Baskar Sundaram

Summer Economic Update – Baachu Detailed

Security & Home Affairs Sector Court modernisation – The Government will invest £102 million to modernise the court estate in England and Wales. This will include £55 million for essential court maintenance, £37 million for technology to fast-track the digitalisation of the courts, and £10 million for local regeneration projects outside London and the South …

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Summer Economic Update: Baachu Summary

Key Points As part of today’s Summer Economic Update the Chancellor has made the following announcements. The full Plan for Jobs can be found here: Click Here House of Commons Library background briefing: Click Here   Employment Introduction of Job Retention Bonus. £1,000 paid for each employee who returns from furlough and employed continuously through …

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Government Phase 2 Recovery Road Map – Reopening of schools

Government Phase 2 Recovery Road Map – Reopening of schools The Prime Minister confirmed that the UK is set to move to Phase 2 of recovery. There will be a phased reopening of schools, in line with the approach of many other countries. The priority is to get children back into the classroom. Early years, …

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‘Our Plan to Rebuild’: Baachu Summary – 2

Some of the challenges and opportunities government services providers have identified, in the short and medium-term, as the economy sets out on its recovery journey. General Public Procurement Considerations Forward Planning A large number of contracts, which would have been retendered in 2020, have been extended to the end of the year. This will create …

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Easing UK’s current lockdown restrictions and cross sector issues ?

These insights are based on our ongoing interactions with organizations operating in impacted areas and our expertise in facilities service and business services growth delivery.  To prepare for the easing of the UK’s current lockdown restrictions, the Government will need to work with business and the VCSE sector to ensure a smooth re-engagement in delivery …

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BUDGET 2020 – ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & PLASTICS

As part of today’s Budget, the Government has made the following announcements related to energy and environment. Plastic Packaging Tax The Government will introduce a new Plastic Packaging Tax from April 2022 to incentivise the use of recycled plastic in packaging. The Budget sets the rate at £200 per tonne of plastic packaging that contains …

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Budget 2020 Key Points Continued – Health

Coronavirus COVID-19 response fund initially set at £5 billion to ensure the NHS and other public services receive the funding needed to respond to the outbreak as the situation develops. £30 million of new funding to enable further rapid research into the disease. Additional £10 million to increase the capacity and capability of diagnostic testing …

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