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Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

07.04.20: National domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid, has launched a campaign today (Apr 7) to highlight risks of abuse during coronavirus lockdown. The campaign, ‘The Lockdown’ aims to raise awareness of the added dangers of dome...

LGA responds to government proposals of ‘Protect Duty’ law

24.02.20: The Local Government Association (LGA) has today (Feb 24) responded to an announcement from the Home Office for plans to introduce a law aimed at protecting public venues and spaces from terror attacks.  Security Minister James Brokens...

More than £1.1bn in funding for the policing system

22.01.20: The government has today (Jan 22) announced the largest influx of funding for the police system in a decade. The amount of funding presented to the policing system for 2020 to 2021 will increase by more than £1.1 bn, totalling £...

Longer prison time for serious violent and sexual offenders

22.01.20: Today (Jan 22) legislation was brought before Parliament to end the automatic half-way release for offenders sentenced for crimes such as rape, manslaughter and GBH. Two separate Statutory Instruments are being debated, the Release of Priso...

New artificial intelligence technique to stop online child grooming

10.01.20: A newly developed technique which uses artificial intelligence to identify and block child grooming conversations online has been launched by the Home Office and Microsoft in Seattle. The method, which began expansion at a hackathon co-host...

£4m funding to crack down on criminal landlords

03.01.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced today (3 Jan) that over 100 councils across England have been presented with a share of over £4 million to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents. Despite the majority of...

Border Force and Metropolitan Police operation highly commended at ‘World Class Policing Awards’

18.11.19: Operation Limelight focuses on raising awareness of forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) at the border and safeguarding potential victims. This summer, Operation Limelight focused solely on flights between the UK and destinat...

First prisons get new security equipment

04.11.19: As part of the government’s £100 million prison security package seven jails are set to obtain advanced new equipment to tackle the smuggling of drugs, phones and weapons behind bars, in a bid to make our prisons a safer place. ...

Birmingham City Council secure order against street cruising for an additional three years

30.10.19: The order which was first secured in 2016 by Birmingham City Council is now valid until September 1st 2022 meaning street cruising is banned for a further three years. The definition of street cruising is a congregation of drivers of 2 or m...

Review set to look into serious and organised crime

29.10.19: The government have announced a review is being implemented to look into ways of boosting the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking and drugs. The review, the first of its kind to be carried out, will be led by Sir Cr...

Cutting edge digital forensic unit is set to crack down on criminal activity in prisons

28.10.19: Newly developed digital forensics unit and expanded digital investigations team will crack down on criminal activity involving devices smuggled into jails, Prisons Minster, Lucy Frazer QC MP announced today. More than 20, 000 mobile devices...

£1m boost to tackle illegal waste removal in the UK

22.10.19: The Government has announced today (Oct 22) that up to £1m in funding is being awarded to fight waste crime in the UK. The money will also go towards preventing illegal waste from being shipped abroad by using smart waste tracking. ...

The Queen’s Speech Roundup: Crime, social care and devolution bills

14.10.19: Boris Johnson has set out his Government’s major policies on crime, the environment and Brexit in today’s Queen Speech, including the announcement that a Devolution White Paper will be published. Housing safety in the wake of Gr...

Home Office encourages civil servants to volunteer with police

20.09.19: Civil servants who take up the option of volunteering as special constables will get up to 12 days paid special leave a year, in order to spend more time supporting their local police force. The new Home Office initiative will come int...

London survey shows effective approach to helping vulnerable kids

23.07.19: New research from London Councils highlights the life-changing impact early intervention has on the most vulnerable young people in the capital. The umbrella group’s evaluation of children’s social care and special educational n...

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Energy Efficient Homes -  Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

07/04/2020Energy Efficient Homes - Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

Source: PSE Apr/May 20   The need for energy efficient homes In 2019, the Government became the first major global economy to... more >
Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

07/04/2020Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

National domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid, has launched a campaign today (Apr 7) to highlight risks of abuse during coronavirus lockdown... more >
Nottingham City Council seeks 1,600 new care workers

07/04/2020Nottingham City Council seeks 1,600 new care workers

Nottingham City Council is recruiting 1,600 new care workers to support vulnerable people in the community during the coronavirus crisis. Th... more >

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough,... read more >

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Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been the rolling landscape of the public sector for the past few years. In this context, it can be difficult to justify allocating limited resources to spend... more > more last word articles >
Energy Efficient Homes -  Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

07/04/2020Energy Efficient Homes - Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

Source: PSE Apr/May 20   The need for energy efficient homes In 2019, the Government became the first major global economy to sign a commitment to net-zero emissions into law.... more >
Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

07/04/2020Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

National domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid, has launched a campaign today (Apr 7) to highlight risks of abuse during coronavirus lockdown. The campaign, ‘The Lockdown’ ai... more >

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What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

17/03/2020What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is, that age old question: What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service? (Or maybe we just made that up, whatever). But it’s true though, right? We w... more >
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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

19/06/2019Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

13/06/2019A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

A fifth of the country’s public sector workers say they have NEVER received a ‘thank you’ for doing their job as Public Service... more >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need to invest in technology to help make better use of their resources. Bu... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technology partners has recently welcomed a new member to its team. Matt Spencer, O2’s head of public ... more >
New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

05/11/2018New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers of the north joined forces to celebrate and debate how to drive innovation and improvement through th... more >

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