According to Lowendalmasaï English councils could save almost £3 billion

A new report by Lowendalmasaï, has found that London councils could save hundreds of millions of pounds by improving the way they buy services from their largest suppliers. Extending the findings across England suggests that savings of at least £2.9... (Continue reading)

Monitor publishes review of annual plans for NHS Foundation Trust Sector

Monitor, the independent regulator, has set out the main challenges facing foundation trusts in its review of the sector’s annual plans, published recently. To view the report, click here... (Continue reading)

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Study into the re-use potential of household bulky waste

The purpose of this research was to understand the composition of bulky waste in terms of item type and re-usability, in order to identify the opportunities for the re-use of bulky items across the UK. To view the report, click... (Continue reading)

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Living Wage (Scotland) Bill

In-work poverty is a problem that affects thousands of families across Scotland. It is estimated that 6 out of 10 poor children live in families that suffer from in-work poverty. The current climate of economic uncertainty is impacting on these... (Continue reading)

Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINAs)

The TINAs aim to identify and value the key innovation needs of specific low carbon technology families to inform the prioritisation of public sector investment in low carbon innovation. To read the report, click here... (Continue reading)

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Monthly Labour Market Review – August 2012

From the 1st April 2011, the responsibility for the collection of data and production of official labour market and economic statistics transferred from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), an... (Continue reading)

Grant Shapps: Prevention is best cure for homeless

A new report today sets out a cross-Government approach to ensuring that anyone at risk of homelessness gets help at the earliest possible stage to prevent them from losing their home. To view the report, click here... (Continue reading)

Scottish Affairs Committee publishes report on multi-question referendum

The Scottish Affairs Committee today publishes the fourth report in its series of reports about the referendum on separation for Scotland. It follows on from a Report last week on the legal competence of the Scottish Parliament to hold a... (Continue reading)

PwC predicts a potential 20% bounce back in bank valuations over 1-2 years as investor confidence returns and the cost of equity subsides

Banking industry reforms and weak growth will keep bank equity returns at around 10%, but reduced equity costs and renewed investor confidence could allow a steady return to economic profitability and a strong recovery in share prices, according to a... (Continue reading)

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Shared services evaluation

A major new report into local authorities sharing services has quantified the benefits and feasibility of joining forces to save money. To view the report, click here A major new report into local authorities sharing services has quantified the benefits... (Continue reading)

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