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Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

16.01.20: Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the existing Birmingham Connected transport strategy, the draft Birmingham Transport Plan, covers a set...

Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

16.01.20: Key guidelines for development in Manchester over the next 15-20 years is to be reviewed, as new Local Plan is undertaken by City Council. The new Local Plan will replace the city’s current Core Strategy and provide a set of principle...

Ep 3. Industrial decarbonisation and hydrogen energy, Prof Joe Howe

16.01.20: Professor Joe Howe, chair of the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) and executive director of the Thornton Energy Institute joins us in the studio for our third PSE podcast, bringing with him unbridled enthusiasm and solutions for saving the wo...

NPIF at EvoNorth 2020: investment opportunity in the North

15.01.20: Grant Peggie, Director at British Business Bank Launched by British Business Bank in 2017, the £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is supporting economic prosperity in the region by making commercial investments into grow...

Climate Change is a global issue, but the solutions will be local and regional

15.01.20: Source PSE Dec 19/ Jan 20  Tracy Harrison, Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium "Climate Change is a global issue, but the innovation and solutions will be local and regional" The North has always had the abilit...

£71m government funding to enable Teesside transformation

10.01.20: Today (Jan 10) will see an announcement from Government, outlining a £71m investment to fund ambitious plans for former Steelworks to transform into a world-leading business zone. Plans will see the former SSI Steelworks in Redcar con...

How the Northern Powerhouse could help meet economic potential

06.01.20: Becca Heron, director of Economy and Skills at Wigan Council spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and why transport links and skills are key to transforming the North. The Northern Powerhouse is extraordinarily important, the UK has g...

Tees Valley Mayor approves deal to unlock £200m airport deal

20.12.19: Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has today (Dec 20) approved £23.6m to help fund the building of a major logistics and manufacturing park at Teesside International Airport. The £200m development, to be built on the 270-acres of l...

Queen's Speech: Revolutionary changes to the housing market

19.12.19: New proposals for the housing sector have been unveiled as part of the Queen’s Speech today (Dec 19), promising fairer, more affordable homes for buyers and renters. A better deal for renters has been outlined, with a new lifetime dep...

Hampshire County Council wins Best Implementation award

18.12.19: At the recent Institute of Economic Development (IED) conference in London (Dec 4), Hampshire County Council won the Best Implementation award for its role in securing a new £45m facility at Farnborough Airport. In partnership with En...

Council reveals Cheltenham tourism worth over £162m

12.12.19: Cheltenham Borough Council released figures yesterday (Dec 11) revealing that day visitor numbers have grown to 1.9 million over the past year, an increase of 7%. The region has also seen a 6% increase of staying visitors, now just under 1....

£20m research centre in the North given the green light

12.12.19: Plans for a £20m state-of-the-art facility in Lancashire have been approved by South Ribble Borough Council and Ribble Valley Borough Council. Permission has been granted today (Dec 12) for one of the world's most prestigious res...

£10m funding secured for Kirkby town centre regeneration

10.12.19: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has announced support for the Council’s purchase of St Modwen’s assets with a £10m investment from the Single Investment fund. This comes after news that Knowsley Council had purcha...

West Midlands sees 8.7% boost in apprenticeships

04.12.19: The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has announced figures showing a rise in jobs and skills, with over 2,500 new apprenticeships created in the region. The report comes from the Office for Data Analytics, showing that there are now...

International charity recognises Greater Manchester’s efforts against climate change

03.12.19: The city-region of Greater Manchester was named on the CDP’s (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) ‘A List’ of cities, states and regions that are working hard towards combatting climate change. In the 2018 list, publis...

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Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

16/01/2020Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the... more >
Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

16/01/2020Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

Key guidelines for development in Manchester over the next 15-20 years is to be reviewed, as new Local Plan is undertaken by City Council. T... more >
Ep 3. Industrial decarbonisation and hydrogen energy, Prof Joe Howe

16/01/2020Ep 3. Industrial decarbonisation and hydrogen energy, Prof Joe Howe

Professor Joe Howe, chair of the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) and executive director of the Thornton Energy Institute joins us in the stud... 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 >
Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

16/01/2020Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the existing Birmingham Connected transport strategy,... more >
Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

16/01/2020Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

Key guidelines for development in Manchester over the next 15-20 years is to be reviewed, as new Local Plan is undertaken by City Council. The new Local Plan will replace the city’s cu... 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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