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Bristol City Council launches £12m contract for green energy partnership

05.08.20:  Bristol City Council has relaunched its search for a partner to deliver the UK’s first carbon neutral, smart energy city by 2030, set to deliver up to £1bn of investment. The £12m contract, published Monday (Aug 3)...

Leeds Council unveils major flood alleviation scheme

05.08.20: A key flood alleviation scheme was officially unveiled in east Leeds yesterday (Aug 5) as part of a £4.75m programme to benefit local economy and environment. The scheme, in the Wyke Beck valley, will work to protect homes in the area...

Chesterfield Borough Council invests £7.1m into modernisation programme

04.08.20: Chesterfield Borough Council is investing £7.1m into delivering new and modernised council homes in Staveley to meet the needs of local people. Homes in the area will undergo extensive internal and external improvements as part of the...

Details of multi billion pound Green Homes Grant Scheme unveiled

04.08.20: Details of the new £2bn Green Homes Grant scheme have been announced today (Aug 4), with Government funding up to two-thirds of home improvement costs for over 600,000 homes. To take part in the scheme, builders, plumbers and other tr...

Homes, jobs and infrastructure to benefit from £1.3bn investment

04.08.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed a £1.3bn investment today (Aug 4) into new homes, jobs and vital infrastructure projects. In total, the investment is expected to deliver up to 45,000 homes, create up to 85,000 jobs and...

700 new council homes under construction in London borough of Brent

03.08.20: London Borough of Brent Council has announced today (Aug 3) that just under 700 new council homes are under construction in the area as part of a £395m investment. This is the highest number of council homes delivery for any local aut...

Extra £22.7m in funding for adult social care providers

03.08.20: Welsh Health and Social Services Minster Vaughan Gething has announced £22.7m in additional funding today (Aug 3) for adult social care providers. The funding will add to the £40m made available to local authorities in April for...

Ep. 24 A Hydrogen Transport Revolution - Eamonn Ives

30.07.20: This week’s episode of Public Sector Voices, covers a hydrogen transport revolution, with Centre for Policy Studies researcher, Eamonn Ives. Eamonn specialises in the environment, devolution and business and regulatory policy an...

Government announces £20m in new grants for small businesses

30.07.20: The Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government Simon Clarke has announced £20m in new grants today (July 30) to support the recovery of small businesses. The boost will see thousands of smaller businesses in England given acces...

Mayor Ben Houchen invites businesses to tender for £120m project

29.07.20: Mayor of Tees Valley Ben Houchen is calling on local businesses to tender for a £120m project as part of the 12-month jobs plan. Firms in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool are being encouraged to bid for a contract on the former Red...

Lancashire County Council outlines plans for a Combined Authority

29.07.20: Lancashire County Council has launched a set of proposals (July 28) to give the county more of a voice in local and central Government. In a statement made by the Council, Lancashire’s ‘complicated and fragmented’ administ...

Highways England to spend £114m on road improvements

29.07.20: Highways England has pledged a £114m package (July 28) to improve well-known motorways and major A roads over the next 12 months. The planned package of enhancements includes road resurfacing, bridge repairs, cycle lane creation and i...

Transport for Buckinghamshire trials 'ground breaking' technology

28.07.20: Transport for Buckinghamshire (July 27) has piloted new technology to make excavation work safer and more cost effective. The ‘ground breaking’ technology is being used to assist excavation work near buried services, making util...

West Yorkshire £1.8bn devolution deal gains momentum

28.07.20: The West Yorkshire devolution deal, spearheaded by the Combined Authority, is gathering pace after a council meeting yesterday (July 27) discussed its progress. The £1.8bn deal is getting closer to completion, a week after the largest...

Prime Minister launches £2bn cycling and walking revolution

28.07.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is launching a £2bn cycling and walking ‘revolution’ today (July 28) including thousands of miles of new bike lanes, cycle training and prescription bikes. It comes shortly after the launch of...

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Bristol City Council launches £12m contract for green energy partnership

05/08/2020Bristol City Council launches £12m contract for green energy partnership

 Bristol City Council has relaunched its search for a partner to deliver the UK’s first carbon neutral, smart energy city by 2030, set... more >
Education Secretary gives green light for £560m in school improvements

05/08/2020Education Secretary gives green light for £560m in school improvements

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has given the green light to £560m in school improvement investments today (Aug 5) with allocation to ... more >
 Leeds Council unveils major flood alleviation scheme

05/08/2020 Leeds Council unveils major flood alleviation scheme

A key flood alleviation scheme was officially unveiled in east Leeds yesterday (Aug 5) as part of a £4.75m programme to benefit local econo... 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... 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 th... more > more last word articles >
Bristol City Council launches £12m contract for green energy partnership

05/08/2020Bristol City Council launches £12m contract for green energy partnership

 Bristol City Council has relaunched its search for a partner to deliver the UK’s first carbon neutral, smart energy city by 2030, set to deliver up to £1bn of investment. T... more >
Education Secretary gives green light for £560m in school improvements

05/08/2020Education Secretary gives green light for £560m in school improvements

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has given the green light to £560m in school improvement investments today (Aug 5) with allocation to 580 building projects. Sixth form colleges, a... more >

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Evolution is crucial in any business and Public Sector Executive is no different. Long before Covid-19 even became a thought in the back of our minds, the team at PSE were looking at innovative ways to deliver its content to our audience in a more dynamic and responsive manner. We’re conscious to take the time to both prot... 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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