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LGA calls for ‘urgent review’ of Ofsted

31/10/2014LGA calls for ‘urgent review’ of Ofsted

The Local Government Association has called for the government to launch an “urgent review” of Ofsted after a series of leaks and dramatic U-turns on inspection judgements brought int... more >
Better Care Fund boosted to £5.3bn to deploy 18,000 community workers

30/10/2014Better Care Fund boosted to £5.3bn to deploy 18,000 community workers

The Better Care Fund is to be boosted to £5.3bn a year to help join up health and social care services, the government announced last night. The extra £1.5bn, on top of the origi... more >
Private companies win more than half of probation contracts

29/10/2014Private companies win more than half of probation contracts

Private companies have been announced the preferred bidders for more than half of the probation services to be privatised, despite justice secretary Chris Grayling’s claims that charities a... more >

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Public sector must ‘re-think’ digital business models

27/10/2014Public sector must ‘re-think’ digital business models

PSE attended the Socitm annual conference last week, and one of the key issues that kept arising was the importance of planning ‘now’ for change in the future.  Throughout t... more >
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Local by default

12/10/2014Local by default

Locality, the umbrella organisation represent... more >
The costs of care

12/10/2014The costs of care

Many councils are worried about the costs of ... more >
Councils looking to redevelop their estate – not just sell it off

12/10/2014Councils looking to redevelop their estate – not just sell it off

Alex Thomson, chief executive at Localis, tal... more >
Creative thinking to take children’s services forward: interview with Alan Wood

12/10/2014Creative thinking to take children’s services forward: interview with Alan Wood

Alan Wood, president of the Association of Di... more >

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Public procurement – new regulations bring a few surprises

12/10/2014Public procurement – new regulations bring a few surprises

Mark Johnson, partner at public ser... more >
Academy schools and the structural reform of education

12/10/2014Academy schools and the structural reform of education

Education policy expert Stephen Ray... more >
A clear statement of intent on diversity in the Civil Service

12/10/2014A clear statement of intent on diversity in the Civil Service

Sir Simon Fraser, Head of the Diplo... more >

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12/10/2014Where the buck stops

Professor Alexis Jay’s report into the abuse in Rotherham grabbed the national headlines and forced a number of high-profile resignations. It’s also prompted a flurry of new inquiries and investigations, all aimed at finding out just how our systems let the children of that town down so badly – and how to prevent it ever happening again. We were keen to get expert views on this issue, including from Alan Wood – president of the Association of Directors of... read more >

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Recovery of public sector exit payments

Recovery of public sector exit payments

Paul McFarlane of the Employment Lawyers Association says the government has created confusion and set itself an impossible task with its proposa... more > more last word articles >

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