Briefing Papers More ›

The Future of Government Contracting

An Address by Professor Gary L. Sturgess to a meeting of the Business Services Association, London, 18 June 2019

Local Industrial Strategies Initial Observations

BSA Position Paper: Apprenticeship Levy – One Year On

As part of National Apprenticeship Week the BSA has surveyed members to gauge their experiences of the Apprenticeship Levy since its implementation last April. The response reveals a mixed picture in terms of take-up and members have also identified a number of areas where the levy might be improved in future.

Budget Submissions More ›

BSA letter to Chancellor ahead of Spring Statement

BSA publishes Autumn Budget 2018 submission

The BSA has published its Autumn Budget 2018 submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Our submission focuses on three vital areas: supporting the business environment; the value of public service markets and procurement reform; infrastructure delivery and new public-private investment models.

 

BSA Spring Statement 2018 Submission

Consultation Responses More ›

BSA Fair Deal in Local Government Pension Scheme Response

The BSA has published its submission to the government’s consultation on Local Government Pension Schemes.

BSA Clean Growth Strategy Response

The BSA has published its response to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s recent consultation into helping businesses to improve the way they use energy. We welcome the government’s Clean Growth Strategy in our submission, which also focuses on improving energy efficiency in new buildings and through business supply chains.

BSA submission to Long Term Plan for the NHS discussion guide

Event write-up More ›

The Future of Government Contracting

An Address by Professor Gary L. Sturgess to a meeting of the Business Services Association, London, 18 June 2019

Raising cyber security standards for government suppliers – Write up

The BSA, in partnership with HP, held an event on the key cyber security challenges facing the UK, and how the public sector can ensure – and enhance – high standards of cyber security within its supply chain.

BSA Smart Places Event – Write-up

Policy Reports More ›

Letter to the BSA from John Manzoni, the Chief Executive of the Civil Service

Business Services and Place-Based Inclusive Growth

This note summarises the contribution providers of business services make to inclusive growth. It also highlights the central importance of the commissioning process, in particular in the context of devolution to combined authorities and other bodies.

Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: working with the business services sector

The BSA has published a new report ‘Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: working with the business services sector’ outlining how the sector can contribute towards the success of STPs across four areas – a digital health service, transforming the estate, corporate services and sustaining the workforce.

Press Release More ›

BSA comment on TUC report

Key Cities partners with BSA

Key Cities, a collaboration of 20 mid-sized cities across the UK, has agreed a partnership with the Business Services Association (BSA) to deliver a range of initiatives to promote current and future skills development – a key driver of the UK’s economic growth.

BSA Briefing Paper: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Public Services

The BSA has published a new briefing paper looking at the opportunities and challenges arising from the use of AI within public services.  Digital public services is a key theme for the BSA this year, with a series of events looking at the application of new technologies to service delivery across different sectors.