Public Sector: The Public Sector Week

The Office of fair trading has issued a report arguing that government commissioners and procurers could do more to leverage competition as a means of achieving long-term value for money.

The Commissioning and Competition in the Public Sector report argues that achieving effective competition in public services must also involve reducing barriers to entry and exit, encouraging a diverse supplier base and ensuring suppliers have the right incentives to make savings.

Sir Martin Sorrell has denied that his plans to bring WPP back to the UK are part of a long-term bid to line up his firm for a key role within the Government's new marketing set-up, despite a COI insider saying he is 'trying to position himself as a key operator in the set-up'.

UK Film Council head of industry comms Tina McFarling is joining Premier PR as head of corporate PR next week, after the quango closes down today. McFarling has more than 25 years' experience in film industry press and corporate comms.

Ealing Council's public consultation on the future of the borough's libraries has been branded a 'disgrace' and a 'cynical PR exercise'

by local campaigners. Four libraries and a mobile service are under threat of closure.

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