“Investment in infrastructure, research and development is all welcome. Additional Support through the period of the coronavirus is necessary and welcome. Government needs to move swiftly to include procurement reform, ‘the playbook’, into legislation.”
In addition to the broader Budget Summary, the BSA has produced a guide of announcements relating specifically to Scotland.
In addition to the wider Budget Summary, the BSA has produced an overview of announcements that relate directly to Wales.
In addition to the broader Budget Summary, the BSA has produced a guide of announcements relating specifically to the English regions.
Mark Fox, BSA Cheif Executive, wrote to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to set out members’ priorities ahead of the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review. The Submission focussed on project delivery; investment and green recovery; supporting business and VCSE organisations; and the levelling up agenda.
Following the BSA’s Budget letter to the Chancellor, a supplementary submission has been sent to HM Treasury regarding government pension policy.
BSA response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government ‘Local Government Pension Scheme – Amendments to the statutory underpin consultation’
The BSA has made a submission to the call for evidence for the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.
The BSA welcomed proposals to increase flexibilities within the NHS Pension Scheme in its response.
The BSA, in collaboration with Pinsent Masons LLP, were joined in July 2020 by some 40 participants from across the BSA membership to discuss lessons from the lockdown period – on the responsibility of organisations as employers; service and infrastructure providers; and community and global citizens.
An Address by Professor Gary L. Sturgess to a meeting of the Business Services Association, London, 18 June 2019
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.
In July 2020, the BSA and Polar Insight conducted a survey of members to understand more about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and factors relating to procurement.
Download the survey report here: https://www.polarinsight.com/bsaprocurementsurvey
This paper suggests some areas where government may be able to use the opportunity presented by EU exit to reform further the public procurement process. It builds on the development and implementation of the Outsourcing Playbook and wider reform.
The BSA has responded to the reply from Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, following our proposal on levy funded short courses.
The BSA has written to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster regarding coronavirus .