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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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Trade union accuses government of “shielding dangerous employers” from legal action on workplace injuries

Unite, the UK’s largest union, is accusing the government of using a bill due to return to the Commons this week, to shield employers who play ‘fast and loose’ with the safety of workers from having to pay compensation to ...

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MOJ takes over the running of Birmingham Prison from G4S

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has taken over the running of HMP Birmingham from private contractor G4S for an initial six-month period. This follows an extended period during which HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has worked with the operator, ...

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Challenge fund launched to help tackle disability employment gap

A £4.2 million Challenge Fund to support people with mental health or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work has been launched by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, and the Minister for Mental Health and Inequalities, ...

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Collapse of Carillion could happen again unless lessons are learnt say MPs

The Carillion collapse could happen again unless lessons are learned about risk and contract management and the strengths and weaknesses of the outsourcing sector, an influential group of MPs have warned. The enquiry from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs ...

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Government proposes bottle deposit return scheme to help tackle waste pollution

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, announced yesterday that a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas will be introduced subject to consultation later this year. It is estimated that UK ...

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