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|‘Food for thought’|
A group of 7 London Boroughs, supported by YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, have awarded a £50m contract to Thomas Ridley Food Service to provide food for school meals.
YPO was able to coordinate the tender process through its unique public sector framework known as ‘The UK Food Deal’, which was launched nationwide in 2016 and was set up specifically to meet the needs of public sector organisations which look for a legally compliant, easy-to-use and cost-saving way of procuring food.The framework means that YPO can help organisations be more efficient by saving time & money on lengthy & complex tenders, leaving them to focus on their priorities such as education provision. It also allows organisations to access a range of local & national suppliers including SMEs.
YPO: £50m food contract across London awarded
YPO helps public sector save £20m on water bill
YPO announced as new CIPS Knowledge Partner
Making money with energy efficiency
The Insurance Act - What does it mean?
YPO creates role to support Multi Academy Trusts
YPO wins the double at prestigious energy industry awards
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Creating a compelling Employer Value Proposition
|They have ‘made ’$bns’, so they can afford to spend ‘$ms’ to ‘police’ their sites|
|The Home Affairs Committee has strongly criticised social media companies for failing to take down and take sufficiently seriously illegal content – saying they are "shamefully far" from taking sufficient action to tackle hate & dangerous content on their sites.|
PC&PE: Social media companies "shamefully far" from tackling illegal & dangerous content
They should hide their ‘Faces’ in shame
Tackling the ‘Dark Side’ of social media in schools
Capture & report bullies in action
And here is another area of ‘digital concern’
Millions of eyes monitoring will help keep us safe
It’s a big, bad e-world out there, but very enticing for children
The dark side of social media: Be careful what you share with the wide ...
|Many people have been saying this for years|
|The Government should establish a national food waste reduction target to drive efforts to reduce the food waste costing the average person in the UK £200 per year and supermarkets should publicly report data on the amount of food they bin and relax rules that prevent the sale of "wonky vegetables" to combat food waste, the Environment Food & Rural Affairs Committee says in its report.|
PC&PE: Government & supermarkets must do more to prevent food waste scandal
How did they manage before freezers?
Proposals for cutting food waste
Freezing food can lead to a less wasteful Christmas
Getting to grips with our food waste
FSA urges public to 'face freezer fears' in a bid to tackle food waste
|SME Supplier Locator update...|
UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. The past 5 years have seen government make a priority of getting money through its supply chain into the hands of SMEs, by both setting targets and introducing new procurement mechanisms.
Against this backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.
|Everyone knows agricultural subsidies need a total reform|
|The EU Energy & Environment Sub-Committee publishes its report which investigates the implications of Brexit for UK agriculture & food, particularly the implications of leaving the EU's Common Agriculture Policy and the Single Market.|
PC&PE: Brexit: agriculture report published
IEA: Brexit offers unrivalled opportunity to halt potential food price rises, argues new paper
PC&PE: Common Agricultural Policy reform must focus on delivering Public Goods
NIA: Committee brings Brexit concerns to the fore
Post-Brexit Farming Policy - CPRE
The effect of Brexit on agriculture & fisheries in South West England
After Brexit: What happens next for the UK's farmers? - BBC News
NFU: Implications of a UK exit from the EU for British agriculture
Implications of BREXIT for UK agriculture | Yorkshire Agricultural Society
Scots clash over impact of Brexit on agriculture - Farmers Weekly
|Is one ‘rich’ if he/she is struggling to pay off a £500k mortgage on a small house in Outer London and also paying £000s p.a. to commute?|
|Most of us would like somebody else to pay for the public goods & services we consume. Politicians tend to give the impression that this is their intention too – often through somewhat vague references to "the rich", “the very best-off” or “those with the broadest shoulders”. However, it is rarely clear from such statements exactly who is being referred to.|
IFS: If politicians talk about the rich, always ask who they mean
IFS: Incomes & inequality: the last decade and the next parliament
JRF: Next Parliament could be a real struggle for poorer families
Telegraph: Nearly half of Britons pay no income tax as burden on rich increases
|Don’t Register, Can’t Vote, Don’t Complain!|
|Last week the UK Electoral Commission had a day of dedicated activity to encourage UK citizens living overseas to register to vote ahead of the UK Parliamentary General Election on Thursday 8 June 2017. Expats can now apply to register online in just a few minutes at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.|
Electoral Commission: UK expats – don’t miss out, you may be able to vote in the General Election
|OS expands the Geovation Programme|
Meet the 4 GeoTech start-ups with new technologies and new thinking that have been specially selected as the newest additions to Ordnance Survey’s corporate accelerator, the Geovation Programme.
The latest intakes to the Programme are:
Ordnance Survey: GeoTech continues to grow
Trimble and Ordnance Survey collaborate to aid geospatial industry innovation
Apps, paths and drones: Geovation announces its next generation of Programme members
|Learning at Work Week is fast-approaching. With less than one week to go, registration for fascinating insight sessions is now open. UK Online Centres have teamed up with experts from across the network to bring you an excellent series of free webinars, where they’ll share their vast & varied knowledge with you. Learning at Work Week is a brilliant opportunity to learn some new & exciting skills that you can use both in your centre and at home.|
|Two checks may require compensation|
|CJEU: A collision between an aircraft and a bird is an ‘extraordinary circumstance’. However, where an authorised expert finds after the collision that the aircraft concerned is airworthy, the carrier cannot justify the delay by invoking the need to carry out a second check.|
CJEU: A collision between an aircraft and a bird is an ‘extraordinary circumstance’
|BCS; Distinguished Fellowship call for nominations|
|Distinguished Fellow is the highest award made by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. It is awarded to individuals where their contribution to computing is seen in terms of major importance to the overall development of computing, with substantial personal recognition through peer review over a substantial and sustained career. The nomination process closes at 12 noon GMT on 23 June 2017.|
|It can impact on many workers|
|An opportunity for members of the public to learn about the work of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC). The aim of the meeting is to give members of the public, their representatives, and people with a professional interest in occupational diseases, the opportunity to learn & ask questions about the council’s work. Reserve a place or ask your questions by Thursday 22 June 2017 at –firstname.lastname@example.org|
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