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Somerset should form three unitary authorities, MP suggests

12/06/2018Somerset should form three unitary authorities, MP suggests

Bath and North East Somerset Council leader, Tim Warren, has revealed that he would be open to a council merger, backing MP James Heappey’s recent suggestion of forming three new councils. Writing for the Western Daily Press recently, Heappe more >
Northamptonshire failure inspires new county-district deal with joint CEO

30/05/2018Northamptonshire failure inspires new county-district deal with joint CEO

Proposals are being considered for joint working between Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council following the former’s decision to end its partnership with South Northamptonshire. The move comes after the local government 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 government has said. In a scathing letter wr more >

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  • 12/06/2018G-Cloud 10: small changes, big opportunities

    Rafael Cortes, Foehn head of marketing, explains how G-Cloud 10 should be a catalyst for innovative solutions and not a source of complacency. It was Margaret Thatcher who once said, “you can’t buck the market.” On that occasion...
  • 04/06/2018Targets and tribulations

    David Willett, corporate director at The Open University, walks us through the university’s research into the apprenticeship levy, as well as its flexible approach to learning on-the-job. The UK is in a precarious position. Despite some...
  • 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...
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Government under pressure as NAO finds universal credit not delivering value for money

15/06/2018Government under pressure as NAO finds universal credit not delivering value for money

Universal Credit (UC) has not delivered value for money and-- it is uncertain that it ever will, according to research published by the National Audit Office (NAO) today. The roll out of the ne more >
Bolton council buys shopping centre as part of £1bn town centre masterplan

15/06/2018Bolton council buys shopping centre as part of £1bn town centre masterplan

Bolton Council has purchased Crompton Place shopping centre in a £14.8m deal. The move has been funded by the council’s £100m town centre fund, which is financed through a low int more >
Over 15,000 delayed transfers of care down to delays in arranging care packages

15/06/2018Over 15,000 delayed transfers of care down to delays in arranging care packages

The proportion of delayed transfers of care due to shortcomings in social care has decreased over the last year, according to the latest figures from NHS England. In April 2018 there were 145,000 t more >
Hunt admits imminent long-term NHS plan likely won’t include social care

14/06/2018Hunt admits imminent long-term NHS plan likely won’t include social care

The health and social care secretary has clarified that long-term plans for the NHS and for social care will both happen, but very likely not at the same time. His comments, made at this year&r more >
On a cliff edge: The Barnett Formula

14/06/2018On a cliff edge: The Barnett Formula

David Phillips, associate director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, gives his analysis of the Barnett Formula post-Brexit and asks: how will we replace EU funding to the devolved governments and more >
Lambeth to create 738 homes on brown-field site

14/06/2018Lambeth to create 738 homes on brown-field site

London’s borough of Lambeth now has planning permission for 738 new homes. A Grade II listed gas holder— in which natural or town gas is stored at ambient temperatures— will be di more >

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The work of the vanguards can help overcome the challenges of integrated care

29/05/2018The work of the vanguards can help overcome the challenges of integrated care

Following the announcement of the second wave of integrated care systems (ICSs), NHS Providers, the NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and the LGA reflect on how lessons learnt by members from across the four organisations – that have designed and worked together as p more >
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Data at the heart of digital transformation

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

SPONSORED INTERVIEW Grant Caley, UK & ... more >
GDPR: The public sector scarecrow

03/04/2018GDPR: The public sector scarecrow

SPONSORED INTERVIEW PSE’s Josh Mines... 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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On a cliff edge: The Barnett Formula

14/06/2018On a cliff edge: The Barnett Formula

David Phillips, associate director ... more >
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 >

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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 >