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Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones to step down

23/04/2018Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones to step down

The first minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, announced on Saturday at the Welsh Labour party conference that he will step down from his position. He will stand down in the autumn so that a new first minister can be selected by the end of the yea more >
North of Tyne devolution deal suffers another setback

20/04/2018North of Tyne devolution deal suffers another setback

The planned vote on 17 April on the North of Tyne devolution deal was suspended for a second time, giving the current combined authority’s plans for devolution yet another delay. The deal first fell apart back in September 2016 when four more >
Council leader steps down amidst data breach probe

19/04/2018Council leader steps down amidst data breach probe

The leader of St Helen’s Council has resigned to protect his local authority while police investigate a “possible data breach.” It is believed that the allegations, which Barrie Grunewald has described as “spurious,” more >

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  • 23/04/2018Are we moving closer to health equality?

    Reporting from the LGA’s Annual Public Health Conference 2018, PSE’s Sacha Rowlands considers the age-old question: are longer lives necessarily better lives, or do we still have some way to go to achieve true health equality? This year...
  • 03/04/2018Is your organisation considering a spend recovery audit?

    ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Hannah Bennett, marketing executive at Audit Partnership, the latest named supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS’s) Spend Analysis and Recovery Services II framework, provides an insight into spend...
  • 26/03/2018Using Software Asset Management as a key enabler for GDPR compliance

    Ben Eagling, of License Dashboard, looks into why it is so important for public sector organisations to be able to account for their technology assets in order to fall in line with incoming GDPR regulations. The EU General Data Protection Regulation...
  • 19/03/2018Making a mission impossible, possible

    XMA, one of the UK’s leading providers of technology products, services and solutions to the public sector, discovers how it really is possible to save energy, money – the world, even – one monitor at a time… Your mission...
  • 19/03/2018Software asset management in the education sector

    Ben Eagling of License Dashboard discusses the advantages of using Software Asset Management (SAM) in the education sector to ensure compliance in both higher and further education. When compared to businesses, software...
  • 16/03/2018Using SAM to seal the (best) deal

    Ben Eagling of Phoenix Software discusses the importance of using Software Asset Management (SAM) in contract renewals to improve planning and save money through preparation. Effective Software Asset Management (SAM) ensures no...
  • 09/03/2018Building SAM into every cloud project

     Craig Taylor of Phoenix Software discusses the importance of considering Software Asset Management (SAM) at every stage of your cloud migration to better monitor costs, manage the project, and maintain compliance. Change...
  • 22/01/2018How can cost-conscious organisations benefit from an imaginative provider?

    Advertisement feature Rafael Cortes, head of marketing at Foehn, discusses what cloud service providers can do to deliver innovative solutions for their clients. At some time or other, we’ve all met those over-used phrases that have been...
  • 14/12/2017Driving inclusive growth in the West Midlands

    PSE’s Josh Mines reports from the Social Value Conference 2017, where mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street explained how social value is benefitting his region. One of the values behind the combined authorities that have been set up over the...
  • 14/12/2017The King’s Fund Annual Conference 2017: looking to the future

    PSE’s Seamus McDonnell reports from the King’s Fund Annual Conference 2017 in London, which covered the latest developments in integration, prevention, and the future of health and social care during 29-30 November. Against the backdrop...
  • 13/12/2017National Social Value Conference 2017: Doing something revolutionary

    At a time when local government is looking to squeeze extra value from procurement, original thinking can make all the difference. PSE’s Josh Mines reports from the National Social Value Conference 2017, where delegates heard all about the...
  • 11/12/2017Public sector cyber security needs to fight back

    Getting security wrong during the transition from paper to digital could mean a loss of public confidence in new services, argues Graeme Stewart, director of public sector at Fortinet UK&I. From ransomware attacks against the NHS, to...
  • 08/12/2017Tracing next of kin

    Chief executive of Hoopers Genealogists, Kevin Edmondson, reflects on how the increasing number of public health funerals and recent changes to the Government Legal Department’s (GLD’s) policy on unclaimed estates affect the public sector...
  • 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...
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Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones to step down

23/04/2018Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones to step down

The first minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, announced on Saturday at the Welsh Labour party conference that he will step down from his position. He will stand down in the autumn so that a new fi more >
First Parliament-commissioned citizens’ assembly to consider adult social care funding

23/04/2018First Parliament-commissioned citizens’ assembly to consider adult social care funding

The first citizens’ assembly commissioned by Parliament will come together to consider the best way to fund adult social care. The Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care will be formed by 50 more >
Council to borrow nearly £200m to fix roads

23/04/2018Council to borrow nearly £200m to fix roads

Liverpool City Council is set to invest almost £200m in improving the city’s roads. The cash strapped city council has agreed to borrow £185m at low interest rates to fund the more >
Councils urged to reduce energy bills by switching from ‘Big Six’

23/04/2018Councils urged to reduce energy bills by switching from ‘Big Six’

No local authority in Britain has switched to a fully renewable energy supplier, according to new research. Nine out of 10 councils are supplied by one of the “Big Six” or an oil superm more >
Blockchain could give more transparency to data use

23/04/2018Blockchain could give more transparency to data use

Blockchain technology has the potential to make government services more efficient, Matt Hancock has said. Speaking at a Law Society event last week, the digital, culture, media and sport secretary more >
Prioritising skills in Birmingham

23/04/2018Prioritising skills in Birmingham

Paul Swinney, head of policy and research at Centre for Cities, argues that Birmingham must focus on addressing its skills deficit in order to thrive economically.  For much of the late 20 more >

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The complexities of Brexit and the hunt for exceptional data scientists

16/04/2018The complexities of Brexit and the hunt for exceptional data scientists

Christopher Gallagher, public sector – SAS, says it’s imperative that organisations have the most experienced data scientists at hand. The Civil Service is feeling immense Brexit stress. Making the right decisions, analysing the ‘best interests’ of the nation as a whol more >
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Data at the heart of digital transformation

03/04/2018Data at the heart of digital transformation

SPONSORED INTERVIEW Grant Caley, UK & ... more >
GDPR: The public sector scarecrow

03/04/2018GDPR: The public sector scarecrow

SPONSORED INTERVIEW PSE’s Josh Mines... more >
Keeping London safe

05/03/2018Keeping London safe

Theo Blackwell, London’s first-ever chi... more >
BIM: Digitising the public sector

19/02/2018BIM: Digitising the public sector

PSE’s Josh Mines talks to Stephen Cromp... more >

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Prioritising skills in Birmingham

23/04/2018Prioritising skills in Birmingham

Paul Swinney, head of policy and re... more >
Apprenticeship levy: retrain without pain?

23/04/2018Apprenticeship levy: retrain without pain?

Tom Stannard, deputy spokesperson f... more >
A revolution in social prescribing

23/04/2018A revolution in social prescribing

John Craig, chief executive of Care... more >
Councils must start preparing for the Autumn Budget now

19/04/2018Councils must start preparing for the Autumn Budget now

This year will provide the opportun... 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 >