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  • Time to face up to cyber risk

    Time to face up to cyber risk

    18 April 2016 By Agnieszka Gajli, Category Buyer - Corporate & People Services

    With public bodies the number one target for cyber attacks, local authorities need to ensure they understand the risks and take proper precautions

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  • Searching for best value travel

    Searching for best value travel

    14 April 2016 By Duncan Spokes, Procurement Manager - Corporate & People Services

    While there’s no doubting that you can find a bargain online if you spend long enough searching for it, does the Internet really always offer the best value option?

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  • Biomass boiler

    How to store biomass pellets in six easy steps

    07 April 2016 By Steve Sefton, Buyer - Energy

    One of the most commonly asked questions from customers about a biomass boiler is, how do you store the biomass pellets?

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  • Gas Light

    The truth about fixed price energy contracts

    18 February 2016 By Georgina Penfold, Category Manager - Energy Solutions

    It has been well publicised that the price of energy has been gradually falling over the past 12 months. Gas is at a seven year low, and electricity prices are holding steady, despite green taxes.

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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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  • Harlesden Primary

    UK schools to benefit from £2 million profit share

    02 December 2015 By David Lunn, Blog Editor

    Thousands of schools across the country are benefitting from a share of £2 million as part of our unique share of profits scheme.

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  • West Riding County Supplies - Van

    Over 100 years of collaborative procurement

    28 October 2015 By Paul Smith, Executive Director

    A recent visit to Belgium to discuss the role of central purchasing bodies in Europe prompted YPO Executive Director Paul Smith to delve into the YPO archives and discover our history in collaborative procurement.

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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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