How to solve the public sector procurement conundrum

The Social Value Act requires public bodies to consider the social and environmental impact of their purchasing decisions – and it could transform public spending. There is a conundrum developing at ...

Public procurement savings dwarfed by growing UK debt

We will bring this back to procurement, but forgive me a round-about route. Fraser Nelson is an excellent political writer, and a lifelong Conservative Party supporter. So when he headlines an excell...

The power of public procurement

We should welcome Ed Miliband’s pledge that a Labour government would force private suppliers of public contracts to employ apprentices. But he could go much further. One of the specific policy commi...