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ICO forced to take down its website amid cryptocurrency hacker fears

12/02/2018ICO forced to take down its website amid cryptocurrency hacker fears

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has had to take down its website as a “precautionary measure” against hackers, who have infected hundreds of government computers with a program that mines cryptocurrency. The Student Loan more >
Local government finance settlement: Javid announces £150m care fund

06/02/2018Local government finance settlement: Javid announces £150m care fund

The housing and communities secretary has today revealed details of this year’s local government finance settlement, including £150m of extra funding for adult social care. Sajid Javid made the announcement this morning, while also more >
All Tory councillors resign from 12-person council

05/02/2018All Tory councillors resign from 12-person council

Council business has been suspended at a town’s local authority after all 10 of its Conservative councillors resigned due to “bullying, abuse and harassment” from members of the public. Jane Pearce, who was chair of the party more >
Richard Leese: Making the apprenticeship levy a success

22/02/2018Richard Leese: Making the apprenticeship levy a success

The government must listen to counc... more >
Digital by design

22/02/2018Digital by design

Steve Skelton, head of policy at St... more >
Council input can ‘really help’ social prescribing initiatives

22/02/2018Council input can ‘really help’ social prescribing initiatives

For social prescribing schemes to wor... more >
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  • 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...
  • 11/09/2017Make the census meaningful again

    Christopher Gallagher, Public Sector – SAS, reveals the key to building richer pictures of society and the economy faster, more accurately and at a lower cost. As someone who is passionate about the role data plays in society, I fully...
  • 30/08/2017Time to revisit community engagement and rebuild trust

    The Grenfell Tower disaster revealed a number of sizeable flaws in building health and safety regulations in the UK. PSE’s Josh Mines talks to Dr Karen McDonnell, occupational health and safety policy adviser at the Royal Society for the...
  • 30/08/2017An opportunity or a self-inflicted wound?

    A year after the UK voted to leave the EU and months since Article 50 was triggered, it’s still unclear what direction Brexit is going to take. PSE’s Josh Mines reports from the Public Sector Show about what the opportunities and...
  • 28/08/2017Who is health devolution for?

    The general consensus in local government is that health localism is a force for good. But have we taken a moment to listen to the voices of the people outside town halls? PSE reports. Simon Stevens is one of the few national health leaders who...
  • 28/08/2017Local solutions to local problems

    PSE’s Josh Mines reports from Public Sector Show 2017, where DCLG director general for local government and public services Jo Farrar (pictured) discussed the importance of localism in driving integration and sustainability in...
  • 23/08/2017Developing a diverse Civil Service

    A number of factors are placing increasing strain on the Civil Service and wider public sector. But speaking at the Public Sector Show, Rupert McNeil (pictured), chief people officer at the Cabinet Office, claims that we should also see the...
  • 21/08/2017A more promising system shake-up?

    Over the years, the NHS has become known for its love of restructuring. But are sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) promising enough to stick around? PSE’s Luana Salles reports. For almost 30 years, the NHS has worked on the...
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Citizen-centric cities for a better tomorrow

22/02/2018Citizen-centric cities for a better tomorrow

Mark Collin, group director of Ventures at ThoughtWorks, discusses how governments can learn from a bottom-up, citizen-focused approach to digitally transform their cities. It’s clea more >
Richard Leese: Making the apprenticeship levy a success

22/02/2018Richard Leese: Making the apprenticeship levy a success

The government must listen to council proposals to improve the apprenticeship levy in order to maximise its potential, argues Cllr Sir Richard Leese, chair of the LGA’s City Regions Board and more >
Digital by design

22/02/2018Digital by design

Steve Skelton, head of policy at Stockport Council, outlines the local authority’s distinctly different approach to digital transformation. Stockport is changing. We’re reinvigorati more >
Council input can ‘really help’ social prescribing initiatives

22/02/2018Council input can ‘really help’ social prescribing initiatives

For social prescribing schemes to work well, different sectors of health and social care services must work together with input from local councils, the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has said. Chair more >
Existing schemes prove strong ties between councils and NHS ‘would change everything’

22/02/2018Existing schemes prove strong ties between councils and NHS ‘would change everything’

The chance to build a strong partnership between local government and the NHS to the benefit of communities is “the greatest opportunity in 70 years” and would “change everything,& more >
Hampshire leader: mayoral combined authority would ‘devastate’ services and divide county

22/02/2018Hampshire leader: mayoral combined authority would ‘devastate’ services and divide county

Hampshire County Council remains “strongly opposed” to any arrangement that would split the county, the council leader has stated. In a letter to the county’s 11 district council more >

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Whole of government must act together to fulfil the ambition of the Industrial Strategy

11/12/2017Whole of government must act together to fulfil the ambition of the Industrial Strategy

Jen Rae, head of innovation policy at Nesta, says the aims in the government’s new Industrial Strategy are ambitious, but will require a shift in policymaking in order to be realised in full. Last Monday saw the long-awaited launch of the UK’s new Industrial Strategy, the governme more >
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BIM: Digitising the public sector

19/02/2018BIM: Digitising the public sector

PSE’s Josh Mines talks to Stephen Cromp... more >
Duncan Selbie: The energy of devolution

19/02/2018Duncan Selbie: The energy of devolution

The NHS plays a part in keeping the country w... more >
Are we taking a risk on education?

14/12/2017Are we taking a risk on education?

Adrian Prandle, director of economic strategy... more >
A fantastic opportunity awaits you

11/12/2017A fantastic opportunity awaits you

Eight months on from the government’s a... more >

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Citizen-centric cities for a better tomorrow

22/02/2018Citizen-centric cities for a better tomorrow

Mark Collin, group director of ... more >
Richard Leese: Making the apprenticeship levy a success

22/02/2018Richard Leese: Making the apprenticeship levy a success

The government must listen to counc... more >
Digital by design

22/02/2018Digital by design

Steve Skelton, head of policy at St... more >
Lord Porter: Uncharted waters

19/02/2018Lord Porter: Uncharted waters

Lord Porter CBE, chairman of the LG... 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 >