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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Energy and Cost Saving

    Getting the best energy deals for public buildings

    02 April 2015 By Beverley Upcraft, Buyer - Energy

    We're all shopping around for better energy deals at home. But how do we ensure we're getting the best deal for our schools, town halls and libraries?

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  • Shuffle

    Fashionable furniture to fix your office woes

    23 February 2015 By Jack Green, Content Author - Furniture

    Furniture and layout can have a big impact on productivity and academic attainment, but modern design solutions exist to help you solve common office problems.

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  • Energy for schools by YPO

    10 tips to save money on your energy bills

    20 February 2015 By Adam Throup, Category Manager – Energy

    Simple changes to your daily habits will not only help the environment, but can help you save on your energy bills.

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