The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI recorded a lower reading in July, compared with June, as a result of slower rates of increase in total new orders and new export business.
The Public Accounts Committee investigation into whistle-blowing said employees must be provided with a route map on how to report issues within government and private and third sector contractors to the public sector "must also be obliged to have strong and effective whistle-blowing policies in place”.
It is alleged Ron Harper, former deputy property manager at the Royal Household, took bribes from four companies in return for awarding them contracts for work at the royal palaces.
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Deon Anderson pleaded guilty to multiple counts of mail and wire fraud, and “structuring currency transactions to conceal his receipt of the cash bribes”, according to the US Department of Justice.
“There needs to be a level and fair playing field between SME food suppliers and retailers on one side and large multinational manufacturers and supermarkets on the other side,” said Michel Barnier, commission vice-president for internal market and services.
The EY's Global Fraud Survey also revealed that some 10 per cent of senior executives globally have been asked to pay a bribe in a work situation.
The Cabinet Office will consider extending the Freedom of Information Act to outsourcing contractors in its response to recommendations from the Public Accounts Committee.
The Major Projects Guidance for Local Government incorporates best practice from councils, state governments, the private sector and the national government.
With a new name and new categories this year, the CIPS Australasia Awards are set to be better than ever.
From 30 June all employees have the right to request flexible hours. ACAS has six tips on how employers should handle the situation.
A procurement professional’s ability to run and complete a successful RFx evaluation is paramount to the role.
Procurement transformation, innovation and career development were among the key themes discussed by speakers at this year’s Institute for Supply Management conference. Gurjit Degun reports from the event in Las Vegas.
Will Green discovers why a personal approach and product knowledge is essential to the way McDonald’s supply chain works.
A smooth exit from service-based outsourcing must be carefully planned from the start to mitigate disruption.