Guy Battle from Social Value Portal considers the recent updates around procurement and social value: but is this more red tape or a step forward?
Yesterday (15 September), Prime Minister Boris Johnson conducted a Cabinet reshuffle - former education secretary Gavin Williamson fired, and Liz Truss replacing Dominic Raab as foreign secretary.
Sato Kan Hiroshi from the Institute of Developing Economies in Japan, charts research activities concerning the social impact of development aid in developing countries.
Louise Sunderland, Local Government Sector Lead at Ignite Consulting, outlines three steps that public sector organisations can take to deliver genuine value from their technology investment.
The UK medicine regulator approved both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines as a third COVID dose - for use in a new UK booster scheme.
Julian Hayes, Partner at BCL Solicitors LLP, examines the new Children's Code in relation to online harms which came into force on September 2nd.
Following on from a previous article, Professor Mariko Igimi continues to observe current social issues in Japan from the perspective of Roman law.
The EU have dropped their court case against AstraZeneca, as a new deadline for vaccine deliveries is agreed between the two parties.
Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, Chief Medical Examiner at Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, describes the importance of medicolegal death investigation, an important function for governments around the world.
As reports of an explosion outside Kabul airport roll in, the US Government remains adamant that Tuesday (31 August) will remain the deadline for evacuation.
Open Access Government's Jonathan Miles, charts the European Commission’s commitment to inclusion and equality, examining some recent policy initiatives.
Kinga Joó, President of the EESC ad hoc Group on the Citizens' Initiative, enlightens us on the role of the organisation in supporting the European Citizens’ Initiative.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) tells us what we need to know about the UK’s National Procurement Policy Statement.
Dr Mark Brookes MBE, Advocacy Lead at Dimensions UK, discusses the implications of the Elections Bill and measures to introduce voter ID on voter participation for people with a learning disability.
Sandra Parthie, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion INT/935, argues that the EU’s industrial strategy needs a clear division of tasks & responsibilities.
Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, shares with us the six ‘must haves’ for Boris’ levelling up agenda.
Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly, calls for policymakers and businesses to prioritise the power of small charities and community causes in order to level up the UK.
The $1 trillion Infrastructure Bill, formally known as BIF, is a momentous and era-defining kind of proposal - with $73 billion laid aside for investment into clean energy infrastructure and electric-vehicle charging stations.
Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO leader, asked richer countries in the Global North to wait before giving third COVID jabs - as the Global South is yet to hit 10% double-vaccinated, due to low vaccine supply.
According to the new crime strategy, police will have increased stop and search powers - while general offenders will be made to clean public streets so "justice is seen to be done".