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Council launches judicial review of government over Care Act funding

26/03/2015Council launches judicial review of government over Care Act funding

West Berkshire Council has launched a judicial review against the government, claiming it has failed to meet a commitment to fully fund the costs of introducing the Care Act. The council cla... more >
Supreme Court ruling could affect councils housing people far afield

23/03/2015Supreme Court ruling could affect councils housing people far afield

The Supreme Court has overturned a decision by Westminster City Council to house a resident out of the borough, in a ruling likely to have wide implications for local authorities. The court ... more >
Downing Street defends Civil Service gag order

20/03/2015Downing Street defends Civil Service gag order

Downing Street has defended changes to the Civil Service Code that gags over 440,000 government employees by not letting them speak to the media without ministerial permission. The Code has ... more >

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LGA annual fire conference and exhibition 2015

10/03/2015 - 11/03/2015

The Fire and Rescue Service is changing. The sector has been leading on projects to transform the way it delivers services to its residents. Fire and rescue authorities are exploring co-ordination, greater collaboration, shared services and mergers with other FRAs as well as with the police and ambulance services. In the constantly changing world of integrated public services, fire has a central role to play.

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LGA annual fire conference and exhibition 2015

10/03/2015 - 11/03/2015

The Fire and Rescue Service is changing. The sector has been leading on projects to transform the way it delivers services to its residents. Fire and rescue authorities are exploring co-ordination, greater collaboration, shared services and mergers with other FRAs as well as with the police and ambulance services. In the constantly changing world of integrated public services, fire has a central role to play.

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COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference

12/03/2015 - 13/03/2015

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COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference

12/03/2015 - 13/03/2015

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Public Sector ICT

17/03/2015

The fourth Public Sector ICT Summit will show how digital services can enable true transformation, provide advice on adapting to cloud, mobile and security reforms, as well as stimulating debate between 200 public sector ICT leaders.

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LGA Climate Local Conference 2015

23/03/2015

This Climate Local conference will seek to celebrate the successes of Climate Local councils in creating resilient communities whilst also identifying some of the key challenges facing local government as a whole in adapting to an increasingly changing climate.

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The driving forces behind education policy

25/03/2015The driving forces behind education policy

An interesting global education conference is coming up next month, examining topics like print vs digital in delivering education, and who is best-placed to commission the content: tge public se... more >
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interviews

Can volunteers help bridge the divide between health and social care?

01/02/2015Can volunteers help bridge the divide between health and social care?

David McCullough, chief executive of the Roya... more >
Lewisham targets housing crisis with pop-up village

01/02/2015Lewisham targets housing crisis with pop-up village

Jeff Endean, manager of Lewisham Council&rsqu... more >
How austerity is hitting public transport users in South Yorkshire

01/02/2015How austerity is hitting public transport users in South Yorkshire

David Young, SYPTE deputy interim director ge... more >
Social value summit

01/02/2015Social value summit

It has been two years since the Social Value ... more >

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Risk-related transparency: A double-edged sword

19/03/2015Risk-related transparency: A double-edged sword

Delivering public sector projects o... more >
Getting localism right

23/02/2015Getting localism right

Paul Connolly, director of the Mana... more >
Taxing Empty Homes

01/02/2015Taxing Empty Homes

Bill Davies, research fellow at IPP... more >

editor's comment

01/02/2015A new start, a fresh outlook

As you will have seen, Public Sector Executive has undergone an extensive redesign to improve the look and feel of the magazine, to signpost readers to our articles more easily and to make our content as attractive and engaging as possible. We hope you enjoy the new look and continue to find something of value in these pages, with contributions from some of the most interesting and important people in the sector, interviews with decision-makers, analysis of recent reports and policies... read more >

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Getting it right: restorative justice

Getting it right: restorative justice

Jon Collins, chief executive of the Restorative Justice Council, says restorative justice works – but must be delivered to a high standard.... more > more last word articles >