Government Business News.....

Pickles grants £5 million recycling fund

Secretary of State Eric Pickles has announced that a new £5 million recycling fund will be offered to local authorities in England where weekly collections are still made.

Calls for increased fiscal freedom at council level

A new report entitled Powers to Grow: City Finance and Governance by RSA City Growth Commission argues that over‑centralised decision-making is stifling economic growth and hindering the future of the country’s economy

Government announces new measures to support home-based businesses

The government has announced new measures to give budding entrepreneurs “greater freedom” to start and grow a business from home.

 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.....

Advanced Launches AlarmCalm to ‘Red Line’ False Alarms

False alarms are among the biggest issues in Fire today and alarm systems leader Advanced, has recently launched AlarmCalm which it believes is the most complete solution to the problem. It delivers a false alarm management (FAM) solution, that will suit almost any building or site strategy.


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Brendons Auctioneers

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EDF Energy

EDF Energy, Britain’s largest producer of low carbon electricity is committed to leading energy change in the UK.

Whittlebury Hall Conference and Training Centre and Hotel – Where Individuality Matters…

At Whittlebury Hall Conference, Training Centre and Hotel we understand how much individuality matters to you so our flexible range of benefits is designed to meet your needs.


 Supplier Profiles......

Redrock Digital

Redrock Digital is pre-approved to support the Government’s Digital Strategy for the provision of digital expertise in line with its preferred agile working practices

Tapping into great commercial minds

The Crown Commercial Service was launched in April, bringing together the government’s commercial capability into one integrated organisation. Chief executive Sally Collier
describes what the organisation has achieved since its inc [ ... ]

OPHARDT hygiene

High Quality Hygiene Solutions

Astute Lighting

Save up to 80% on your energy bill

Integral LED

Integral LED is a UK based supplier of innovative LED technology products and is part of a group that has been distributing and manufacturing technology products since 1989.

Waldmann Lighting

Waldmann Lighting is a manufacturer of indirect/direct total lighting solutions for the office that provide significant energy savings, flexibility of use and improve the lit environment. Luminaires are available with LED's for high pe [ ... ]


Triflex is the leading European specialist manufacturer of cold liquid applied waterproofing, surfacing, protection, and marking systems designed to protect and repair the built environment.

Downlights Direct

Low energy lighting significantly helps to reduce the energy consumption of a room or building. Lighting accounts for around 39% of the overall energy used in an office building.