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.

Central government departments must consider deploying new systems in the cloud before on-premise alternatives.

The Federation of Small Businesses is calling for councils to better understand procurement spend with small firms in order to benefit local economies.

John Collington, the government's chief procurement officer is to leave Whitehall for a private sector position, it has emerged.

A Memorandum of Understanding cementing closer working and enhancing Government purchasing capability has been signed.

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