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The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Yvette Cooper, has announced Government action to ensure vital PFI infrastructure projects will go forward as planned despite the current financial market conditions

Businesses need to get ready for the new aligned compliance checks framework that comes into effect next month, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned 

The Retail Forum, launched by Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas, Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, EuroCommerce President, Senator Feargal Quinn and Pierre-Olivier Beckers, President and CEO of the Delhaize Group, representing the European Retail Round Table (ERRT) is part of their drive to promote more environmentally sustainable consumption patterns

 

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New measures to tackle criminals illegally lending money have been announced by Consumer Affairs Minister, Gareth Thomas

 

The Prime Minister, on the recommendation of the Chancellor, has appointed Andrew Hudson as Managing Director (Public Services and Growth Directorate), HM Treasury

 

The Government has published a new policy on Open Source software that will ensure maximum value for money for taxpayers. Minister for Digital Engagement, Tom Watson, said the new policy reflects changes to both the Open Source market and the Government's approach to IT

 

The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) has announced that it is extending its ground breaking Property Benchmarking Service for central Government and making access to the service available across the wider public sector through the establishment of a new framework on the OGC's online Contracts Database

 

In the current economy, local authorities need to deliver vital services even more efficiently - and the Roots Review has shown millions more can be saved through improved procurement, according to the Local Government Minister John Healey

 

Lord Philip Hunt, the Minister for Sustainable Development, has announced a steering group to update Defra's 'Green Claims' Code. The code was devised to assist businesses to advertise their green products and services with confidence and help protect consumers from bogus or inaccurate claims

 
Commenting on the National Audit Office report on Building Schools for the Future programme published today, Schools Minister Jim Knight said:
“Month-by-month, term-by-term BSF is building momentum - with 80 local authorities and nearly a third of all secondary schools now in the programme." 
 

Disabled people should receive services from care providers that enable them to participate in society on an equal basis to others, says the last of CSCI’s good practice bulletins, published today

 

OGCbuying.solutions has today announced that it has achieved certification from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), achieving the CIPS Certification Standard of Excellence in Purchasing Policies and Procedures

 

The Prime Minister has warned of the dangers of “financial protectionism” and insisted that the world “can come together” to deal with the current economic crisis

 

Organisations throughout the public sector will have simpler access to a wider range of good value learning and development solutions through a new framework agreement launched today by OGCbuying.solutions

 

Consumer Minister Gareth Thomas today appointed David Saunders as the Chief Executive of the Competition Commission

 

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson gave the go-ahead for a new £35 million Business Start Up programme for the north west, during a visit to the region today.

 

An innovative collaborative project will make a wide range of Ordnance Survey mapping data available to the public sector at a substantially discounted price.

 

OGCbuying.solutions, an executive agency of the Office of Government Commerce in HM Treasury, and Becta have launched a new collaborative deal under which a wide range of software will be available to schools and other educational institutions.

 

OGCbuying.solutions has announced plans to deliver a pan-public sector air programme that will streamline the supply chain and improve efficiency in air travel procurement.

 

A new and improved framework agreement from OGCbuying.solutions is set to provide a trusted, value-for-money, fast and flexible way for public sector organisations to identify and recruit high quality professional people.

 

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