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Contract management ‘more important’ than procurement

Procurement should focus on relationship management to add value to organisations, rather than purely buying.  Nikki Rowbottom, head of supply chain management at the British Library, said there had been a focus on procurement rather than contract management within...

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RHA to host seminars to prepare hauliers for no-deal Brexit

A nationwide programme of roadshows and webinars has been launched by the RHA to prepare haulage companies for a no-deal Brexit. Starting on 7 October, the trade association will host 66 seminars across 22 locations which will examine the impact on border management...

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Supplier collusion pushed drug prices up by 1,800%

Three drug firms have been accused of illegal market sharing that resulted in UK price hikes of up to 1,800% for essential medicines, according to the competition watchdog.  The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) alleged pharmaceutical company Aspen unlawfully...

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UKSMEs face £145K skills gap in ongoing war for talent

       Specialist skills remain target. Research from Robert Half UK suggests the average UK SME faces a skills gap that would impact total revenue by £145,000 in the next year, rising to £318,000 in the next five years. The skills gap – the difference in skills...

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Get ready for Brexit with the Department for Transport

Haulage and Commercial Drivers Partner Pack This page was last updated on 12 September 2019. Introduction UK hauliers and commercial drivers operating in EU countries will require new paperwork following Brexit if the UK leaves without a deal. While we will work in an...

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McDonald’s and Burger King supplier linked to Amazon deforestation

A Brazilian company which supplies burgers to McDonald’s and Burger King sourced cattle from ranches linked to the deforestation of the Amazon. .                                                                                                                         ...

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£266m lost to NHS prourement fraud

Procurement and commissioning fraud accounts for £266m of the £1.29bn lost to the NHS in England every year due to economic crime, according to a report. NHS England’s report Tackling Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Economic Crime Strategy 2018-2021 said the possibility...

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