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  1. Parliamentary recognition for Applegate’s corporate responsibility

    Parliamentary recognition for Applegate’s corporate responsibility

    The All Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group this week recognised Applegate for its commitment to corporate responsibility, including its pioneering work on degree apprenticeships.

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  2. Reaching the Top: Procurement at the Board Table

    Reaching the Top: Procurement at the Board Table

    The issue is not unique to procurement: every function – HR, Communications, Marketing, IT – has a narrative that states it should have a seat on the executive committee, and that the organisation clearly cannot value what they do unless the function head reports to the chief executive. The CEO, however, is unlikely to be impressed by such arguments: she or he will assemble their leadership team as much based on the characteristics of individuals as on their job titles.

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  3. Taxpayers’ money – how is it spent by local government?

    Taxpayers’ money – how is it spent by local government?

    If you were to ask the average person on the street how their taxpayers’ money is spent – what do you think their response would be?

    Every year the country braces for the chancellor of the exchequer’s announcements during the budget. Media coverage from national press is up-to-the minute, informing the public of the allocations to government departments where £172.8 billion of taxpayers’ money will be spent by local government authorities alone.

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