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Dorset merger to go ahead as government rejects 'absurd' challenge

17/05/2018Dorset merger to go ahead as government rejects 'absurd' challenge

A legal challenge submitted by Christchurch Borough Council against the planned merger of Dorset local authorities has been labelled as “an absurd intention to impute to parliament,” the government has said. In a scathing letter wr more >
Liverpool council CEO resigns after failed judicial review request

15/05/2018Liverpool council CEO resigns after failed judicial review request

The chief executive of Liverpool City Council has resigned ahead of the authority's Annual General Meeting, which could have seen him removed from office. Council boss Ged Fitzgerald stepped aside from his role in May 2017 following his arrest on more >
Cheshire needs immediate deal on ‘compelling’ devolution plans

14/05/2018Cheshire needs immediate deal on ‘compelling’ devolution plans

Despite its significant progress, the north still has a number of “notable regional gaps” in devolution, with some of these still facing an unclear future. These are the findings of a major new report by Northern Powerhouse Partner more >

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  • 30/04/2018The legacy of Grenfell

    PSE’s Seamus McDonnell looks at the reactions of councils and the government to the Grenfell Tower fire, from the immediate aftermath to the most recent developments. In March this year, the Metropolitan Police announced that one of Grenfell...
  • 27/04/2018Inquiry warns of ‘lack of transparency’ around child sexual abuse failures

    There has been a “lack of transparency” around some leaders’ lack of transparency on the failure of their institutions to protect children from sexual abuse, it has been revealed. The Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has...
  • 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...
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Council leaders to unite in bid for £1.3bn growth deal

18/05/2018Council leaders to unite in bid for £1.3bn growth deal

Leaders of all six councils in the North of Wales have come together to bid for a £1.3bn boost in funding for the region. Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham co more >
Leicester armours parking meters after spike in break-ins

17/05/2018Leicester armours parking meters after spike in break-ins

Leicester City Council has resorted to armour-plating its parking meters to combat thieves. According to the council, there have already been 84 instances of thieves breaking into parking meters si more >
Grenfell: review into combustable cladding falls short, LGA warns

17/05/2018Grenfell: review into combustable cladding falls short, LGA warns

The independent review of building regulations, conducted following the Grenfell tragedy, has stopped short of proposing a ban on flammable cladding. Dame Judith Hackitt, who led the review, said t more >
Dorset merger to go ahead as government rejects 'absurd' challenge

17/05/2018Dorset merger to go ahead as government rejects 'absurd' challenge

A legal challenge submitted by Christchurch Borough Council against the planned merger of Dorset local authorities has been labelled as “an absurd intention to impute to parliament,” the more >
Man behind childcare vouchers pitches similar social care scheme to Treasury

16/05/2018Man behind childcare vouchers pitches similar social care scheme to Treasury

A salary sacrifice scheme could be the future of adult social care funding, it has been suggested. Speaking yesterday at an LGA conference, ‘Future of adult social care and support’, Jo more >
PM pledges to fully fund removal of Grenfell-style cladding in £400m plan

16/05/2018PM pledges to fully fund removal of Grenfell-style cladding in £400m plan

The government will commit £400m to allow councils to strip down dangerous cladding from certain tower blocks in an effort to prevent disasters reoccurring, such as last year’s tragic Gr 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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GDPR: The public sector scarecrow

03/04/2018GDPR: The public sector scarecrow

SPONSORED INTERVIEW PSE’s Josh Mines... more >
Data at the heart of digital transformation

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

SPONSORED INTERVIEW Grant Caley, UK & ... 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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The digital journey so far

08/05/2018The digital journey so far

Michael Sage, digital services grou... more >
Equipping the cyber security gatekeepers

08/05/2018Equipping the cyber security gatekeepers

With the General Data Protection Re... more >
The hydrogen revolution

08/05/2018The hydrogen revolution

PSE’s Josh Mines takes a look... more >
Energy efficiency: not just a matter of more money

30/04/2018Energy efficiency: not just a matter of more money

David Reilly, head of cities & ... 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 >