Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
The American engineering and procurement firm will offer a single help desk to customers across central government and wider public services, giving access to a comprehensive range of facilities management services, including asbestos control, electrical and mechanical maintenance, water hygiene, cleaning, security and waste management.
John Manzoni, chief executive of the Civil Service, said: “This new contract is great news for the taxpayer and for the government bodies that will use it.
“The new agreement will make substantial savings by providing value for money services that keep our offices and staff safe and supported.”
The world’s first fully-electric, rear-loading refuse collection vehicle (RCV) – the Li-On Power Pro – has been launched by Geesinknorba, offering major savings on emissions and running costs.
Sarah Hughes, chief executive of the Centre for Mental Health, looks at mental health in the workplace and how to work towards long-term change