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West Midlands receives first tranche of multi-million devo funding

25/08/2016West Midlands receives first tranche of multi-million devo funding

The newly-created West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has received its first £36.5m grant from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). The WMCA submitted a bid ... more >
Sadiq Khan tells TfL to release land for affordable housing

24/08/2016Sadiq Khan tells TfL to release land for affordable housing

Affordable housing must be built on the land by Kidbrooke station after Transport for London (TfL) sells it, the London mayor has told the transport body. Sadiq Khan has issued a direction t... more >
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 >
Design first, act later

26/08/2016Design first, act later

Stephen Miller, research and evalua... more >
Simplifying and sharing digital design principles for the future

26/08/2016Simplifying and sharing digital design principles for the future

Martin Ferguson, director of policy... more >
Counties can help deliver the post-Brexit agenda

26/08/2016Counties can help deliver the post-Brexit agenda

Cllr Paul Carter, chairman of the C... more >
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Government education policy slammed over GCSE grades drop

25/08/2016Government education policy slammed over GCSE grades drop

A new government policy of forcing pupils to retake English and Maths GCSEs has been linked to a sharp fall in GCSE results. As thousands of 16-year-olds around the country opened their resu... 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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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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