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Authority slapped with £70,000 fine for data protection mishap

18/08/2017Authority slapped with £70,000 fine for data protection mishap

A London council has been slapped with a £70,000 fine after it failed to keep up to 89,000 people’s information secure on its parking ticket system website. Islington Council&rsq... more >
Northern council to borrow £25m to ensure tower block safety

17/08/2017Northern council to borrow £25m to ensure tower block safety

Salford Council is looking to borrow £25m to ensure aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding on its buildings is safe for residents. An emergency meeting will take place on Wednesda... more >
Street: West Midlands rail franchise award a ‘game changer’ for region

10/08/2017Street: West Midlands rail franchise award a ‘game changer’ for region

Local authorities in the West Midlands have welcomed new investment in transport in the region as the contract for the new rail franchise in the area was awarded by the Department for Transport (... more >
It’s all part of the master plan

21/08/2017It’s all part of the master plan

Dawn Baxendale, chief executive of ... more >
Now more than ever we need long-term strategic economic management

21/08/2017Now more than ever we need long-term strategic economic management

While the government still delibera... more >
Reforms to make voting easier for visually impaired people

21/08/2017Reforms to make voting easier for visually impaired people

New reforms will make voting for pe... more >
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‘The HSCN is the realisation of industry best practice’

30/06/2017‘The HSCN is the realisation of industry best practice’

Keith Smith, public sector business developme... more >
HSCN: The enabler for a more joined-up public sector

26/06/2017HSCN: The enabler for a more joined-up public sector

Mark Hall, Chief Assurance Officer at Redcent... more >
Maintaining the momentum for further devolution

25/04/2017Maintaining the momentum for further devolution

Ahead of this year’s mayoral elections,... more >
New social care funding misses the point

13/04/2017New social care funding misses the point

Clive Betts MP, chair of the Communities and ... more >

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It’s all part of the master plan

21/08/2017It’s all part of the master plan

Dawn Baxendale, chief executive of ... more >
Speaking up for mental health first aid training

21/08/2017Speaking up for mental health first aid training

Chris Langer, scheme intelligence m... more >
Helping reduce energy costs

16/08/2017Helping reduce energy costs

Joseph Ernst-Herman, director of ut... more >
Leading in the challenging times ahead

16/08/2017Leading in the challenging times ahead

Following the Brexit vote, Cllr Phi... more >

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14/08/2017Time for reflection

A lot has happened since the last edition of PSE was published. In particular, the snap general election delivered an astounding result that many of the pollsters and political experts could not have predicted when Theresa May initially called for it back in April. Chris Painter, Professor Emeritus at Birmingham City University, provides a fascinating analysis of the campaign, and assesses the aftermath of the election on pages 26-28. It is a must-read article.  During the... read 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 >

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