Government sleepwalking into public health crisis

A leading charity has issued a strong call to action to government regarding a lack of funding for information on air pollution.

Second-home tax rules to be reviewed

A business rates ‘loophole’ which could be costing English councils millions in lost council tax is to be reviewed by ministers.

High streets should become vibrant community hubs

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has set out his vision for tackling social problems linked to declining high streets.

Increasing safeguarding pressures highlighted in report

A new study has found a substantial increase in calls from the public and professionals worried about a child.

Business councils to advise on post-Brexit opportunities

The Prime Minister has formed five new business councils to advise on how to create the best business conditions after Brexit.

£43m proposed for congestion projects in West Midlands

The West Midlands Combined Authority is poised to consider a £43 million investment in ten congestion busting projects.

Glasgow launches Europe's first 'smart canal' scheme

Glasgow City Council has marked the construction of Europe's first ever 'smart canal' scheme, using technology to mitigate flood risk.

Public sector outsourcing spend on the rise

Public sector outsourcing spend has reached £1.42 billion as government bodies ramp up procurement for IT and tech services.

Children’s social care spending overspends by £800m

New analysis shows that children’s social care spending exceeded budgets by £800 million last year.

New framework for sourcing renewable energy

The Crown Commercial Service is launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source.

Investment in reading would combat loneliness

Two organisations are calling on the government to £200 million in using reading to combat loneliness.

Councils taking part in 2019 Voter ID pilots announced

The Cabinet Office has announced the 11 local authorities across England who will be taking part in Voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections.

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Event Diary

Corby Ganesh, Portfolio Director at GovNet, discusses how this year’s show in Manchester Central is the ideal space for procurement professionals to network, meet suppliers and learn what’s new in the industry.

Supplier Profiles

Schneider Electric

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Tiger Turf

Founded in 2000, the UK division of TigerTurf designs and manufactures artificial turf for sport