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.
£35m potential savings through estates framework
The Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new Estates Professional Services framework has the potential to save the public sector £35 million over the next four years.
With £430 million expected to be spent through the framework over that period, the framework enables local councils, NHS trusts, schools, the emergency services and housing associations advice on how to best manage their estates and assets, reduce property costs, release unwanted property assets, and identify savings and opportunities to generate income from land and buildings.
The framework, which will be structured in four lots, offers a wider range of services and provides access to vertical real estate suppliers for the first time, as well as a managed procurement offering.