicescape has launched a unique tenant engagement solution for social landlords and local authorities, representing a major step change in the intelligent automation of rent arrears management.

Caseload Manager (CM) has been developed by the specialist software business to enable social landlords to improve the

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Synalogik raises £3m in Series A Funding round led by Bill Currie and former Tesco CEO, Sir Terry Leahy

Investment will enable the company to further enhance its software solution Scout®. A data aggregation, risk identification and reporting platform that currently allows organisations to more effectively carry out compliance checks, investigations and make intelligent decisions.

Synalogik, the company whose Scout® data automation platform allows organisations to aggregate data, identify risk and create reports,

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