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NHS Subsidiary Companies – The Next Public Sector Scandal?

There is an increasing and worrying trend in the NHS for hospital trusts to set up subsidiary companies and move groups of staff into those […]

Capita – Not Another Carillion But More Big Questions for Public Procurement

After the collapse of Carillion, it's easy to see why the problems at services outsourcing specialist Capita last week caused so much consternation and generated […]

Construction Giant Carillion Goes Bust, Big Issues Ahead For Customers

We’re a little surprised to wake up to the sad news this morning that construction and services giant Carillion has gone into liquidation. Last night […]

ProcureCon Indirect – Impressive Line Up of Speakers and Diverse Topics

One of the next big European procurement events in our calendar this year is ProcureCon Indirect. April 17 to April 18, 2018 at the Radisson […]

Poor Invoice Process Management Leading to Low Job Satisfaction in Finance Team

Last September  Wax Digital and Sapio Research conducted a survey that targeted 200 senior managers with a responsibility for finance in medium-size to large UK enterprises. 44% […]

Cash Flow Problems For Hospitals – Is Supply Chain Finance An Answer?

How bad is the financial crisis in the UK’s National Health Service? One worrying indicator is the number of Health Trusts (who run hospitals and […]

Making Sure the Price Is Right

With inflation on the rise and the fallout from Brexit expected to see costs increase, procurement teams need to consider how to mitigate against price […]

Basware Connect – What’s on the Horizon for Finance and Procurement?

Basware – the P2P process and financial management specialists – will be holding their annual event this month (which is free to attend by the […]

What Leads to Procurement and Finance Falling Out?

Yes, we have a new Spend Matters briefing / best practice paper to tell you about, and one thing is beyond argument – it has […]

Benchmarking Report Reveals How AP Can Become Higher-Performing

In case you missed it, this summer APEX Analytix published its annual Financial Leaders’ Benchmarking Report. Now in its 15th year, this report tracks developments […]

Trump on Afghanistan and the Garden Bridge – Two Examples of the Same Fallacy

Two seemingly unconnected events of the past couple of weeks actually both emphasised one of the most basic, fundamental and yet often ignored principles of […]

Procurement and Finance Fall Out All Too Easily – Let’s Kiss and Make Up

Yes, we have a brand new Spend Matters briefing / best practice paper to tell you about, and one thing is beyond argument – it […]