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  • Streetlights

    Competition in Connections: Are you missing out?

    18 January 2016 By Beverley Upcraft, Category Business Partner - Energy

    Until recently, local authorities were unable to select which companies connected their equipment such as streetlights to local electrical networks.

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  • Biomass - Renewable Heat

    Changes to claiming your renewable fuel incentive

    26 October 2015 By Steve Sefton, Buyer - Energy

    If you currently claim an incentive for purchasing renewable heating fuels, as of 5 October 2015 you must ensure that your supplier is on an approved list published by the government.

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  • Coal

    Coal: The end of a national treasure?

    15 October 2015 By Steve Sefton, Buyer - Energy

    The closure of the last deep pit coal mine spells an end for the once booming industry. But how will this affect our consumption?

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  • Emergency Services Show 2015

    Highlights of the Emergency Services Show 2015

    01 October 2015 By Sarah Sesum, Buyer - Emergency Services & Blue Light

    Last week we exhibited at the ninth Emergency Services Show at the NEC Birmingham. If you didn't get chance to attend, here’s a few highlights on what took place.

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  • Easy steps to do your bit and help combat climate change

    Is the government reneging on climate change?

    02 September 2015 By Fergus Parish, Buyer - Energy

    In July's first Conservative budget since 1996, the removal of the Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption for renewable electricity was perhaps the most controversial and unexpected announcement within the energy sector.

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  • UK Public Purse

    Delivering "more for less"

    01 September 2015 By Simon Hill, Managing Director

    In advance of the 2015 Spending Review, public sectors workers have an opportunity to tell central government how improved public services can be delivered with less money.

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  • Water Fight

    The (water) fight for your custom is coming...

    27 July 2015 By Beverley Upcraft, Category Business Partner - Energy

    With new legislation set to shake up how businesses and organisations procure their water supply from April 2017, we look at the benefits and implications for the public sector.

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  • Questions on Blackboard

    What's next for education under a new government?

    19 May 2015 By Paul Smith, Executive Director

    As the dust settles after the General Election and David Cameron’s new cabinet is appointed, we take a look at what the next five years may bring for the education system under a Conservative Government.

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  • EU Flag

    The role of central purchasing bodies in Europe

    14 May 2015 By Paul Smith, Executive Director

    Last week our Executive Director, Paul Smith, headed to Brussels at the request of the European Commission to join a brainstorming session on the role of central purchasing bodies in Europe.

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  • Procurement Management

    Six aims you should have for procurement success

    13 May 2015 By Chris Dale, Contracts Manager - North Yorkshire Procurement Service

    A successful procurement process will save you time, money and reduce risk. If you are not familiar with the process, here are some practical steps to ensure your procurement projects remain on target.

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