The Social Value Act - Valuing the ‘Social’ in Social Enterprise

posted 25.02.2013

Thanks to our partners at Social Enterprise Network we are able to provide you with up to date legislation changes as they occur. This blog is all about the Social Value Act and what it means for you. To much fanfare the Public Services (Social Value) Act has finally arrived, coming into effect as it did on Thursday 31st January 2013. The Act has been greeted as a welcome addition to the legisl...

Category: general, legislation, Third Sector

Welsh Government Proposed Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) Regulations

posted 14.02.2013

Many thanks to our colleagues at RSK Group for sharing this briefing document regarding the proposed SWMPs in Wales. The implementation of SWMPs will affect the Welsh construction industry and how they deal with and manage construction waste. Introduction The Welsh Government has proposed (and is currently consulting on) the introduction of Site Waste Management Plans to address the fact that:...

Category: Business Help, environment, in the news, industry, legislation, RSK Legal Update

Scottish Planning system under scrutiny

posted 06.11.2012

The latest performance statistics for planning and major housing applications have been met with disgust by builders in Scotland. The latest statistic lay bare the failures of the planning system, on average it takes almost 77 weeks which is more than a year longer than the 16 week statutory timescale Homes for Scotland Director of Planning Allan Lundmark said: ?Scotland is in the midst of its...

Category: in the news, industry, legislation, Paul Jones

Social Value of Waste Industry to hit £600m

posted 25.10.2012

According to a new report by 2020 the social value of resource management could be worth £600m as the waste industry becomes a more circular economy. Social value which is defined as waste services being run by third sector, charities and community organisations is expected to continue its growth over the next few years. The main drivers behind the change comes from the savings that Local Auth...

Category: in the news, industry, legislation, Paul Jones

Supply Chain Finance initiative gets Contractors backing

posted 24.10.2012

David Cameron?s new ?Supply Chain Finance initiative? has been given a huge boost with Balfour Beatty and Carillion signing-up  as well as a number of other contractors intending to back it. The initiative will work by a large company confirming to the Supply Chain Finance bank that an invoice has been approved. The bank will then be able to pay 100% of the sum immediately to the supplier at lo...

Category: industry, legislation, Paul Jones

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