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New look Cyber Security protection for businesses

03.04.20: A newly streamlined, Government-backed certification scheme for cyber security was launched this week (Apr 1) by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The ‘new look’ Cyber Essentials Scheme will be delivered to protect orga...

Free coronavirus messaging service launched by Government

25.03.20: The Government has launched a new WhatsApp information service today (Mar 25) to inform the public on the most recent coronavirus developments. Launched by the Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the free servic...

Crown Commercial Service: Top Tech Tips for The Public Sector

02.03.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 A free government whitepaper sets out nine simple steps to successful technology buying for the public sector. Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Technology Solutions document tackles the purchase of both h...

Maximising digital potential in your organisation

28.02.20: We’re living in a digital age. The global cloud computing industry has evolved exponentially with new cloud models and services continually being developed, adopted and deployed. Organisations across all industries, including the public se...

O2: How the public sector is lighting the way with digital innovation

26.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20  Matt Spencer, Head of Public Sector at O2, spoke with PSE’s Matt Roberts about how the public sector is lighting the way in digital transformation and innovation.   Where is ‘innovat...

CyBOK: A knowledge framework for the cyber security workforce

25.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Professor Awais Rashid - University of Bristol, UK An online resource, bringing together the latest intelligence on cyber security, providing a go-to resource for information security professionals across the p...

UK to unlock 5G potential with £65m funding pot

20.02.20: Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today (Feb 20) £65m worth of government funded trials across the country to unlock the potential of 5G and level up infrastructure in rural areas. The potential of modern technology is set to...

Sheffield to become Smart City starting with highway overhaul

19.02.20: Sheffield City Council has revealed that they are to become the latest UK Smart City, starting with a technological overhaul of the city’s roads. The council are planning to have created a digitised public highway network in Sheffield...

Local digital adult social care projects awarded £4.5m

12.02.20: Sixteen organisations across England have been awarded a share of £4.5m to invest into digital adult social care projects. The organisations, including 13 local authorities and three charitable trusts are set to receive their share, o...

TfWM lead £8m national data sharing project to transform travel

05.02.20: Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is leading a new £8m public-private consortium to open up vast amounts of travel data for vehicle makers, inventors, coders and entrepreneurs to utilising in developing new transport products and technolo...

Ep 7. Connectivity in the Public Sector, Martin McFadyen

03.02.20: Head of Public Sector at Virgin Media Business, Martin McFadyen, joins us in the studio to weigh in on the role of connectivity in the public sector and why joining up health and social care services is critical to enhancing public services. ...

Report finds UK cyber security sector now worth £8.3bn

30.01.20: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced today (Jan 30) that the UK’s cyber security industry is worth an estimated £8.3bn, an increase of 46% from £5.7bn in 2017. Findings from a report publish...

GCHQ backs 11 Greater Manchester tech start-ups

21.01.20: Intelligence and cyber security organisation, GCHQ, has announced (Jan 17) that it has selected 11 Greater Manchester start-up companies to support and mentor. The government communication body, who recently announced a move to Manchester C...

New artificial intelligence technique to stop online child grooming

10.01.20: A newly developed technique which uses artificial intelligence to identify and block child grooming conversations online has been launched by the Home Office and Microsoft in Seattle. The method, which began expansion at a hackathon co-host...

Lincolnshire County Council set to approve £1.8m IT investment

17.12.19: Leaders from the Lincolnshire County Council are set to approve an investment of around £1.8m into redesigning the authority’s IT systems, seeking to fix the series of “significant” issues which have beset the current sys...

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Energy Efficient Homes -  Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

07/04/2020Energy Efficient Homes - Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

Source: PSE Apr/May 20   The need for energy efficient homes In 2019, the Government became the first major global economy to... more >
Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

07/04/2020Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

National domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid, has launched a campaign today (Apr 7) to highlight risks of abuse during coronavirus lockdown... more >
Nottingham City Council seeks 1,600 new care workers

07/04/2020Nottingham City Council seeks 1,600 new care workers

Nottingham City Council is recruiting 1,600 new care workers to support vulnerable people in the community during the coronavirus crisis. Th... 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 >
Energy Efficient Homes -  Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

07/04/2020Energy Efficient Homes - Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

Source: PSE Apr/May 20   The need for energy efficient homes In 2019, the Government became the first major global economy to sign a commitment to net-zero emissions into law.... more >
Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

07/04/2020Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

National domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid, has launched a campaign today (Apr 7) to highlight risks of abuse during coronavirus lockdown. The campaign, ‘The Lockdown’ ai... more >

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What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

17/03/2020What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is, that age old question: What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service? (Or maybe we just made that up, whatever). But it’s true though, right? We w... 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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