In England, the total amount of waste disposed of by landfill or incineration has risen from 29 million tonnes in 2018 to 30 million tonnes in 2019.
In 2019/20 it cost local authorities £696 million, or £30.04 per household, to keep England’s streets free from litter.
What is the governments plan for protecting earth's natural resources and the UK stock of natural capital? Read on to find out.
In their public accounts Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL), the private limited company responsible for the NHS Supply Chain (created by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and owned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care until 1st October 2021) said:
“the exceptional impact of the pandemic response has not only led to significant financial reporting challenges but also the reconciliation of inventory has been impacted by significant volumes, which put strain on the company’s control environment, resulting in a qualification of accounts”
How to exclude Russian or Belarusian controlled suppliers and how to terminate their existing contracts (in response to the situation in Ukraine and the resulting sanctions) was the topic of a new procurement statement issued by The Cabinet Office on the 28th March 2022.
This statement precedes the UK governments Procurement Bill that will provide a power for a Minister of the Crown to add suppliers to a public debarment list (for both mandatory and discretionary exclusion grounds) if they are assessed as meeting a ground for exclusion and there is insufficient evidence of self-cleaning.
Both UK and overseas suppliers will be eligible for addition to the debarment list.
Naomi Clews Consultancy
Procurement, Tendering, Business Skills