Briefing Papers More ›

Summary – English Metro-Mayor Manifestos 2021

Following the final announcement of the election results, this reference document is a summary of some of the key measures in the Manifestos of the successful MetroMayor candidates.

Summary – Welsh Labour Party Manifesto 2021

Following the election result, this reference document is a summary of some of the key measures in the Welsh Labour Party Manifesto.

Summary – SNP Manifesto 2021

Following the election result, this reference document is a summary of some of the key measures in the SNP Manifesto.

Budget Submissions More ›

BSA Submission Ahead of Budget 2021

The BSA has made its submission ahead of Budget 2021. The submission focusses on the following: project delivery; investment and green recovery; supporting businesses and VCSE organisations; and the levelling up agenda.

The BSA will be submitting supplementary documents. Please send any further comments or matters arising to piers.neill@bsa-org.com

BSA Supplementary Letter to the Chancellor – 19th October 2020

BSA Submission ahead of Comprehensive Spending Review

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.

Consultation Responses More ›

BSA Response to Consultation on Flexi-Job Apprenticeships

BSA Response to Green Paper on Public Procurement

The BSA strongly welcomes the recent publication of the Government’s Green Paper on Transforming Public Procurement. It reflects a significant step forward in the Government’s continued efforts to increase the value and efficiency of public service delivery – efforts that the BSA and its members have long supported.

We hope that the recommendations contained within this response can further support the Government’s work in this crucial policy area and have therefore only responded to the most relevant questions for BSA members as set out in the consultation.

BSA response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government ‘Local Government Pension Scheme – Amendments to the statutory underpin consultation’

Event write-up More ›

‘Recovery and Redesign’: Learning from Lockdown

The BSA, in collaboration with Clyde & Co LLP, organised a discussion in March 2021 on lessons from the lockdown period for joint working between stakeholders in the recovery phase. The discussion had a particular focus on the North East.

Business Values: Learning from Lockdown

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.

The Future of Government Contracting

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

Policy Reports More ›

Statement of Best Practice in Partnership Working between larger businesses or VCSE organisations and SMEs

The document looks at ways in which partnership working has been developing and improving in recent years, and why this should continue to happen. It then shares some specific examples of best practice which BSA members have put into effect and which it hopes will be adopted elsewhere.

Summary: Contract catering in the UK

Contract catering is a vital part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure. The sector serves millions of people every day across the UK. This paper looks at the importance of catering across public sector settings, the characteristics of contract catering services, and the typical commercial considerations in each sector.

BSA/Polar Insight Procurement Survey – October 2020

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

Press Release More ›

BSA Response to Gillian Keegan Letter on Apprenticeships

The BSA has responded to the reply from Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, following our proposal on levy funded short courses.

BSA Letter to Rt Hon Michael Gove on coronavirus

The BSA has written to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster regarding coronavirus .

BSA Comment on Budget 2020

“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.”