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DLCG insists devo mayors will remain, despite West Yorkshire pleas

23/08/2016DLCG insists devo mayors will remain, despite West Yorkshire pleas

The government has insisted that it has no plans to abolish the introduction of elected mayors as part of devolution deals, which are opposed by officials from West Yorkshire and other combined a... more >
Intervention lessons must be shared so councils ‘avoid hitting rock bottom’

19/08/2016Intervention lessons must be shared so councils ‘avoid hitting rock bottom’

The DCLG should work much more closely with local authorities to learn lessons from the interventions at Rotherham MBC and Tower Hamlets LBC to avoid similar failings happening elsewhere. Ac... more >
Childhood obesity strategy savaged for ‘glaring omission’ of key targets

18/08/2016Childhood obesity strategy savaged for ‘glaring omission’ of key targets

The government’s long anticipated – and much delayed – childhood obesity strategy has already been harshly criticised by councils and healthcare leaders for its “glaring o... more >

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Government misses a trick in forgetting council role to tackle childhood obesity

22/08/2016Government misses a trick in forgetting council role to tackle childhood obesity

Cllr Michelle Lowe, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing & health at Sevenoaks District Council, reflects on the government’s missed opportunity for district councils to help ta... more >
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The secret to the success of one public estate

19/08/2016The secret to the success of one public estate

Central government has faced strong criticism... more >
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 >

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The importance of acting now to mitigate climate change risk

19/08/2016The importance of acting now to mitigate climate change risk

Lord John Krebs, chairman of the ad... more >
Political turmoil in cabinet and Whitehall

19/08/2016Political turmoil in cabinet and Whitehall

Chris Painter, Emeritus Professor o... more >
Inaction over child obesity, not Brexit, should be Cameron’s legacy

19/08/2016Inaction over child obesity, not Brexit, should be Cameron’s legacy

Tam Fry, patron of the Child Growth... more >

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19/08/2016A new wave of uncertainty

Since the last edition of PSE, the landscape facing the public sector has altered dramatically and brought with it a great deal of uncertainty – as if there wasn’t enough of that before.  Following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (well, the English and Welsh vote), we have a completely new-look government, with Theresa May at the head. Fortuitously, Professor Chris Painter has been on hand to provide a round-up of all the changes and their potential... 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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