More Protection for Whistle-Blowers on Breaches of EU Law

MEPs have approved new rules to strengthen the protection of whistle-blowers across the EU. The rules are intended to protect and encourage reporting of breaches of EU law, give whistle-blowers the choice of reporting either internally or externally, and safeguard them against reprisals from...

Tackling UK Modern Slavery – Dun & Bradstreet

The National Crime Agency revealed a 10-fold increase in the number of suspected modern slavery cases in 2018 across UK local authorities. The EU is actively pursuing policies to ensure better procurement decisions are made by businesses and the European Parliament is looking at EU-level rules on...

Scotland – Radical Changes to Local Government Funding Called For

“PFI contracts should be taken over by the Treasury as part of radical changes to local government funding,” according to a new report from Unison Scotland and the Jimmy Reid Foundation calling for a ‘fundamental review’ of local government funding to examine new and alternative sources...

Sweden’s Public Pension Fund Pot Stock!

Top Canadian marijuana stocks are being traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Sweden’s government-run AP7 pension fund first bought shares in Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth in 2018 – since then the ‘pot’ has soured. Why has Sweden’s government bought stock in Aurora Cannabis and...

France Announces International Competition to Rebuild Notre-Dame Spire

France has announced an international architecture competition to rebuild the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris after its collapse in a major fire. President Emmanuel Macron pledged to rebuild the 850-year-old cathedral within five years. More than £700 million has so far been donated to...

Still Time to Enter for Procura+ Awards

Don’t forget entries close on March 31 2019 for the Sustainable, Circular and Innovative Public Procurement Awards -full details are here. The Procura+ Awards recognise sustainable and innovative public procurements and tender procedures which lead to real improvements in public goods, services,...