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How Swindon Council Improved Procurement Efficiency and Cost Savings with Matrix Workforce Management Solutions

Introduction: In July 2018, Swindon Council embarked on a transformative journey in partnership with Matrix Workforce Management Solutions to address long-standing procurement challenges. Through a strategic collaboration, this case study delves into the successful transition from a master vendor solution to a neutral vendor model. The study highlights the problems faced by Swindon Council,

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Tough times for councils mean shared services must be the way forward

The stark economic challenges being faced by the UK public sector and local councils especially have been impossible to ignore recently. The sheer scale of the issue is becoming clearer over time with the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (SIGOMA) indicating

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Improving customer trust is the top priority for AV professionals

High-trust organisations believe technology choices play a vital part in securing customer trust

For nearly three quarters of AV professionals (70%) improving customer trust is the number one priority when selecting new collaboration and communication tech, beating other options such as increasing efficiency (69%) and increasing productivity (68%). That’s according to a new ‘Trusted Connections

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Hidden costs: the dangers of local councils going down the JV route for temp staff recruitment

Considering setting up a joint venture to save on temporary staff recruitment costs? Don’t do anything before reading this, writes Ian Middleton, Business Director, Matrix.

Rising interest rates, soaring inflation and a cost-of-living crisis; growing external pressures have consumers and businesses alike tightening their purse strings in an effort to weather the economic storm that’s

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90 local authorities and housing organisations turn to PayPoint for accessible financial support for struggling families

South Lanarkshire Council confirms ‘Cash Out’ delivers immediate and wider access to crucial funds vs vouchers

Increasing numbers of local authorities are utilising the instant cash solutions from PayPoint to financially help families quickly, as the effects of lockdown bring further suffering. Government free school meals and Winter Hardship Fund vouchers provided to

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Skills Minister and Shadow Minister to headline CSA’s Learning & Development Conference

Two senior politicians are set to headline and inspire an upcoming conference on Learning & Development (L&D) organised by the Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors.

Gillian Keegan

Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, and Toby Perkins, Shadow Minister for Apprenticeships and Lifelong

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Bristow & Sutor celebrate success of returning to enforcement

Bristow & Sutor, one of the UK’s leading players specialising in debt recovery, are meeting with more people now than before the coronavirus pandemic began. Despite not currently entering premises, contact rates have increased by 15% and Enforcement Agent (EA) payment results have shown an increase of 24%. The company believes this proves the majority

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Can the public sector improve collections, post Covid? Asks Christian Jacob, Managing Director, Qualco UK

Christian Jacob, Managing Director, Qualco UK

With millions outstanding in tax revenues and unpaid debts, local authorities and central government agencies are evaluating how they recoup their losses.

Around six million people across the UK have found themselves with bills they cannot pay as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This figure, from

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allpay and Blocser confirm card contract for fast-growing UK gig economy

Blocser believes cards still have a hold

Ambitious Danish fintech Blocser has partnered with top UK card manufacturer allpay.cards with designs on the fast-growing gig economy.

Blocser has pinned their Butterfly Card to one of its biggest market moves yet – the UK offer to the near 5million now estimated as working in

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CCLA’S PUBLIC SECTOR DEPOSIT FUND REACHES £1 BILLION

Reporter: Stuart Littleford – News

Only sterling denominated money market fund exclusively for the public sector

Client-owned fund manager CCLA today announces that its Public Sector Deposit Fund (PSDF), a money market fund, reached £1 billion of assets under management on 3 June 2020 for the first time since its launch in 2011.

The fund’s

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Zonafide: Why the public sector is ready for blockchain technology

Paul Worrall, Founder, Zonafide

Blockchain. Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency. These are just some of the buzz words that have been seen widespread usage on the front pages of mainstream media in recent months. Despite the increasing noise around these terms, the practical applications and uses of them has been hotly debated. Within this context, few

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