In arguably the biggest declaration to come out of the Conservative Party Conference, I for one welcomed the government’s announcement to pledge a further £2bn into a “new generation of council houses” and affordable homes for rent – though its execution will be key.
When it comes to SME growth, public sector digital infrastructure can be a great way to stimulate and support the process.
Matrix SPS was recently recognised by technology analyst firm Gartner as a “cool vendor”. Here, managing director Chris Wilson looks at what the new government can do to improve the number of SMEs winning local authority and central government contracts.
The average pay difference in favour of the public sector has narrowed since 2010, according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.
The separation between public service procurement and the private sector is at an all-time high, says David Cliff.
Large public sector outsourcing companies aren’t meeting their obligations to subcontract a quarter of their business to SMEs.
Private sector businesses in the banking, retail and mobile sectors, are more likely to suffer software malfunctions than public sector organisations.
This morning the CBI called on government to end automatic pay rises based on tenure. That's great news for business and the economy, says Jan Cavelle.
It's no secret that the UK government is still running at a significant loss, and no surprise that all kinds of organisations have to cut costs. For the public sector, this has fast become its mantra.
How can SMEs win more public sector contracts? Stephen Allott, the crown representative for SMEs, gives us the inside story.
My corrrespondent tells me that £100bn could be saved, at a stroke, from public spending by the application of sensible business principles.