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Government pedals new era of green commutes with e-bike Cycle to Work scheme

Commuters will have more opportunities to boost their health, benefit the environment and speed up their journey to work, thanks to the updated Cycle to Work guidance. Cycling Minister Michael Ellis recently announced a refreshed Cycle to Work scheme which ...

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Government launches call for evidence on fire safety in the workplace

Employers and business owners are being asked for their views on fire safety in workplaces in England as part of a Home Office call for evidence launched yesterday. The Home Office is seeking feedback on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) ...

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Waste industry experts say Government is playing a game of Monopoly

A group of six independent waste management companies have come together for the first time in an attempt to stop the proposal of local waste & recycling monopolies, by providing their combined expertise to ensure that DEFRA has a representative ...

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Government confirms a ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. In England, it is estimated that annually we use 4.7 billion plastic straws, ...

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Industry leaders say Government needs to do more to support apprenticeships

According to a poll taken at an Umbrella Training conference held in London this week, over 90 per cent of leading hospitality figures believe the Government needs to be doing more to promote apprenticeships. The conference, titled ‘Combating the skills ...

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Reform outsourcing, don’t ban it, says think tank

Government needs private firms and charities to deliver public services but should improve the rules for outsourcing, says the Reform think tank. A new report by the think tank calls for more training for civil servants dealing with private companies ...

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Businesses urged to place more emphasis on ‘social value’ to secure Government contracts

Businesses who want to secure future government contracts are being urged to show they can also help improve society by tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate change. During yesterday’s Social Value Summit in London,  the government launched a ...

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Government revamps outsourcing measures

The Cabinet Office has launched new outsourcing guidance which has been designed to improve how government works with industry and deliver better public services. The Outsourcing Playbook will ensure that the government gets right more projects from the start, engages ...

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New agreement set to increase public sector renewable energy use

The government has announced it’s making it easier for public bodies to reduce their carbon footprint, by launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source. The public sector currently accounts for around two per cent of UK ...

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New workplace measures launched to tackle barriers facing ethnic minorities

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace will be announced by Prime Minister Theresa May today (11 October), exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people ...

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