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Cameron closes conference with tax cut promises

01/10/2014Cameron closes conference with tax cut promises

David Cameron has closed his party’s conference in Birmingham with a pair of tax-cutting pledges aimed at the higher and lower ends of the income spectrum. He pledged a further increas... more >
New benefits smartcards to protect claimants from ‘destructive habits’

30/09/2014New benefits smartcards to protect claimants from ‘destructive habits’

Benefits will be paid onto smartcards that will stop claimants using them to pay for cigarettes, alcohol, drugs or gambling, the work and pensions secretary has announced. Speaking at the Co... more >
LGA council pay offer still in the balance

29/09/2014LGA council pay offer still in the balance

Local government unions are to meet with employers and the Local Government Association (LGA) this week – following a new pay proposal.  In a letter to local authority chief execu... more >
Cameron closes conference with tax cut promises

01/10/2014Cameron closes conference with tax cut promises

David Cameron has closed his party&... more >
New national minimum wage ‘disgraceful’ – Unite

01/10/2014New national minimum wage ‘disgraceful’ – Unite

The number of local government empl... more >
DfE gives approval for 35 new free schools

30/09/2014DfE gives approval for 35 new free schools

The Department for Education (DfE) ... more >
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Will the new 'Rent to Buy' scheme work?

29/09/2014Will the new 'Rent to Buy' scheme work?

Eric Pickles has launched a new £400m programme to boost the building of new rental homes, which he claims will help hard-working people later upgrade into home ownership. He states th... more >
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Leading the electric charge: plug-in cars for government fleets

01/08/2014Leading the electric charge: plug-in cars for government fleets

The government has announced £5m funding ... more >
Digital health innovation boosted in Bradford

01/08/2014Digital health innovation boosted in Bradford

Dr Liam Sutton, the University of Bradford&rsqu... more >
Getting customer services right in tight times

01/08/2014Getting customer services right in tight times

Jo Causon, chief executive of the Institute of ... more >
Achieving a better-paid, better-trained social care workforce

01/08/2014Achieving a better-paid, better-trained social care workforce

David Pearson, president of the Association of ... more >

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Watching the nation’s wasteline

01/08/2014Watching the nation’s wasteline

Mark Rowney, research fellow at IPPR,... more >
Are public sector workers different?

01/08/2014Are public sector workers different?

Mirco Tonin and Michael Vlassopoulos,... more >
Cutting the cost of competitive tendering

01/08/2014Cutting the cost of competitive tendering

As the West Midlands Contractor Frame... more >

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01/08/2014Stones still unturned

England’s ‘Core Cities’ are becoming increasingly confident and aggressive in their calls for more powers, freedoms and budgetary control. Government rhetoric has long been on their side, and indeed as PSE was going to press the chancellor, George Osborne, turned up in Manchester to endorse the One North infrastructure proposal from an alliance of northern cities. As with so much else with this Coalition government, that rhetoric (stronger in the early days) has been... read more >

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Unconscious bias: it’s all in the subtleties

Unconscious bias: it’s all in the subtleties

Over the years negative, hostile behaviour towards women at work has generally been deemed overt sexism and therefore unacceptable. However, the su... more > more last word articles >

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