Two in three councils across England are failing to embrace the Social Value Act and consider social value in their procurement and commissioning, according to Social Enterprise UK.

The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) is offering an unlimited number of free places at the NOA Symposium 2016 for employees of public sector organisations.

Derby City council has begun offering new social workers a £10,000 incentive, to be used towards a mortgage.

North Lanarkshire Council has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption, after an anonymous letter was received claiming serious deceitful behavior in the council’s procurement process.

The government has announced that British steel companies will be able to compete on a level playing field for contracts across the public sector.

According to a study conducted by Nesta, local authorities could save up to £14.7 billion per year if they made better use of new digital technologies such as apps and online platforms.

Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) is set to receive a £1.2 billion City Deal, signed by ten local authorities in the area and the UK and Welsh governments.

The government has cancelled its contract with Steatite to develop a GPS tracking system for offenders after spending £21 million on the project.

Rotherham councillors are set to receive decision-making powers from commissioners who maintain services are of good quality, well run and have strong leadership in place.

Council leaders have called for tighter controls on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests claiming they are a ‘burden’ on local authorities.

A new report published by Centre of Cities has warned that local authorities are unable to make the most of their public assets due to ‘restrictive

Research conducted by iGov has found that 39 per cent of local authorities are seriously considering investing in e-invoicing within the next year.

South Cambridgeshire District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and Cambridge City Council have announced plans to merge financial systems.

Sunderland City Council has launched a tender to find technology partner to help develop an alternative service delivery model for ICT.

A new set of standardised highways procurement documents have been released by the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme that are designed to save money across the highways sector.

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