The Procuring Shared Services section has been moved under Policy and Governance and updated. It gives an overview on procuring shared services and touches on TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations) and pension issues.
The Planning section looks at the formulation of a procurement strategy and how it can be put into practice and has been updated in line with current guidelines.
Using SMEs and VCSE Organisations in Procurement (renamed) now includes information on VCSEs as well as a new section on Civil Society Strategy.
The Pensions stream has been fully updated following a thorough review; every chapter contains changes to bring it up to date with recent developments.
The chapter on Alternative Fuels for Road Transport has been updated and now also includes a section on hydrogen fuelled engines/fuel cells.
Recent regulatory changes have been summarised in the sections on Air Pollution, Noise Control and Contaminated Land.
Food Safety has been updated with reference to the November 2017 Food Law Practice Guidance (England) and other relevant legislation and programmes, and now also includes a section on Port Health in relation to food safety.