Children’s social care spending overspends by £800m

New analysis shows that children’s social care spending exceeded budgets by £800 million last year.

New framework for sourcing renewable energy

The Crown Commercial Service is launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source.

Investment in reading would combat loneliness

Two organisations are calling on the government to £200 million in using reading to combat loneliness.

Councils taking part in 2019 Voter ID pilots announced

The Cabinet Office has announced the 11 local authorities across England who will be taking part in Voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections.

Commission to champion beautiful buildings announced

James Brokenshire has announced a commission to champion beautiful buildings as an integral part of the drive to build the homes communities need.

A Bed Every Night initiative launched in Manchester

A Bed Every Night initiative has been launched in Greater Manchester to help end the need for rough sleeping in the city-region.

Collaboration to tackle fuel poverty in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council have set up a new energy company to promote the use of green energy.

Smart infrastructure can make buses more reliable

A new generation of bus projects across the UK are helping to drive people out of their cars and onto public transport.

North of Tyne devolution deal becomes law

Jake Berry has confirmed a devolution deal and over £600 million of government investment for the North of Tyne region.

Public sector workers more stressed than private

New research has revealed that public sector workers are more likely to suffer from stress than those in the private sector.

Green light for unitary council in Buckinghamshire

James Brokenshire has confirmed that a brand new county-wide unitary council will be established in Buckinghamshire.

Edinburgh rated as Britain’s healthiest high street

The RSPH has ranked 70 of Britain’s major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public’s health and well-being.

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Event Diary

Corby Ganesh, Portfolio Director at GovNet, discusses how this year’s show in Manchester Central is the ideal space for procurement professionals to network, meet suppliers and learn what’s new in the industry.

Supplier Profiles

Schneider Electric

Schneider  Electric  is  leading  the  Digital  Transformation  of  Energy  Management  and  Auto

Tiger Turf

Founded in 2000, the UK division of TigerTurf designs and manufactures artificial turf for sport