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Education Secretary gives green light for £560m in school improvements

05.08.20: 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, academies and voluntary aided schools in England wi...

Share of £5.4m awarded to upskill 20 UK colleges

23.07.20: The Department for Education has awarded £5.4m today (July 23) to 20 colleges to help level up skills across the country. Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan made the announcement today that 20 applications have been su...

Sir David Bell: Is Higher Education the key to economic recovery?

23.07.20: On this week’s episode of Public Sector Voices, Emily is joined by Sir David Bell, whose career in local government spans almost four decades. Sir David is the current Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Sunderlan...

Chancellor announces pay rise for public sector workers

21.07.20: Nearly 900,000 public sector workers, including teachers, doctors and police officers are set for above inflation pay rises this year, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak today (July 21). The pay rise also includes Armed Forces, prison offi...

Government announces rise in school funding for every pupil in England

20.07.20: The Government has published funding figures today (July 20) that show how every pupil in England will benefit from a rise in funding in 2021. It comes in the second year of a three-year settlement for schools worth £14.4bn, whic...

Council proposes £8.1m scheme for hundreds more SEND school places

09.07.20: Leicester City Council has proposed an £8.1m programme (July 9) to create new school places and provisions for children with additional education needs. Three special education schools in the city would be extended to offer extra faci...

New report offers solution for 1.2 million people at risk of losing job

07.07.20: A report published by the Centre for Progressive Policy today (July 7) is calling on the Government to protect the Further Education skills system in preparation for the end of the furlough scheme. The Government needs to ‘act now&rsq...

Rescue package of £1.57bn announced for the arts, culture and heritage

06.07.20: The Government announced a £1.57bn rescue package yesterday (July 5) for Britain’s cultural, arts and heritage institutions. The emergency grants and loans, made available through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &...

Boris Johnson announces £1bn school rebuilding programme

29.06.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled a £1bn rebuilding programme for schools in England today (June 29). The transformative ten-year scheme, supported by over £1bn in funding, represents the first major rebuilding programme...

LGA responds to PM's £1bn education 'catch-up' package

19.06.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a £1bn plan to help children ‘catch up’ on their education following the lockdown, including one-to-one or small group tuition. £650m is to be shared across state primary an...

Tees Valley Mayor to fund £1m of apprenticeship wages

18.06.20: Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has committed to funding the wages of over 100 apprentices to encourage businesses to take on more 16-20-year olds. The value of the pledge is almost £1m, and will aim to help young people across Teesside...

Ep. 17 The wider impact of Covid-19 on our children - Cllr Fiona Venner

11.06.20: On this week’s episode, Executive Member for Children and Families and Leeds City Council, Cllr Fiona Venner, joined host Emily Rodgers on Public Sector Voices to discuss how families in Leeds are being supported through the crisis. A...

2,500 applications open for world's first AI and data science courses

11.06.20: The Government has opened applications for the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) and data science conversion courses. The Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden announced yesterday (June 10), that 2,500 graduates can apply for a pla...

CASE STUDY: Being a primary school in the Covid-19 era

10.06.20: CASE STUDY: A primary schools perspective of going into coronavirus lockdown  Our Lady Of Walsingham R C Primary School Clare Johanson As the parent support advisor and schools safeguard lead I work closely with all our vulne...

Taxpayer paying 'over the odds' for UTCs according to new report

10.06.20: A report, published today (June 10) by the Public Accounts Committee, is calling on the Department for Education to rethink their approach to University Technical Colleges (UTCs), as findings show taxpayers pay ‘over the odds’. ...

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Blackpool Council bids for £50m from the Towns Fund

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LGA calls for urgent investment into mental health for councils

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TfL gets underway with major Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion

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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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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 >
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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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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