Browsing by topic: Environment

Supply chains and local growth paper launched by the BSA

  • BSA staff
  • 31 May 2016
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The BSA paper: “Supply chains: Building ecosystems for local growth” brings together the cutting edge examples of how businesses are promoting engagement, best practice and innovation with their supply chain partners. Using case studies from BSA members, it highlights ways in which positive examples can be scaled up across the public and private...

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BSA comment on the Spending Review and Autumn Statement

  • BSA staff
  • 25 Nov 2015

Commenting on today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement by the Chancellor, the BSA’s chief executive, Mark Fox, said: “The Chancellor’s statement sets a sustainable forward path. The private sector has a key role to play in growing the UK economy and delivering public services. The BSA will continue to work closely with all central government departments...

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BSA responds to Spending Review 2015

  • BSA staff
  • 8 Sep 2015

The BSA has published its submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Spending Review 2015, which will be delivered on 25th November. The BSA believes that to make the significant savings in the non-protected departments and to cope with rising demand in the protected ones, more imaginative redesigning of the state is needed. Notable...

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BSA Annual Lecture

  • 4 Apr 2015
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The 7th BSA Annual Lecture was delivered on Thursday 19th March by Stan Soloway, President and CEO of the Professional Services Council. This was a well-attended event and we are grateful to Barclays for their support.

The notes accompanying Stan Soloway’s keynote speech can be found below.

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UK business services sector: a national growth engine

  • 4 Feb 2015
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An article written by the BSA has been published in Outsource magazine. Revealing the impact of the business services sector at national, regional, and parliamentary constituency level, showing the sector as an engine for growth across the UK. The full article can be found here: http://outsourcemagazine.co.uk/uk-business-services-sector-a-national...

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Oxford Economic report sets out the economic contribution of the business services sector

  • 2 Feb 2015
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The BSA has published a report - commissioned from Oxford Economics - setting out the economic contribution of the business services sector to the UK economy, at the national, regional, and constituency level. The sector is made up of five categories – FM, Business Process Outsourcing, IT and digital services, construction services and front-line...

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BSA EVENT: Trade Opportunities in Service and Infrastructure Projects

  • 11 Sep 2014
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On Monday 6 October 2014, the BSA will be holding an event in partnership with Grant Thornton LLP on Trade Opportunities in Service and Infrastructure Projects. The keynote speaker will be Crispin Simon who, until recently, was the Managing Director responsible for Trade Development at UKTI. Topics for discussion: The practicalities...

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Letter to the Telegraph: the costs of switching to green shipping fuel

  • 18 Jun 2014
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On 18th June 2014, the Telegraph published a letter on the costs of switching to green shipping fuel, highlighting the prohibitive expense of low-sulphur technology which could lead to thousands more lorries clogging up the roads. The signatories call on the Government to take action on these issues by insisting that the EU allow pragmatic transitional...

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Cabinet Office publishes State of the Estate 2013

  • 9 Jun 2014

The State of the Estate in 2013 report was laid before Parliament on 5th June 2014. The report provides data about the size, ownership, geographical distribution and use of central government buildings. The civil estate includes all central government property, except for defence military estate, prisons, NHS estate, Defra rural estate, FCO and Home...

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The BSA has welcomed the overall message of growth and helping business in today’s Queen’s Speech

  • 4 Jun 2014
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The Queen’s Speech 2014 took place at 11.30am today (4th June), setting out the Government’s proposed legislative programme for the year ahead. Measures include: - Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. This will focus on small businesses, including in relation to prompt payment. It will provide small firms with “fair access to the £230...

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BSA publishes briefing: Sustainability in Schools

  • 15 Apr 2014
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This note highlights the need for a whole-school approach to reducing energy use and how it can have a dramatic effect on energy bills, education and the environment. The briefing is in PDF form here: BSA - Sustainability in Schools...

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EC High Level Group on Business Services publishes final report

  • 9 Apr 2014

The European Commission High Level Group on Business Services has published its final report in which it calls for Business Services to be adequately reflected in the Europe 2020 Strategy. The BSA is the only UK representative body to sit on the High Level Group. The final report includes case studies from several BSA members, for which we are grateful...

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BSA responds to Budget 2014

  • 19 Mar 2014
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“#Budget2014 supports growing and recovering economy. Some good measures for business to welcome. Big & welcome changes on pensions & tax.”

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BSA publishes updated Mythbusters

  • 10 Mar 2014
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This document uses evidence to dispel commonly cited myths about the work of BSA members. It is updated regularly to ensure the myths addressed are topical and is intended as a useful guide for members. Mythbusters - March 2014....

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Chairman's speech at the BSA Annual Dinner

  • 12 Nov 2013
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A copy of the speech delivered by the Chairman of the BSA, Ian Sarson, can be accessed here.

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BSA makes submission to the Chancellor ahead of the 2013 Autumn Statement

  • 12 Nov 2013
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Ahead of the 2013 Autumn Statement on December the 5th, the BSA has outlined the policy and tax priorities of the outsourced and business services sector. In the submission we call for a continued push for open public services, steps to increase private investment in new infrastructure and tax reforms to level the playing field between providers of...

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BSA ANNUAL REPORT 2013 PUBLISHED

  • 6 Nov 2013

The latest BSA Annual Report has been published. BSA members are active in delivering projects across the private and public sectors. Their activities span the full range of service and infrastructure delivery. Often such projects are undertaken in challenging and demanding environments where demand for efficiency and innovation is at a premium....

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Investing in teachers and textbooks through education outsourcing

  • 9 Oct 2013
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The BSA has published a new briefing note
profiling how more strategic management of back and middle office
educations services by local authorities and academies could free up
resources for investment in new teachers and textbooks.

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Chief Executive comments on Spending Review

  • 26 Jun 2013

BSA Chief Executive said: “The BSA welcomes the direction the Chancellor has set in today’s Spending Round. To achieve a further £5 billion efficiency savings in 2015-16, Government must build a strong, positive and creative relationship with private sector providers. In particular, we welcome announcements implementing some of the recommendations...

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New briefing note on sustainability in service provision

  • 13 Jun 2013

The BSA has published a new briefing note: London 2012 – sustainability in service provision. The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games set an example for how major government projects can be managed and built in a way which is socially and environmentally sustainable....

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