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CCS marks 10th anniversary having saved £3.8bn of taxpayers money in the last year alone

The Government’s procurement department, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has saved over £3.8 billion of taxpayer money in the last year alone, as the agency celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. CCS centralises government procurement, allowing thousands of public sector ...

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GPA appoints Gleeds as a key strategic partner

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has appointed international property and construction consultancy, Gleeds, as a strategic partner to provide professional services for its Capital Programmes. The new contract, which is for an initial four-year term, with up to three-year extension ...

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GPA awards four key contracts for Government estate

Following a robust and comprehensive procurement process via the Crown Commercial Services framework (RM 6165), the Government Property Agency (GPA) has awarded four new professional three-year contracts to support delivery of its Workplace Services Projects. Global design and consultancy organisation ...

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Making connections

Kean Jones, Chief Technology Officer at the Government Property Agency describes the work the team at the GPA have been doing on connectivity across the estate The dust is now settling on the great workplace disruption – hybrid models have ...

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Updated guidance calls for second staircases in all new high-rise residential buildings

The government has updated its guidance calling for second staircases in all new tall residential buildings over 18 metres from 30 September 2026. The change in guidance adds to a package of recent fire safety measures and reforms including the ...

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Countdown clock is ticking on Government grants for EV chargepoint installations

From this Sunday, businesses have one year left to claim the hundreds of pounds available for each chargepoint installed. Most of the financial incentives still available from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) will close on 31 March 2025. ...

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GPA publishes guidance to improve biodiversity across government estate

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has published new guidance – Biodiversity and Nature Recovery Annex (BNRA) – detailing how it will protect and improve the natural environment across the extensive estate it manages. As the largest office property holder in ...

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Workforce health, safety and wellbeing should be at the heart of economic growth, says British Safety Council

Ahead of a UK General Election expected this year, British Safety Council has published a manifesto containing policies to support better productivity and growth as well as ensure a healthier, safer and happier workforce. The UK lost an estimated 32.5 ...

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PM to unveil major package of reforms to support SMEs

In the Prime Minister’s first economic speech since the Spring Budget, Rishi Sunak will today be announcing a major reform package to boost apprenticeships and cut red tape for thousands of small businesses, along with the establishment of a new ...

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Employers urged to back homelessness pledge

Six months since the launch of the Government-backed Homelessness Covenant, more than 160 businesses have registered their interest in joining the Government’s drive to help prevent and end homelessness, starting in the workplace. Employers across the country are being urged ...

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