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The skills required to get ahead in 2013

Gill Kelly

Gill Kelly, Associate Director of CIPFA Recruitment Services discusses the employment skills required to adapt in the current economic climate… We are experiencing the deepest cuts to public spending in living memory and despite the economy being officially out of... (Continue reading)

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Ask the Experts – Spending Review

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor GO Features Editor Morven MacNeil answers your queries on Spending Review 2010. What are Spending Reviews? A Spending Review is a Treasury-led process to allocate resources across all government departments, according to the Government’s... (Continue reading)

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Ask the experts – Equality Act

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor GO Features Editor Morven MacNeil answers your queries on the new Equality Act. What is the Equality Act? On 8 April 2010 the Equality Act received Royal Assent after completing its parliamentary process. The... (Continue reading)

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Ask the Experts – Strategic commissioning

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor GO Features Editor Morven MacNeil answers your queries on strategic commissioning. Q What is strategic commissioning? A Strategic commissioning recognises the public’s needs and aspirations and addresses these on the basis of neutrality among... (Continue reading)

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Ask The Experts – NHS Commissioning

By Duncan Eaton, PASS Consultant NHS Commissioning PASS Consultant Duncan Eaton looks at NHS commissioning and its future. Q What is the background and purpose of NHS commissioning? A Commissioning of health care has been an integral part of the... (Continue reading)

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Ask the Experts – Supply chain management

By Paul Wright, PASS Consultant PASS Consultant Paul Wright considers supply chain management, and why it is relevant to the public sector. Q What is supply chain management? Supply chain management (SCM) means very different things in different organisations. It... (Continue reading)

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Ask the Experts – Framework contracts

By Eddie Regan, Senior PASS Consultant PASS Consultant Eddie Regan answers your queries regarding framework contracts Q What is a framework contract? The term ‘framework contract’ is used to cover agreements not covered by the definition of a contract to... (Continue reading)

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Ask the Experts – Promoting skills through procurement

By Peter Howarth, PASS Consultant PASS Consultant Peter Howarth answers your queries on  promoting skills through public procurement The leaders of my council have asked me to include provision for apprenticeships in some of the contracts I deal with. Can... (Continue reading)

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Ask The Experts – Supplier Financial Appraisals

By David Griffiths, PASS Consultant PASS consultant David Griffiths answers your queries on Supplier Financial Appraisals. What are Supplier Financial Appraisals? This is a method used to conduct a first stage financial appraisal of suppliers in an Open Procedure scenario... (Continue reading)

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Ask The Experts – Supply Chain Management in the public sector

By David Griffiths, PASS Consultant PASS Consultant David Griffiths answers your queries on Supply Chain Management. Q What is a supply chain? The supply chain links suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and end customers together. Supply Chain Management (SCM) helps achieve competitive... (Continue reading)

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