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WYCA makes ‘ambitious but deliverable’ £200m devolution bid

16/10/2017WYCA makes ‘ambitious but deliverable’ £200m devolution bid

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has submitted a £200m bid to the government seeking funding for public services and greater devolution in the region. The Autumn Budget submission includes calls for a £100m investment i more >
DCLG clear that pan-Yorkshire devo deal will not be considered

09/10/2017DCLG clear that pan-Yorkshire devo deal will not be considered

The ‘One Yorkshire’ full county devolution deal will not be considered by DCLG, despite the breakdown of the South Yorkshire deal last month. Ahead of Keighley MP John Grogan debating the possibility of the deal in Parliament tomor more >
Union ballots members over striking against public sector pay cap

09/10/2017Union ballots members over striking against public sector pay cap

One of the UK’s largest public sector unions has launched a consultative ballot to find the views of its members on whether to take industrial action over the government’s controversial 1% pay cap. The Public and Commercial Service more >

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Tower Hamlets taking steps to reverse the decline of LGBT+ venues

16/10/2017Tower Hamlets taking steps to reverse the decline of LGBT+ venues

Tower Hamlets council has recently confirmed that the former site of a popular gay bar, the Joiners Arms, must include an LGBT+ club for the next 25 years. Many people will be pleased to note that the council voted unanimously to ensure that any demolition of the building would only be approv more >
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‘The HSCN is the realisation of industry best practice’

30/06/2017‘The HSCN is the realisation of industry best practice’

Keith Smith, public sector business developme... more >
HSCN: The enabler for a more joined-up public sector

26/06/2017HSCN: The enabler for a more joined-up public sector

Mark Hall, Chief Assurance Officer at Redcent... more >
Maintaining the momentum for further devolution

25/04/2017Maintaining the momentum for further devolution

Ahead of this year’s mayoral elections,... more >
New social care funding misses the point

13/04/2017New social care funding misses the point

Clive Betts MP, chair of the Communities and ... more >

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Support for councils following Grenfell

04/09/2017Support for councils following Grenfell

Ian Moore, CEO of the Fire Industry... more >
A quiet revolution

04/09/2017A quiet revolution

Dermot Ryan, programme director at ... more >
Effective leadership in uncertain times

04/09/2017Effective leadership in uncertain times

Dr David Beech, lecturer in people ... more >
Refocusing professional development

04/09/2017Refocusing professional development

Graeme McDonald, managing director ... more >

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14/08/2017Time for reflection

A lot has happened since the last edition of PSE was published. In particular, the snap general election delivered an astounding result that many of the pollsters and political experts could not have predicted when Theresa May initially called for it back in April. Chris Painter, Professor Emeritus at Birmingham City University, provides a fascinating analysis of the campaign, and assesses the aftermath of the election on pages 26-28. It is a must-read article.  During the... read 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 >

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