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‘Nothing should be ruled out’ as Khan reconvenes devo commission

27/07/2016‘Nothing should be ruled out’ as Khan reconvenes devo commission

‘Nothing should be ruled out’ in a new set of proposals designed to give London greater devolved powers following the EU referendum, the capital’s mayor has said. Sadiq Kha... more >
Councils must ‘break free’ from centralised and austere devolution

25/07/2016Councils must ‘break free’ from centralised and austere devolution

The government has been accused of holding back the devolution agenda through its austerity policies and lack of truly devolved policies in a new report. The joint report, from the Centre fo... more >
Leeds asks for ‘change of direction’ as 2,000 council jobs face the axe

21/07/2016Leeds asks for ‘change of direction’ as 2,000 council jobs face the axe

Prime minister Theresa May’s new government is being urged by Leeds City Council leader Cllr Judith Blake to “consider a change of direction” in relation to local government fun... more >

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What can Pokémon Go do for your council and community?

28/07/2016What can Pokémon Go do for your council and community?

I’m sure you’ve seen all the headlines over the past few weeks confirming that Pokémon Go is the newest craze across the UK. It’s hard not to notice it when so many peopl... more >
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Joint ventures: Are we better together?

19/04/2016Joint ventures: Are we better together?

Vivien Holland, local government advisory dir... more >
London needs a new deal to tackle the housing crisis

13/04/2016London needs a new deal to tackle the housing crisis

Tackling the capital’s housing crisis w... more >
What would Brexit mean for UK public agencies?

07/04/2016What would Brexit mean for UK public agencies?

Anand Menon, professor of European Politics a... more >
Local government as a platform: The power to transform

16/02/2016Local government as a platform: The power to transform

Leigh Whitehouse, joint chief executive at Ro... more >

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Providing inspiration for a better work-life balance

15/06/2016Providing inspiration for a better work-life balance

Carl Fillery, CEO of Boundless (for... more >
Investing now to save in the future

14/06/2016Investing now to save in the future

Sheryl French, project director, en... more >
What water market reforms mean for the public sector

13/06/2016What water market reforms mean for the public sector

As significant water market reforms... more >

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01/06/2016Devolution: we are where we are

Despite the process for English devolution being criticised as ‘piecemeal’ and lacking ‘clear objectives’, we are now starting to see the transfer of some powers and budgetary control from Whitehall to Town Halls.  In this edition of PSE we catch up with several devolution signatories, and while some admit the process is at times like a ‘double-edged sword’ due to the fluid nature of negotiations, the majority are happy with their progress and... read more >

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Is there a glass ceiling for ethnic minorities in the Civil Service?

Is there a glass ceiling for ethnic minorities in the Civil Service?

Richard Norrie, Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, explains how a new project will attempt to quantify the extent of ethnic minority representat... more > more last word articles >

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