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

14/10/2019The Queen’s Speech Roundup: Crime, social care and devolution bills

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 Grenf more >
Hull City Council to deliver UK’s first purpose-built smart city OS

14/10/2019Hull City Council to deliver UK’s first purpose-built smart city OS

In partnership with leading Smart City operator providers, Hull City Council is set to become the first local authority in the UK to benefit from its own purpose-built Smart City Operating System (OS). Seeking to build on the success of b more >
‘Positive shift' as teacher workload dropped by five hours a week

11/10/2019‘Positive shift' as teacher workload dropped by five hours a week

Teacher’s working hours have fallen by an average of five hours a week compared to 2016, as they spend less time on things other than teaching. Research published today (11 Oct) has revealed that teachers are working five hours a week le more >

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Overcoming regional imbalances

23/10/2019Overcoming regional imbalances

Nigel Wilcock, executive director of the Institute of Economic Development, outlines what can be done to address and combat regional imbalances in the UK economy. In the midst of continuing unc more >
One in three children with vision impairments missing out on specialist support

22/10/2019One in three children with vision impairments missing out on specialist support

Since 2017 thousands of children with vision impairments have had to suffer from cuts or frozen funding for specialist education services, a new report by the Royal National Institute of Blind Peopl more >
£1m boost to tackle illegal waste removal in the UK

22/10/2019£1m boost to tackle illegal waste removal in the UK

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 s more >
Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

22/10/2019Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

A Rough Sleeping grant of £1.9m has today (Oct 22) been awarded to 6 projects involving partnerships between Local Authorities (LAs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The governme more >
Government to protect domestic abuse survivors with local council support

21/10/2019Government to protect domestic abuse survivors with local council support

Local councils to provide life-saving support to domestic abuse survivors thanks to new legal duty announced by Government. From next year, every council in England will have a legal requiremen more >
Billingham Railway station to receive £2m for disabled access

21/10/2019Billingham Railway station to receive £2m for disabled access

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, has announced a £1m investment to help add disabled access to Billingham Railway Station. The station, built in the 1960’s, is currently the only rai more >

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NSPCC: Working together to improve the support available for children who have been sexually abused

08/10/2019NSPCC: Working together to improve the support available for children who have been sexually abused

Hayley Clark, the acting head of development and impact at the NSPCC, talks about the significant gap in support services for children who have been sexually abused and the Home Office’s new framework for commissioners. The complex and fragmented commissioning landscape for child sexual 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 a... 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 technolo... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

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

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers o... 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 ... more > more last word articles >