Baskar Sundaram

LOCKDOWN ROADMAP 22.2.21

Prime Minister’s Statement Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a statement in the House of Commons setting out the Government’s roadmap for cautiously easing lockdown restrictions in England. Mr Johnson said that this roadmap will “cautiously but irreversibly” ease restrictions in England. The Government has published COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 which sets out the roadmap out …

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Baachu SPECIAL: REFORMS TO PROMPT PAYMENT CODE

BEIS has today published its plans to strengthen the Prompt Payment Code (PPC), ensuring that larger companies pay their suppliers on time. The required payment period to small businesses is to be slashed in half to 30 days, with commitments to be made personally by CEOs or Finance Directors. The tougher rules come as government looks to …

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BAACHU MONITORING SPECIAL

Restrictions over the Christmas Period Prime Minister’s Press Briefing Boris Johnson led this afternoon’s Downing Street news conference, joined by Professor Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer. The Prime Minister began by praising the public’s willingness to “get a jab” in the vaccination programme and that 108,000 have received the vaccination so far. Turning to …

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Green Paper on UK public sector procurement published

The proposals set out in the Green Paper aim to “speed up and simplify” government’s procurement processes, “place value for money at their heart” and “unleash opportunities for small business, charities and social enterprises to innovate in public service delivery”. The Green Paper can be read in full here UK Procurement Brexit , GPA, Find …

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Construction Playbook Launched

Today, the Cabinet Office published the new Construction Playbook. The BSA welcomes the launch and has been involved in its development, alongside members, following on from work on the Outsourcing Playbook. The Construction Playbook looks at how government can work with the sector to deliver faster, better and greener public sector projects, from roads and railways to schools, hospitals and prisons.

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