Government Business News.....

Government unveils raft of red tape cuts for business

Business minister Michael Fallon has announced the government’s latest planned raft of red tape cuts, as part of a drive that it claims will save businesses £1.2bn a year.

Government signs £5.5m deal with Microsoft for extended Windows XP support

The government has shelled out £5.5 million in a deal with Microsoft to extend Windows XP support for the country’s public sector organisations for the next 12 months.

Union outrage over one per cent pay rise for council employees

The government has announced a one per cent pay rise for council employees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who earn more than £14,880 a year, with "slightly higher increases" for lower earners.

 Government Business Features.....

A Caring, Sharing Bill?

It is currently estimated that more than 376,000 older people live in around 10,300 care homes in the UK – a population that will increase significantly over the next 20 years as the number of people in the UK aged over 85 doubles. The Care Bill, which should receive Royal Assent shortly, aims to address the scandal of pensioners selling their homes in distress to pay for care

Staff with pride in public service

Louise Tibbert of the Public Sector People Managers’ Association examines the challenges of sustaining a good local government workforce and what future employment models might look like

A satisfied customer

Evidence shows that organisations that are making life easier for customers are facing financial pressures better. Katherine Potter from the Professional Planning Forum talks through some examples of firms that are successfully putting the customer first, and reaping the rewards

 Company Focus.....

Battersea Evolution

Arguably the capital’s most dynamic and exciting venue, Battersea Evolution is a 5,500m² blank canvas events space in the heart of central London’s picturesque Grade II listed Battersea Park, exclusively yours to transform for conferences, meetings, dinners, awards ceremonies and bespoke events.

Titanium Fireworks

Titanium Fireworks was born from the passion to deliver the best possible firework displays, from small weddings and parties, to larger multimedia national and international events and ceremonies.

Shockwave Pyrotechnics Ltd

Shockwave Pyrotechnics Ltd is an exciting modern company run by married team of 25 years; Glen and Debs, with a dedicated BPA (British Pyrotechnists Association) and ADR (Transport of Dangerous Goods) trained pyrotechnic crew, who share combined experience in excess of 50 years in the fireworks display business, firing many hundreds of shows.

Green Cross Training Ltd

Green Cross Training have been servicing the first aid training needs of business throughout the UK for over 20 years.

Aryaa Associates Limited

Aryaa Associates Limited (AAL) is a specialist supplier on the Digital Services store to help public sector buy, design, build and deliver software projects, products and Systems/ Infrastructure using an Agile approach.


 Supplier Profiles......

Thames Valley Controls

Thames Valley Controls has facilitated significant improvements in meeting KPI targets through our remote monitoring system.

TB Davies

Advancements in Ladder Design by America’s Little Giant Ladder Systems Help Prevent Accidents & Deaths

Surf Telecoms

Established in 1994, Surf Telecoms is a utility-backed, established wholesale provider in the UK. We operate a large portfolio of advanced services, including standard and bespoke solutions with a first class service that our customers [ ... ]

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI is a truly unique venue in a stunning location.  Situated above the shoreline of the picturesque Sound of Sleat on the beautiful Isle of Skye, it boasts both facilities and a spectacular setting which cannot fai [ ... ]

Isla Components

The wiper specialists


GUK is a leading independent provider of manned security services throughout the UK, with a reputation for quality and professionalism.

Easterbrook Hall

Easterbrook has built a reputation as one of Scotland’s top conference locations especially amongst the Public Sector.

CiT Digital

Digital Asset Management Solution Provider