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Why opening up procurement matters to the UK public sector

22/03/2017Why opening up procurement matters to the UK public sector

Rob Levene, managing director of Bloom, explains why opening up procurement is important to the UK public sector.  Procuring products and services by the UK public sector is big business. The central government procurement budget is es... 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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Parliament cannot solve homelessness through legislation alone

Parliament cannot solve homelessness through legislation alone

Cllr Michelle Lowe, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing and health at Sevenoaks District Council, argues that if the government is really serious about combating homelessness they will work with councils as an enabler, and fully fund th... more > more last word articles >

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Your G-Cloud experience is as good as the vendor you use

20/03/2017Your G-Cloud experience is as good as the vendor you use

James Passingham, chief technical officer at Foehn, says that with G-Cloud’s increasing p... more >
The identity crisis of local government

01/03/2017The identity crisis of local government

Carl Haggerty, a co-founder of LocalGov Digital and chair of its Steering Group, tells PSE that... more >

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Sixth of local roads will need replacing within five years, warns ALARM survey

28/03/2017Sixth of local roads will need replacing within five years, warns ALARM survey

A total of one in six of local roads in the UK may need to be replaced in the next five years, Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (... more >
Targets set out for Cambridge-Peterborough mayor to address region’s ‘unique challenges’

28/03/2017Targets set out for Cambridge-Peterborough mayor to address region’s ‘unique challenges’

Cambridge and Peterborough’s new metro mayor must focus on introducing a congestion charge, addressing low skill levels and ... more >
LGA: Charities must be part of the devolution conversation

27/03/2017LGA: Charities must be part of the devolution conversation

Greater engagement is needed between councils and charities for both parties to get the most from future devolution, local authori... more >
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