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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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  • 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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  • Vacuum Cleaner

    Why new eco-vacuums outshine old high-powered ones

    14 July 2015 By Kelly Snee, Buyer - Cleaning

    If your vacuum cleaner has broken down after a hard season of spring cleaning, you may be concerned that your eco-friendly replacement won’t be up to the job. But you needn’t worry…

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  • Paper Counterpart Driving Licence

    The practical implications of paperless licensing

    09 June 2015 By Sarah Sesum, Buyer - Emergency Services & Blue Light

    It's the end of the road for the paper counterpart driving licence, which was abolished yesterday. But what practical implications will this have for you and your organisation’s driver verification practices?

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  • Old Classroom Furniture

    What to do if your school isn’t a funding priority

    04 June 2015 By Alain Jones, National Furniture Sales Manager

    Earlier this year the government announced the second round of its flagship priority school building programme. If your school didn't make the list but is in desperate need of a face lift, how can you get the most out of the budget you do have?

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  • Electricity Control

    What makes up your business energy bill?

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

    Electricity prices are at their lowest since 2012, but a lot of organisations are failing to see any financial benefit - why?

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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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