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LGA backs calls for a Constitutional Convention on devolution

22/09/2014LGA backs calls for a Constitutional Convention on devolution

Councils in England have joined Ed Miliband in calling for a Constitutional Convention to thrash out devolution across the UK, including to local authority level. The calls for the conventio... more >
Devolution to be delivered ‘swiftly’ across UK, says Cameron

19/09/2014Devolution to be delivered ‘swiftly’ across UK, says Cameron

Following the ‘no’ vote in yesterday’s Scottish independence referendum, the prime minister has stated that greater devolution will be delivered not just to the Scots but the re... more >
Most PIP claimants still waiting for a verdict after 16 months

18/09/2014Most PIP claimants still waiting for a verdict after 16 months

Less than 40% of those who have tried to claim Personal Independence Payment have actually got the money or been rejected, with the majority still waiting. Data released by the Department fo... more >

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Risky Business 2014

13 Nov 2014 09:00

An annual cyber security conference and free ...

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The Future of Public Sector Property and Estates Conference 2014

23/09/2014 09:30 - 17:00

The Government has a vision to create an efficient, fit-for-purpose and sustainable estate that delivers value for money and facilitates flexible working. A key priority remains a reduction in the costs of public sector estates through effective management. Effective management of public sector estates presents a significant opportunity to increase efficiency, secure considerable savings and create modern places of work. To achieve this, a culture of mobile working and technology must be embraced to enable the public sector workforce to operate remotely to drive efficiency and deliver improvements.

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CIPS Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Summit

24/09/2014 10:00 - 17:00

The only UK event to present an holistic view of sustainable procurement and the role of the supply chain in more responsible business and government.

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Balls-ing up benefits

22/09/2014Balls-ing up benefits

Ed Balls is to tell the Labour Party’s annual conference in Manchester he intends to extend the current 1% cap on increases to child benefit, which is expected to end in 2016, for another y... 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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