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Legacy software

Moving to Cloud solutions without changing the whole World

Chris, CEO of Engeneum Limited, describes big benefits and savings that can be achieved by adding Cloud functionality to legacy systems!
repurposing property, sustainable

Repurposing property that is surplus to requirement

Stuart Woolgar, CEO, Global Guardians Management Ltd, explores how repurposing empty buildings, such as office space, will help the property world to become more sustainable.
health programmes

NHS should take inspiration from the business world to improve health services

Peter Wilson, Public Sector Industry Architect at Pegasystems, discusses how the NHS can take inspiration from how private sector organisations are benefiting from digital transformation.
UK Government contracts, uk cop26

UK creates new green rules for government contracts

According to the changes, beginning 30 September, companies bidding for government contracts worth over £5 million must commit to Net Zero emissions by 2050.
social value portal, procurement

Social value: More red tape or a step forward?

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?
public and private sector

Social value in the public & private sector

Peter Masonbrook from Faithful+Gould and Penny Anderson from Atkins discuss the role and importance of social value within the public and private sector.
NHS patient data, NHS data grab

UK Government to sell NHS patient data to third parties

The UK Government will permanently transfer all NHS patient data to a database tomorrow (23 June), which will then be sold to third parties - today is the last chance to opt-out.
vacant property, buildings

Repurposed buildings: How to best manage the vacant property until that happens?

Repurposing could be the answer to the social and affordable housing shortage. But how can we manage a vacant property until that happens? Stuart Woolgar, CEO of Global Guardians Management Ltd, explore.
private sector firms

What the new IR35 off-payroll regulations mean for private sector firms

Debbie Sadler, senior associate in the employment team at Blaser Mills Law, discusses what the new IR35 off-payroll regulations mean for private sector firms and how they can ensure compliance.
loss of biodiversity, climate change

How can Finland confront the climate crisis and preserve its biodiversity?

Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change in Finland illustrates why a circular economy will provide the means to tackle the climate crisis and loss of biodiversity.
social value creators, government

The Social Value Creators

One consequence of the pandemic is that embracing ‘social value’ as a way of supporting our communities has grown stronger - Guy Battle, CEO of the Social Value Portal, discusses the importance of becoming Social Value Creators.
Overpayment

Using the private sector to recover supplier overpayment

Glenn St. John-Colgan, Managing Partner at Augmentas Group, takes a look at a recent UK initiative to recover money owed from suppliers and considers its implications.
net zero carbon, greenhouse

Net zero carbon: The space between existing UK policy and the goal

Here, the question of how net zero carbon emissions can be achieved via existing policy in the UK is dissected.
food parcel, chartwells

UK Government to offer vouchers after food parcel failure

Footballer and child hunger campaigner Marcus Rashford highlighted ongoing food parcel failures, leading to yesterday's decision to revive the food voucher scheme.
recovery, public sector

How data can unlock a Government-led pandemic recovery

Natalie Taylor, MD Public Sector at Foundry4, explores how UK Government can use data as a tool to recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic.
the managerial chain, boardroom

Are women gradually moving up the managerial chain?

The boardroom is historically a male playground - but are women now moving up the managerial chain?
worker's rights for black friday, warehouse

Amazon continues to ignore worker’s rights for Black Friday

Amnesty International released an investigative report into the company's treatment of workers in the US, France, Poland and the UK - finding violations of worker's rights for Black Friday and beyond.
antitrust investigation into amazon, european commission

European Commission begins antitrust investigation into Amazon

Antitrust laws exist to stop big companies from creating monopolies - with a new antitrust investigation into Amazon, the European Commission raises growing concerns of legal missteps by the tech giant.
uk private rental sector, research

Research finds moral decline in the UK private rental sector 

In the north of England, renters have been fighting a quiet war against the UK private rental sector - how has COVID-19 impacted their quality of life?
safety in the workplace, public sector

Health and safety in the workplace, when the workplace is home

With scientists predicting a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections, on 22nd September 2020 the UK Government announced a new round of measures to “confront the COVID-19 virus”

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