Procurement and contracting transparency reports: Q1 April to June 2013

Information on departmental progress with respect to procurement and contracting transparency for Quarter 1 – April to June 2013. To view the reports click here.... (Continue reading)

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EU directive on network and information security: call for evidence

This call for evidence provided data for the BIS impact assessment on the proposal for the EU Network and Information Security Directive. As negotiations continue, BIS may publish further documents in regards to amendments on the Directive and seek views... (Continue reading)

Summary of provisional findings

  The main focus of our investigation has been on the interactions between consultants, hospital operators, patients and, where relevant, private medical insurers (PMIs). To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

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Shining a light: Uncovering the business energy efficiency opportunity

The CBI carried out wide-ranging research for this report, which showed that many businesses are already recognising the clear and substantial benefits of using energy more efficiently. Better energy management can help firms to cut costs – shaving around 15%... (Continue reading)

UN Practitioner’s Guide to Sustainable Procurement

The United Nations has launched two initiatives to boost sustainability in its procurement. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Global Compact have joined forces to produce a “vendor outreach programme”, including web-based materials, training and guidance to ensure... (Continue reading)

Scottish Annual Business Statistics (SABS) 2011

 Scotland’s Chief Statistician has published Scottish Annual Business Statistics (SABS) 2011. View the full report here…... (Continue reading)

Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2013

 Scotland’s Chief Statistician has published Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2013. View the full report here…... (Continue reading)

Working and Workless Households, 2013

 The Office for National Statistics has released figures on working and workless households in the UK, between Aprtil and June 2013. View the full report here…... (Continue reading)

EU Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) proposed ammendment

 The UN has proposed new measures to protect and conserve marine biodiversity in the high seas. The Lithuanian EU Presidency’s team told of plans to implement a new agreement under the Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) to protect and... (Continue reading)

Supporting working carers: the benefits to families, business and the economy

The report makes a number of recommendations highlighting the economic and social benefits of supporting carers in the workplace. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

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