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Digital Marketplace: reaching far and wide in the public sector

01.03.17: Over the next few months, the Government Digital Service (GDS) wants to get a better understanding of how local government and the wider public sector are transforming their services in order to provide the right support at the right time. PSE&r...

Time to embrace change

01.03.17: The way we work is changing. As a profession, we must be ready to embrace it, writes James Driver on behalf of the Association for Project Management (APM). The environment in which project professionals must deliver projects is changing. U...

The challenges for innovative procurement

27.02.17: Malcolm Harbour CBE, who wrote Parliament’s first report on innovation in public procurement in 2008 and now chairs the LGA Task and Finish Group on this subject, considers how the new Industrial Strategy is a great opportunity for local g...

Glasgow points the way forward for IoT future

27.02.17: Dr Mark Begbie, business development director at CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, explores how Glasgow is leading the way in transforming how we use technology to improve connectivity. Just over 200 yea...

Delivering a global blueprint for smart cities

27.02.17: Richard Elliott, head of policy, partnerships and research at Manchester City Council, and Nick Chrissos, head of innovation and project delivery director at CityVerve, explain how the innovative ‘citizen-centred’ project aims to und...

Transforming later-life care

27.02.17: Design Council’s communications manager, Chris Finnegan, explains how an innovative new partnership between health and social care professionals, social entrepreneurs and the public could help tackle the growing concern of how best to deve...

Teaching in the 21st century: what comes next?

27.02.17: Terese Bird, educational designer at Leicester Medical School, University of Leicester, discusses the future of higher education, virtual reality (VR) and education apps. After almost 20 years working to shape university teaching and learni...

Shaping the future of local government through districts

23.02.17: 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 as local government becomes an increasi...

Bristol: the booming smart city

23.02.17: Barney Smith, CEO at Bristol Is Open, explains how the innovative project can help make cities more liveable and sustainable. Bristol is the eighth largest city in the UK and a popular place to study and work. With a steady influx of people...

Where next for devolution?

23.02.17: 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. It is clear that the government, under Theresa May, is far more...

Introducing learning analytics

23.02.17: 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 for action to help your institution make use of...

Opening up water options

23.02.17: With only a few weeks left until public sector organisations across England can choose their water services retailer, it’s time to make sure you know what your options are, writes Helen Robinson-Gordon, head of communications for Retail Ma...

How England’s new metro mayors can learn from Ken, Boris and Sadiq

20.02.17: London’s current and former mayors offer important lessons on the opportunities – and potential pitfalls – the new metro mayors will face, argues Alexandra Jones, chief executive of Centre for Cities. In May this year, new...

Birmingham’s unique approach for redesigning ICT and digital services

20.02.17: Andy Fullard, interim information and technology director at Birmingham City Council, outlines how the local authority’s ambitious new five-year ICT and Digital (ICTD) Strategy will support the way in which local services will be provided...

Failure to launch? The challenges in implementing education technology

20.02.17: Mark Chambers, CEO of Naace, the association for education technology, discusses technology in learning and how to overcome the challenges of implementation. Technology has permeated almost every aspect of modern life: how we work, how we c...

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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 estimated to be worth £40bn. So it is no surprise that procurement is a subject that generates a... more >
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Leading transformational change through procurement

01/03/2017Leading transformational change through procurement

Liz Welton, chair of the Society of Procurement Officers in Local Government (SOPO), tells PSE’s David Stevenson why there are lots of oppo... more >
McMahon: I worry that the public are not part of the devolution conversation

20/12/2016McMahon: I worry that the public are not part of the devolution conversation

Jim McMahon, Labour’s shadow minister for local government and devolution, talks to PSE’s David Stevenson about the need to radically... more >
Solace president mandate: Champion diversity and celebrate great public services

20/12/2016Solace president mandate: Champion diversity and celebrate great public services

Jo Miller, the recently-elected president of Solace, talks to PSE about the need for championing great public services and ensuring inclusion at ... more >
The secret to the success of one public estate

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Central government has faced strong criticism of its many estate schemes in recent years, but one in particular seems to steer clear of the backl... 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 w... more > more last word articles >

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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&rsqu... read more >

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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

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The identity crisis of local government

01/03/2017The identity crisis of local government

Carl Haggerty, a co-founder of LocalGov Digit... more >