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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...

Councils, NHS trusts and police to work together to tackle serious crime under new ‘public health duty’

15.07.19: Local authorities, NHS trusts and police forces will all be required to work together to tackle serious violence under the new ‘public health duty’. Unveiled by home secretary Sajid Javid in response to a sharp spike in knife cr...

LGA responds to Howard League children's home police call-outs report

08.07.19: Chair of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Children and Young People Board, councillor Anntoinette Bramble, has praised the positive work being done to reduce criminalisation of children in care. However, as was pointed out in...

Councils to be placed under legal duty to house victims of domestic abuse

13.05.19: Councils are to be given a legal duty to provide “safe houses” for victims of domestic abuse and their children, under new plans announced by the prime minister. Theresa May announced the new policy, backed by government funding...

New emergency services radio system to be at least £3bn overbudget and three years late as Home Office failings blasted by NAO

10.05.19: An overhaul of the communications system used by the UK’s emergency services will be at least £3bn overbudget and three years late, a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed. The Emergency Services Network was c...

Newham Council leaked sensitive gang information months before wave of ‘serious gang violence’

08.04.19: The London Borough of Newham has been fined after it accidently revealed sensitive personal information on more than 200 suspected gang members which were acquired by rival gangs. The council has been fined £145,000 by the Information...

Gang of council officers given 17-year total jail sentence after stealing more than £1m from three London authorities

20.03.19: A group of corrupt council workers who invented welfare claims to steal more than £1m from three London councils have been sentenced to prison for a total of 17 years. The seven benefit assessors worked at Lambeth, Kingston, and Barki...

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Officials claim 98% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire

19/11/2019Officials claim 98% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire

Officials have announced a 98.37% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire thanks to the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire campaign. ... more >
Mayor of Liverpool launches appeal to help feed the hungry this Christmas

19/11/2019Mayor of Liverpool launches appeal to help feed the hungry this Christmas

The Mayor’s Hope Fund has launched an appeal for donations of tins, packets and UHT milk and juice to stoke the shelves of foodbanks in the... more >
Hammersmith and Fulham council to buy back Gibbs Green and West Kensington estates

19/11/2019Hammersmith and Fulham council to buy back Gibbs Green and West Kensington estates

Two estates that have been under threat of demolition since 2012 have been handed back to Hammersmith & Fulham council. Gibbs Green and ... 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 >
Officials claim 98% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire

19/11/2019Officials claim 98% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire

Officials have announced a 98.37% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire thanks to the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire campaign. The campaign is a partnership between Nottingha... more >
Mayor of Liverpool launches appeal to help feed the hungry this Christmas

19/11/2019Mayor of Liverpool launches appeal to help feed the hungry this Christmas

The Mayor’s Hope Fund has launched an appeal for donations of tins, packets and UHT milk and juice to stoke the shelves of foodbanks in the city with Christmas approaching. Liverpool C... more >

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Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14/11/2019Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts explains how living in a modern, interconnected world, as we do, means public sector organisations cannot afford to ignore the role of data. Data is all around us in the modern age. Unseen, the digital environment plays a role in near on every aspect of our lives. It influences, manages and mit... 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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