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Public Sector Network Newsletter • April 2017
Government publishes new anti-littering strategy

New Government Litter Strategy for England to curb littering with proposals for new enforcement, education and community engagement

Litter louts could be hit with £150 fines as part of ambitious new plans to tackle rubbish in England.

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom unveiled the Government’s first  to reduce the Litter Strategy for England near £800m burden to the taxpayer of clean-up costs.

Under the new measures, the most serious litterers could be hit with the £150 fines, while vehicle owners could receive penalty notices when it can be proved litter was thrown from their car – even if it was discarded by somebody else.

The new motoring rules, which are already in force in London, make owners liable even if they didn’t throw the litter themselves.

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: "Litter is something that affects us all – blighting our countryside, harming our wildlife, polluting our seas, spoiling our towns, and giving visitors a poor impression of our country...

Placing social value at the heart of procurement - The Crown Commercial Service is supporting public bodies to deliver more social value through their procurement activity. CCS today publishes a statement outlining how it will do more to help public sector bodies to deliver additional social benefits in line with legislation including the Public Services...

Public and crown servants can now join the GSE profession - The Government Science and Engineering (GSE) Profession board has decided to welcome public and crown servants to the GSE profession. The profession recognises the contribution made by those in public sector organisations. In his recent blog post, Sir Mark Walport, Head of Profession, says that the board recognises the “valuable contribution made by scientists and engineers working in government arms-length bodies and public research establishments across the country”. He highlights that crown and public...
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