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  • Fleet vehicles for purchase or hire

    COVID-19 the dilemma for Fleet - Purchase vs Hire

    14 April 2020 By Scott Hesketh - Fleet Category Buyer at YPO

    As a fleet buyer in the public sector, I thought I would touch my thoughts on what effect the pandemic may have on the vehicle market, and why hire and lease are great options to acquire vehicles in the coming months.

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    Recruiting Together

    03 April 2020 By Lizzy Grayson - Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    During the next few months the world of recruitment will be pushed to deploy resources across public sector organisations. We've rounded up some information to provide you with an update on what YPO and the wider recruitment sector are doing to offer support.

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  • IR35 blog image people conversing in a meeting

    The impact of 2021 IR35 reforms on public bodies

    02 April 2020 By Jon Milton - Director at Comensura

    The IR35 reforms (off-payroll rules) have been in place in the public sector since April 2017 and were due to be implemented in the private sector in April 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the private sector implementation has been delayed by a year.

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  • Mother and young daughter learning the alphabet

    Early Years: Learning in a home environment

    30 March 2020 By Emily Hatfield - Digital Marketing Apprentice at YPO

    As young ones begin to explore and understand the world around them, it is also important to maintain a sense of learning indoors in a controlled home environment. We've compiled a how-to guide that shows the benefits and best practices to encourage our little learners to begin their education at home!

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  • nursery children with teacher on Easter egg hunt

    Exciting activities to help you celebrate Easter

    12 March 2020 By Mel Godley - Category Buyer for Arts and Crafts at YPO

    As the Easter holidays approach, activities and crafts are the perfect way to encourage celebrations as well as keep children occupied. We've got you covered with these easy Easter activities to incorporate in your classroom or to celebrate at home!

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    Meet the Category Manager - Ian Reed

    09 March 2020 By Ian Reed - Category Manager of Fleet at YPO

    Ian Reed joined the YPO team 15 years ago and is now the Category Manager for fleet in the procurement services team.

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  • young boy holding football

    Top of the Sports - most loved products of 2019

    02 March 2020 By Matthew Pinder - Assistant Buyer of Sports at YPO

    Keeping up with the latest school sports trends is a vital way to engage students in your physical education lessons. Check out our countdown of the top 10 most loved sports equipment and products from 2019 to inspire your next class!

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  • teenage girl in engineering class

    Inspiring our secondary school science students

    27 February 2020 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    We need to entertain, inspire and enthuse our future scientists. Our world wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have modern medicine, technology and of course the latest mobile phone. But how do we engage all secondary school students in science?

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  • soil sampling

    Celebrate our diverse planet in secondary science

    26 February 2020 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    This year’s chosen theme for British Science Week 2020 is the diversity of our planet. We've compiled a few simple science activities surrounding the theme to help you celebrate at your secondary school.

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  • young children playing with loose parts

    How to encourage sensory play with loose parts

    26 February 2020 By Emily Hatfield - Digital Marketing Apprentice at YPO

    Taste, touch, smell, sight and sound - the early years of childhood is a valuable time to engage in sensory play. Engaging the senses from a young age can help with developments and learning. Introducing loose parts is the ideal way to encourage this!

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