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Second devo deal for West Midlands approved as more finally on the way

22/11/2017Second devo deal for West Midlands approved as more finally on the way

The government has agreed a second devolution deal “in principle” with the West Midlands mayor and combined authority to address local productivity barriers, and has also committed to looking into further devo deals across the country. more >
Counties slam ‘secret and underhand’ city council boundary takeover plot

17/11/2017Counties slam ‘secret and underhand’ city council boundary takeover plot

Nottingham and Derby city councils have been accused of “secret and underhand” plans to expand their boundaries without proper consultation with residents or other authorities. The concerns have come from the leaders of Nottinghamshire more >
Somerset council plans to cut 300 jobs over next two years

16/11/2017Somerset council plans to cut 300 jobs over next two years

Bath and North East Somerset Council (BNES) announced it needs to make £16m of savings over the next two years due to government funding cuts and rising demand. Its staff have been informed that 15% of the 2,000-strong workforce will los more >

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  • 13/11/2017Visual.ONS: How to compete with the big data aggregators

    Advertisement feature By Christopher Gallagher, Public Sector, SAS.  I have been really impressed by Visual.ONS from the Office of National Statistics. – the team at the Office for National Statistics. They are responsible for exploring...
  • 10/11/2017Social value: A fresh way of approaching investment

    In an age of austerity, council leaders are always looking to squeeze everything they can from finite budgets. Trafford Council CEO Theresa Grant explains to PSE’s Josh Mines how social value can offer local authorities an innovative new way to...
  • 23/10/2017Bridging the Gap

    Guy Battle, CEO of Social Value Portal, dispels the six big myths surrounding social value ahead of the national conference taking place in Birmingham on 14 November. There is no doubt that the Social Value Act 2012 is transforming the relationship...
  • 11/09/2017Make the census meaningful again

    Christopher Gallagher, Public Sector – SAS, reveals the key to building richer pictures of society and the economy faster, more accurately and at a lower cost. As someone who is passionate about the role data plays in society, I fully...
  • 30/08/2017Time to revisit community engagement and rebuild trust

    The Grenfell Tower disaster revealed a number of sizeable flaws in building health and safety regulations in the UK. PSE’s Josh Mines talks to Dr Karen McDonnell, occupational health and safety policy adviser at the Royal Society for the...
  • 30/08/2017An opportunity or a self-inflicted wound?

    A year after the UK voted to leave the EU and months since Article 50 was triggered, it’s still unclear what direction Brexit is going to take. PSE’s Josh Mines reports from the Public Sector Show about what the opportunities and...
  • 28/08/2017Who is health devolution for?

    The general consensus in local government is that health localism is a force for good. But have we taken a moment to listen to the voices of the people outside town halls? PSE reports. Simon Stevens is one of the few national health leaders who...
  • 28/08/2017Local solutions to local problems

    PSE’s Josh Mines reports from Public Sector Show 2017, where DCLG director general for local government and public services Jo Farrar (pictured) discussed the importance of localism in driving integration and sustainability in...
  • 23/08/2017Developing a diverse Civil Service

    A number of factors are placing increasing strain on the Civil Service and wider public sector. But speaking at the Public Sector Show, Rupert McNeil (pictured), chief people officer at the Cabinet Office, claims that we should also see the...
  • 21/08/2017A more promising system shake-up?

    Over the years, the NHS has become known for its love of restructuring. But are sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) promising enough to stick around? PSE’s Luana Salles reports. For almost 30 years, the NHS has worked on the...
  • 21/08/2017Now more than ever we need long-term strategic economic management

    While the government still deliberates the feedback to its industrial strategy consultation, the independent Industrial Strategy Commission has identified a number of key foundational themes to make it a success. PSE’s David Stevenson...
  • 16/08/2017Open the doors of this Powerhouse and let the people in

    PSE’s Luana Salles reports from the first-ever People’s Powerhouse, a northern conference shaped around the values of inclusion, diversity and hope.
  • 16/08/2017Breaking down silos at Health+Care

    PSE’s Luana Salles and Josh Mines report from this year’s Health+Care show, which served to highlight that isolated working is now a thing of the past.
  • 14/08/2017Is printing the public sector’s GDPR blindspot?

    KYOCERA discusses the need for public sector organisations to focus on printers and multi-functional devices as part of preparations for the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s no secret the UK’s public...
  • 14/08/2017Central meets local in One Public Estate

    The LGA’s One Public Estate (OPE) programme director, Brian Reynolds, tells PSE’s Luana Salles about the scheme’s unique partnership between Whitehall and local government just as its sixth round of funding kicks off.
  • 14/08/2017Getting the most from the public sector in a time of adversity

    In the tumultuous age of Brexit, devolution, diversity and localism, there was plenty on the Public Sector Show 2017 agenda to talk about. PSE’s Josh Mines reports from a busy day at ExCel London.
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City-centric, deeply disappointing and a nightmare – criticisms pile against the Budget

22/11/2017City-centric, deeply disappointing and a nightmare – criticisms pile against the Budget

It’s been a busy day in the PSE office. Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget included a number of interesting announcements, ranging from new devolution deals and housing measures to changes to business rates. This year’s Statement was described well by Lord Bob Kerslake, who said more >
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‘The HSCN is the realisation of industry best practice’

30/06/2017‘The HSCN is the realisation of industry best practice’

Keith Smith, public sector business developme... more >
HSCN: The enabler for a more joined-up public sector

26/06/2017HSCN: The enabler for a more joined-up public sector

Mark Hall, Chief Assurance Officer at Redcent... more >
Maintaining the momentum for further devolution

25/04/2017Maintaining the momentum for further devolution

Ahead of this year’s mayoral elections,... more >
New social care funding misses the point

13/04/2017New social care funding misses the point

Clive Betts MP, chair of the Communities and ... more >

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Driving forward a healthier Scotland

10/11/2017Driving forward a healthier Scotland

Dundee City Council is leading the ... more >
A smarter approach to digital transformation

10/11/2017A smarter approach to digital transformation

Catherine Bright, Smarter Digital S... more >
Delivering on estates

10/11/2017Delivering on estates

Sam Ulyatt, strategic category comm... more >
Open for business

10/11/2017Open for business

Clare Moore, senior specialist of v... more >

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... read more >

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The importance of openness after Grenfell

The importance of openness after Grenfell

Following the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy, Lord Porter, chairman of the LGA, argues that if the public are going to have faith in the safety te... more > more last word articles >

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