Innovation and Efficiency

Hydrogen: the key to unlocking a zero carbon future?

03.12.19: With the UK Government’s recent commitment to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Professor Joe Howe, chair of the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) and executive director of the Thornton energy Institute looks at the part that H...

The EUA call on government to prioritise decarbonisation

29.11.19: The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has published a manifesto asking the next government to make the big decisions on decarbonisation. The newly published manifesto (Nov 28) states that ‘customers must be at the front and centre o...

New Carnegie UK Report offers ‘turnaround’ for UK towns

28.11.19: A new report published by the Carnegie UK Trust called ‘Turnaround Towns UK’ aims to provide a pathway for change and prevent town decline. According to the new study, vulnerable towns can secure their future and turn their fort...

Officials claim 98% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire

19.11.19: Officials have announced a 98.37% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire thanks to the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire campaign. The campaign is a partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council and a range of funding partn...

Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14.11.19: 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 d...

Torbay council offers funding to attract foreign businesses

14.11.19: A funding program has been created by TDA, on behalf of Torbay Council, offering up to £10,000 to foreign companies willing to re-locate to the area. The ‘soft landings’ program, first targeted at electronics and phot...

A week until the People’s Powerhouse Event

12.11.19: In a week’s time, The People’s Powerhouse will be in Sunderland hosting their jam-packed ‘this is the North’ convention. The event will see the coming together of diverse and interesting people, booked to share their...

University bestowed Government funding to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

07.11.19: Sheffield Business School is part of a group of business schools accredited by Small Business Charter for their expertise who will deliver the programme. The Leading to Grow Programme will be offered at no cost to microbusinesses across England....

Greater Manchester tech to transform care with £7.5m investment

06.11.19: Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) are collaborating to invest £7.5m in new technology innovation. A number of suppliers have been appointed to star...

£35m government funding for rural businesses

01.11.19: Rural business in England are set to benefit from a £35m government investment to create new jobs, boost tourism and allow growth potential in rural areas. This number could go up to £50m depending on the number of high-quality...

Two competitions established to help achieve decarbonisation of UK industry

31.10.19: The government is urging businesses to take part in two competitions aiming to help achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and establish the world’s first net zero industrial cluster by 2040. Around a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissio...

Government announce £22m investment into farmer productivity

28.10.19: More than 3,600 farmers have been successful in their applications for their share of a £22m funding pot, set up to provide productivity-boosting equipment from the government’s Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme. Farm...

Locals urged to get involved in multi-million pound #MyTown campaign

25.10.19: People in 100 places across England have been encouraged to have a say in how the Town Deals, each worth up to £25m, can transform their towns. Local people are being given the chance to shape their town’s future through a new c...

£1m investment into Armed Forces welfare and training

24.10.19: Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the Ministery of Defence’s (MoD) innovation hub, to invest £1m in a boost for service personnel’s welfare and training. DASA will fund nearly £1m for Armed Forces trial of cut...

£1m boost to tackle illegal waste removal in the UK

22.10.19: 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 shipped abroad by using smart waste tracking. ...

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Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

06/12/2019Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the borrowing of a further £9.5m to create another housebuilding joint venture, fol... more >
LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05/12/2019LGA responds to report on lack of social care

Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in t... more >
£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

05/12/2019£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

One London charity has been awarded £248,000 in funding to develop accessibility in jobs and services for disabled people. City Bridge... 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 >
Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

06/12/2019Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the borrowing of a further £9.5m to create another housebuilding joint venture, following the success of its current schemes. Th... more >
LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05/12/2019LGA responds to report on lack of social care

Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS between this election (Dec 12) and the prev... 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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