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WMCA push forward CAV agenda with proposed ‘data marketplace’

23.01.20: West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has moved ahead in the plan to create a commercially viable platform for the exchange of data, to further the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). A procurement notice has been laun...

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...

Multi-million pound energy scheme given green light

20.01.20: South Tyneside Council has today (Jan 20) announced the go-ahead for cutting-edge renewable energy plans set to save more than half a million pounds a year. The proposed scheme would also slash carbon emissions, with an estimated 1,475 tonn...

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...

Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy: How Bristol City Council is tackling climate change

15.01.20: Source PSE: Dec 19/Jan 20 Cllr Kye Dudd Bristol has always been a city with sustainability at its heart. In November 2018, we were the first UK city to declare a climate emergency and, since then, we’ve begun to build environment...

£8m government funding for new communities

14.01.20: Communities throughout England are set to receive thousands of newly designed homes thanks to an £8 million cash injection, Housing Minister Rt Hon Esther McVey has today (14 January) announced. £6 million will be used to help n...

Sustainability: is it time to view economic development through a different lens?

13.01.20: Source PSE: Dec 19/Jan 2020   Mark Lynam is a Board Member of the Institute of Economic Development, and Director of Transport, Housing and Infrastructure in Sheffield City Region’s Executive Team. We need a new paradi...

£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...

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...

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...

Gloucestershire council to reduce carbon emissions by 89%

17.12.19: Gloucestershire County Council has announced a series of commitments ahead of its next Cabinet meeting (Dec 20) in a bid to tackle climate change. The Cabinet will be asked to agree a switch to all-renewable electricity, bringing their tota...

£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...

New innovation centre of excellence opened in Glasgow

11.12.19: The University of Strathclyde has today (Dec 11) announced the opening of a new centre of excellence in Glasgow, supporting innovation in the medicine, food and drink and high-value manufacturing sectors. It comes following a partnership be...

Wigan Council commits to a ‘smarter Wigan’

11.12.19: In July, Wigan Council launched ‘The Deal 2030’, a comprehensive report outlining their ambitious strategy for the next decade, after hearing the opinions of thousands of residents. This week, the Council has announced (Mon 9) t...

Ten universities take measures to maximise research potential in the UK

11.12.19: Research potential in the UK is set for a boost as universities collaborate to improve research quality and reproducibility. The UK is already a world leader in research, but in order to maintain this reputation, there must be constant comm...

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120 NPH leaders call for HS2 to be delivered in full

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Over 120 senior business leaders from within the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands have signed an open letter to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, ur... more >
The Northern Powerhouse and clarifying northern policy

24/01/2020The Northern Powerhouse and clarifying northern policy

Sam Plum, chief executive of Barrow Borough Council spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and why it needs more clarity if it’s going ... more >
WMCA push forward CAV agenda with proposed ‘data marketplace’

23/01/2020WMCA push forward CAV agenda with proposed ‘data marketplace’

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has moved ahead in the plan to create a commercially viable platform for the exchange of data, to further... 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 >
120 NPH leaders call for HS2 to be delivered in full

27/01/2020120 NPH leaders call for HS2 to be delivered in full

Over 120 senior business leaders from within the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands have signed an open letter to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to commit to HS2 in full. The letter... more >
Public consultation launched on devolution deal

27/01/2020Public consultation launched on devolution deal

Tens of millions of pounds in additional powers and resources set for South Yorkshire, after the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority today (Jan 27) agreed to proceed with the impleme... 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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