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And justice for all

23/02/2017And justice for all

Nothing less than a ‘whole-place’ pooling of public service budgets and devolution of criminal justice system powers to local level can create the conditions for community transformation, argue former communities secretary Hazel Blea... more >
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21/02/2017Untapped potential

As PSE went to press, the government had just released its Industrial Strategy green paper, which has an ambitious aim to “improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country”.  Overall, the strategy was welcomed across the public sector. However, as you’ll read throughout this edition of the magazine, in order to make the aspirations a reality, there... read more >

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  • 23/02/2017Shaping the future of local government through districts

    Mark Pawsey (pictured), the MP for Rugby and the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for District Councils, explains why he hopes the group’s work will strengthen the case for districts...
  • 23/02/2017Bristol: the booming smart city

    Barney Smith, CEO at Bristol Is Open, explains how the innovative project can help make cities more liveable and sustainable.
  • 23/02/2017Where next for devolution?

    Andrew Walker, policy expert on devolution at the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), explains why devolution in England needs a shot in the arm to get it back on track.
  • 23/02/2017Introducing learning analytics

    Learning analytics make use of the data generated as we learn and teach in order to improve learning and teaching. Rebecca Ferguson, a senior lecturer from The Open University, identifies key areas...
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Some libraries are better than others

Some libraries are better than others

Helen Milner, chief executive of Good Things Foundation, formerly the Tinder Foundation, expands on the organisation’s recent claims that protecting libraries at all costs could be holding the sector back, and that those which fail to... more > more last word articles >

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UK public sector sustainability priorities for 2017

16/02/2017UK public sector sustainability priorities for 2017

Richard Rugg, managing director of programmes at the Carbon Trust, looks at the opportunities a... more >
Cloud phone systems redefine public sector costs

16/01/2017Cloud phone systems redefine public sector costs

James Passingham, chief technical officer at Foehn, highlights some cost-saving possibilities i... more >

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Councils divided as HS2 Bill is given Royal Assent

23/02/2017Councils divided as HS2 Bill is given Royal Assent

HS2 will be the “catalyst” in driving economic growth in the West Midlands as the eagerly anticipated high-speed rail link was given ... more >
Councils face ‘significant risk’ in fixing deteriorating school estate

23/02/2017Councils face ‘significant risk’ in fixing deteriorating school estate

Local councils face “significant challenges” in providing enough places in schools as they struggle to maintain the condition of scho... more >
Services failing children with complex needs as national data ‘not fit for purpose’

23/02/2017Services failing children with complex needs as national data ‘not fit for purpose’

Concern has been voiced by the National Children’s Bureau that government and local authority services for children with complex needs are ... more >
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