Everest Group said the market grew by 12 per cent last year, reaching $2.2 billion (£1.4 billion), and could grow by the same amount in 2015.
Accenture says the deal to acquire EnergyQuote JHA will bolster its energy procurement capabilities.
Prime minister David Cameron has announced a clampdown on corruption that could include forcing firms bidding for UK government contracts to state their true ownership.
The UK Homecare Association has warned chancellor George Osborne that without additional funding for local authorities the living wage will make state-funded homecare “unviable”.
“A licensing structure will ensure the profession gains formal recognition of its status and can attract higher calibre individuals as well provide protection for individuals and organisations,” said UNDP assistant administrator Jens Wandel.
UK government minister Anna Soubry has announced plans to establish a small business commissioner role to deal with the more than £26 billion owed to SMEs in late payments.
Two members of staff have been suspended and a third has resigned over allegations of impropriety in the purchasing of medical supplies at two hospitals in the Republic of Ireland.
Data has identified six countries — India, China, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and Australia — where increased business travel demand will drive significant air price increases in 2016.
A survey by Venson Automotive Solutions found 58 per cent of company car drivers think it is their employer’s responsibility to get the car serviced at the appropriate times, even though the employee is accountable.
Some 83 per cent of respondents to a survey of public sector leaders by Deloitte said procurement needed to change to accommodate digital transformation.
“Between 85 and 95 per cent of children who need assistive products do not have access to them. Plainly, we have before us a defining moment in which we can use our collective expertise, knowledge and experience to right this wrong," said Shanelle Hall, director of Unicef’s supply division.