4 min read1 hr At the outset of the Covid pandemic, government was granted extraordinary powers by parliament and made extensive use of emergency procurement regulations to award contracts for goods and services without tender. But the need to act fast did not give government licence to act fast and loose. The Public Accounts Committee… Continue reading Lessons of the Covid procurement process
4 min read31 min Over four days, Conservative Party Conference attracts a wide array of people connected to and interested in the Conservative Party, including members, politicians, journalists, and lobbyists; and across the Main Hall, Exhibition zone, bars and Fringe Events, there’s always something happening. With so much going on in such a short space… Continue reading How can you make the most of this year’s Conservative Party Conference?
Credit: Sellafield We have seen what can be achieved with robotics at Sellafield. Now is the time to realise their long-term potential. Last month, over 350 attendees from across the globe joined a virtual nuclear decommissioning event and heard about the exciting world of robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Sellafield and across the Nuclear… Continue reading Robots are the key to future proof nuclear decommissioning
At its annual Members’ Day, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) launched a Member-wide consultation on “Evolve – a framework for better business”. Presented by James MacPherson, GGF Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Evolve is a framework of values and principles to help GGF Members become even better businesses. The long term aim is to… Continue reading GGF Introduces “Evolve – a framework for better business”
MPA’s Quarries & Nature 2021 will take the form of an hour long online showcase of the great work that the industry has delivered over the last 50 years, celebrating the scale and diversity of the restoration, biodiversity and conservation work undertaken by members. Attendance is free of charge and is open to anyone in… Continue reading Quarries & Nature 2021 – 11am, Wednesday 13 October 2021 – Industry showcases its contribution to nature and biodiversity
Since the last CMYA took place in 2020, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has not stopped this year’s CIOB award winners achieving above and beyond in their respective endeavours. Categories introduced this and last year have produced a range of impressive finalists, with the winners coming from Merthyr Tydfil Council, BAM Construction and Henry Boot Construction… Continue reading Construction’s perseverance shines in CIOB award category winners
A recent YouGov poll has found that concern about 5G is the lowest in the UK when compared to other countries. This is a significant shift in attitudes when at the height of the pandemic the UK experienced attacks on its mobile infrastructure fuelled by misinformation and conspiracy theories. Our own research conducted in October… Continue reading Global poll highlights UK has strongest understanding of 5G health myths
4 min read1 hr With less money in the aid budget, it’s more crucial than ever that we spend this vital, lifechanging funding in the best way possible. It is a cliché to say how much the world has changed since March 2020. But nowhere is that more true than in the UK’s approach to… Continue reading Where next for UK international aid after the cuts?
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) annual Members’ Day conference proved a great success with an inspirational speech by Lord Andrew Stunell on energy efficiency and net zero, which was then followed by four major announcements underlining the GGF’s position as the leading trade organisation in the industry. Due to the pandemic and following a… Continue reading GGF Progress and Ambition Highlighted at Members Day
4 min read1 hr The cut will reduce real terms support for an out of work family to the lowest level since Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. Universal Credit has had a troubled journey since being announced by ministers in 2010. But its strengths have been plain during the pandemic. In a few weeks after… Continue reading Out of work families can not afford the cut to Universal Credit