Government Business News.....

Government borrowing jumped to £11.8 billion in September

Government borrowing in the United Kingdom increased by £1.6 billion in September to £11.8 billion compared to September 2013. Analysts had predicted there would be no rise.

Six-year high for car production

The first nine months of 2014 have been the best for car manufacturing for six years despite a slight dip in production last month.

Government pledges £9.4 million for low carbon heating

The Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HDNU) is to grant £2.4 million to 32 councils in England and Wales to be invested in heat network projects.

 Government Business Features.....

Key advice on pest control

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) shares information on the pest problem facing the UK and the role councils can play in keeping the public safe from disease

Rethinking council asset management

In light of a recent Audit Commission report into how local authorities are achieving value from their property assets, Government Business reviews current advice for council leaders

Collaboration the key to effective procurement

On average, collaborative procurement is estimated to be generating savings of 10-15 per cent for Local Authorities across the UK. Given the savings potential, it is vital that there is better coordination of procurement activities to ensure value for money is secured. Government Business looks at the recent local Government Association’s National Procurement Strategy

 Company Focus.....

Access Displays – The Exhibition Specialists

Access Displays has provided exhibition solutions, for over 20 years, to thousands of satisfied customers across many diverse market sectors, at home and overseas.

Orbis: Vacant Property Specialists

With an estimated 920,000 empty homes across the UK, 330,000 of which are long-term empty* properties, owners and managers need to be aware of the security and general welfare of their vacant properties.

Alternative financing for effective, win-win fleet management

Keeping costs down and managing budgets remain key challenges for organisations when it comes to fleet management.

Investing In Renewables: Reduce Your Organisations Energy Bills and Environmental Impact

Flogas Renewables was launched in 2014, offering organisations the opportunity to access a complete range of renewable energy solutions, from solar PV, wind turbines and heat pumps, to underfloor heating and biomass.

Closing the loop in Recycling

Recycling has been around for a long time and many industries in Europe have a good track record in recycling their waste.

COMPANY FOCUS

 Supplier Profiles......

Solar Communications

Solar Communications was established in 1988 and is a multi-award winning supplier of Unified Communications (UC) solutions suitable for businesses of all sizes.

QNAP Systems Inc

Powerful network storage you can trust

Douglas Jackson

Executive and Managerial Call Centre and Customer Service Recruitment

CPLC Water Limited

CPLC Water Limited are an independent company dedicated to providing a comprehensive service dedicated to all aspects of flood management, drainage and water engineering.

Arcus Global

Most Public Sector ICT departments are busy keeping the lights on - too busy, making it difficult to engage with and see what requirements the rest of the organisation has from ICT.

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