Martyn Hart, chairman, National Outsourcing Association, looks at why the government’s attitude to outsourcing in the public sector has changed

Martyn Hart, chairman, National Outsourcing Association, looks at why the government’s attitude to outsourcing in the public sector has changed

In a time of local authority budget cuts, it is essential that spending decisions meet the priorities of local people. Research is one way of ensuring that spending priorities are properly targeted

London is soon to host some of the biggest events in the world. And with all eyes on the capital, many improvements are being made, from new transport links, new event venues and new hotels

Peter Hore from Indirect Tax Services talks through potential changes to VAT legislation that could affect the public sector

What are the things to consider when investing in a franchise, asks Tom Endean from the British Franchise Association

There is no better time than 2011 for the business traveller to make the most of Scotland’s active pursuits as the entire country celebrates the Year of Active Scotland

Diana Bruce from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals explains government proposals for more flexible parental leave and the administrative implications for payroll departments

In all markets, someone sets the rules that allow it to work. But in the UK energy and climate markets we need some more clarity, argues Alan Aldridge, executive director of ESTA

Kent, known as the Garden of England, has breathtaking countryside dotted with orchards, vineyards, hop gardens, oast houses and more famously the White Cliffs of Dover

With a warm welcome, fine food and drink, and venues to suit all budgets and tastes, Scotland is the perfect place for your conference, meeting, incentive and event management needs

Shaun McCarthy, director, Action Sustainability, and chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, considers the shift in focus from lowest price to consideration of wider impacts

Being AIM accredited gives venues and suppliers a clear marketing advantage over non AIM accredited venues and product and service providers, says the Meetings Industry Association

The Institute of Groundsmanship explains why training is the key to success when maintaining sports amenities and open areas

Wales hosts a vast range of value-for-money venues for event buyers tasked with keeping costs down but standards high. We take a look at a few purse-friendly options

With the public sector facing a rapidly changing landscape, Martin Rayson, vice president of the Public Sector People Managers’ Association, discusses how to keep staff motivated and engaged

Adam Simon and Jon Francis unravel the myths around recovery auditing and ask whether civil servants can afford to ignore it

The National Outsourcing Association’s chairman Martyn Hart looks at why public sector outsourcing is on the rise and the benefits it can provide

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