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Judge lifts stay in JEDI protest, says award won’t come before July 19 and improving federal solicitations’ ‘scary low’ Section 508 accessibility compliance. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 19, 2019.
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 …
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 …
“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 …
Market intelligence firm SpendEdge has released a report on ‘Disaster Recovery as a Service’ covering market intelligence, procurement research, supply market forecasts, cost drivers, trends, and category management insights. Disaster recovery is relevant to all business but especially the public …
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 …
‘The right medicine – reducing cost and carbon in the NHS’ is a live webinar on Thursday 16th May at 11am. Hosted by Inenco it will discuss how a better approach to energy management can help NHS organisations to deliver …
The International Monetary Fund’s April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is out and focuses on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption. Corruption, which they describe as ‘the abuse of public office for private gain’ weakens …
Lexology outlines what an EU departure will mean for the UK without an exit deal. A range of outcomes remains possible, it says, and it is important for businesses to plan. It looks at the potential impact of a no-deal …
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 …