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.
Obillex enables buyers in the public sector to support and energise their local economies while simultaneously generating extra income to use for important services.
When suppliers are expecting payments from public sector organisations, Obillex arranges for early payment, so they don't need to wait 30 days or more. We provide visibility of approved invoices and settlements via an online portal giving you as the buyer a satisfied supplier and reducing pressure on your Accounts Payable department.
Suppliers pay an extremely modest fee to receive their payment early and there is no charge to you as a public sector buyer but rather, the opportunity to generate an income and direct money to protect jobs and services.
Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need extra cash, but SMEs face high charges from banks and invoice-financing companies which stifles local investment and economic growth.
With the Obillex Community, public sector organisations can drive down the cost of finance, injecting working capital across their supply chains, quickly putting cash into the hands of SMEs, so these smaller firms can stay in business and thrive as part of the local economy. It's a great example of localisation and decentralisation in action.
Find out more about how Obillex can benefit you, by visiting our website or by contacting our Head of Buyer Sales.
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