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Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £32 million of additional funding to regenerate deprived housing estates.

Over 40 leading businesses, universities and business networks have pledged support to boost the economy of the Northern Powerhouse.

Sadiq Khan has announced that £875 million will be invested in action to improve the quality of the Capital’s air through to 2021/22.

Newcastle City Council has announced management arrangement changes that will contribute £500,000 to meeting its budget shortfall.

The government is using ‘complicated’ commissioning processes to secure vital public services, threatening small charities.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed that high rental housing costs mean an estimated 3.8 million workers are in poverty.

 GB Features

BS 8484 – Raising the standard of lone worker security

Craig Swallow, chairman of the BSIA’s Lone Worker section, discusses the place of lone worker security in today’s world

Enforcement of the Fire Safety Order

The Fire Industry Association explain another of the 14 sections of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - enforcement

Building owners should aim for health and happiness

Strategic maintenance of buildings delivers valuable resource efficiencies; but the human benefits are even more significant, says Wayne Terry, at the BESA

In the business of saving lives

John Cavanagh, of St John Ambulance, discusses the importance of first aid training to the public sector workplace

Why we urgently need to fight for clean air

Harriet Edwards, policy and public affairs officer for the British Lung Foundation, explains why air pollution impacts on all our health

Building furniture to last

In its push to sustainability can the public sector learn more lessons from the private sector? Jim Pendrill reports

The government is open for business

Emma Jones looks at what the public sector is doing to get more business for small and medium sized enterprises

Leasing to match the customer’s needs

Simon Goldie, head of Asset Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association, provides his advice on finance agreements

 Events

28/03/2017 to 30/03/2017

Led by the Environment Agency, this conference and exhibition attracts key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including civil engineers, transport officials, local authorities, infrastructure owners, utility companies, product manufacturers, consultancies, contractors, businesses, community groups and universities.

08/12/2016

The fourth Public Sector Procurement Summit will welcome back over 250 commercial professionals, with the aim of determining the market reforms, skills policies and data initiatives required to ‘improve commercial capability’.

Event Diary

Led by the Environment Agency, this conference and exhibition attracts key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including civil engineers, transport officials, local authorities, infrastructure owners, utility companies, product manufacturers, consultancies, contractors, businesses, community groups and universities.

The fourth Public Sector Procurement Summit will welcome back over 250 commercial professionals, with the aim of determining the market reforms, skills policies and data initiatives required to ‘improve commercial capability’.

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