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modern slavery

UK fashion brands join the fight against Modern Slavery

Major fashion brands across the UK are collaborating with law enforcement bodies to remove modern slavery from the textiles industry.
local government

Digital transformation and local government: Asking the right questions

Callum Sherwood, Public Sector Specialist at Freshworks provides insight into the world of digital transformation and local government and ponders if we are asking the right questions in this vein
local services

Budget to support new housing, high streets and local services

Budget will boost efforts to build homes, restore the dream of home ownership, help our high streets and support councils to deliver local services, says Communities Secretary
austerity

One third of British consumers disagree with government that ‘austerity is ending’

With Philip Hammond’s pre-Brexit Budget claims that the "era of austerity is finally coming to an end", voice of Maru/edr reveals that only 23% of Brits agree, releasing an immediate snapshot of UK consumers’ reactions and concerns to the news of the Autumn Budget 2018
digital public services

Levelling the playing field in digital public services

Peter Ford, Public Sector Industry Principal, Pegasystems, looks at which areas of the public sector have successfully implemented online digital services, and which are failing to deliver
funding councils

“Unfair” council funding holding back social mobility in rural counties, MPs warn

An inquiry by a cross-party group of MPs has found that the least socially mobile areas in England are counties, and those areas are held back by an ‘outdated’ and ‘inequitable’ method of funding councils and the false perception they are affluent

Low Pay Commission welcomes new national wage rates

The LPC are happy to see that their recommendations to up national wage rates have been actioned by the Chancellor in the autumn Budget.
2018 budget

What the 2018 Budget means for Scotland

Scottish Secretary David Mundell welcomes the Chancellor’s 2018 Budget as a great deal for people in Scotland 
Budget 2018

Budget 2018: The main points you need to know

Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the final pre-Bexit Budget yesterday and here is a summary of the main issues raised during his speech.
the Budget

What can we expect from the final pre-brexit Budget?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond has drawn up the final Budget before Brexit which he will present later on today (29th October 2018).
pedestrianisation

Security: Protecting public spaces with pedestrianisation

Gavin Hepburn, Director at ATG Access shares his expert perspective on the importance of security in terms of protecting public spaces with pedestrianisation
local government services

The declining high street: A final nail in the coffin of local government services?

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development (IED), shares his opinions on the declining high street and ponders if this is a final nail in the coffin of local government services
tackle hate crime

Home Office reopens fund to help communities tackle hate crime

The Hate Crime Community Projects Fund has been launched for the third year so organisations in England and Wales could secure up to £75, 000 to tackle hate crime
modern slavery

Biffa joins global alliance in the fight against Modern Slavery

Biffa, a recycling and waste management provider, has now become a founding member of the Slave-Free Alliance and is raising awareness during Anti-Slavery Day
affordable rent homes

Forty-one brand new affordable rent homes unveiled in Runcorn

A new development of more than 40 affordable rent homes has been unveiled in Runcorn with developers naming part of the site in memory of former local councillor John Swain
Government Loneliness Strategy

Government loneliness strategy is a major step forward in tackling loneliness

The British Red Cross responds to the launch of the new Government Loneliness Strategy announced today by Theresa May
Engineering licenses

EU may cease accepting Part-66 Engineering licenses post-Brexit

Recently the UK government warned that the European Aviation Safety Agency may cease accepting UK aircraft engineering licenses after the official Brexit deadline. This could impact how employable UK engineering graduates are, as well as damage the economy
vacant property

Is your vacant property being secured the best way?

Stuart Woolgar, CEO, Global Guardians Management explains the rudiments of property guardianship and asks us to consider if a vacant property is being secured the best way possible
post-Brexit trade deal

The potential of a post-Brexit trade deal with China

The 29th March 2019 is only getting closer, but we don't seem to be any closer to striking a deal with the European Union regarding Brexit
S2P

Preparing your Source-to-Pay (S2P) for Brexit

The brexit negotiations are becoming murkier and murkier, and what was once a distant, faraway event, is now fast becoming a near reality. As the topic of trade becomes increasingly hot, Sabine Adotevi discusses how the supply chains are dealing with this pressure and what they can do to prepare their S2P