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Boris Johnson to chair first-of-its-kind Climate Change Committee

17.10.19: The Prime Minister will today announce (Oct 17) that he will chair a new Cabinet Committee dedicated to tackling Climate Change and its global effects. PM Boris Johnson and the new committee will be the driving force behind government and i...

UK takes the fight against climate change even further

15.10.19: The government has today (Oct 15) announced ambitious new measures to further tackle climate change, in response to Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommendations. Plans to go ‘further and faster’ with fighting climate change...

Pioneering new measures announced in government Environment Bill

15.10.19: Government is making the environment a priority with the introduction of landmark bill to fight the biggest threats to the environment. The bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday and will today (15 Oct) be introduced to pa...

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

14.10.19: 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 o...

Government investment to transform key city centre sites

10.10.19:   Two major city-centre sites will benefit from dramatic regeneration aiming to help growth in the region and save taxpayers’ money. Birmingham and Peterborough city centres will be the bases for thousands of civil servants...

£88m in Government funding to boost UK business productivity.

10.10.19: The Government has announced today (October 10) an £88m cash injection to boost productivity power of UK businesses. The UK falls behind other countries around the world in terms of productivity, and this new funding hopes to close th...

Up to £204bn in government funding to boost innovation, business, energy and science

09.10.19: Plans have been laid out by government to drive the UK forward with business, growth, opportunity and skills, including a boost for innovation and science. Last week, Business and Energy secretary Andrea Leadsom, launched a number of new me...

Government messaging service to save taxpayer £175m

26.09.19: GOV.UK has today announced that its messaging service Notify, is on track to save taxpayers an average of £35m a year over the next five years. The government run messaging service was designed to provide a simple line of communicatio...

PM launches £1bn climate change fund for British scientists

23.09.19: Thanks to £1bn subsidy, British scientists will have the funds to join global innovators in the fight against climate change. Our best and brightest will have access to up to £1bn of aid funding as they team up with innovators f...

Details of £95m high street investments revealed

16.09.19: The government will provide 69 towns across the UK with a share of a £95m heritage boost. Specific locations and their respective portions have been confirmed by culture secretary Nicky Morgan. The cash injection will be overseen by H...

Cornwall Council outlines £12m spend on spaceport

12.09.19: Cornwall Council have outlined their proposals to go before councillors, asking for approval of £12m funding to support Spaceport Cornwall – the project to build the UK’s first horizontal launch site at Newquay Airport. Th...

Councils invited to apply for Local Digital Fund

19.08.19: Councils are now open to apply for the next round of digital funding to improve public services, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced. Utilising the Local Digital Fund, councils can look to secure funding...

Applications open for £30m industrial digital technologies funding

26.07.19: Businesses are able to apply for a share of £30m funding to support project that use digital technology to improve productivity and agility within UK manufacturing. The Made Smarter Review 2017, commissioned by the UK government, esti...

Defra appoints Oxford professor as new chief scientist

12.07.19: Gideon Henderson has been appointed by Defra as its new chief scientific advisor. Henderson, who is currently a professor of earth sciences at the University of Oxford, will join Defra in October in this year. He replaces the out-going...

Councils featured in Government’s £135m health research fund

11.07.19: Local authorities are set to play a key role in the newly announced £135m government investment into health research, which looks to bring together partnerships to better tackle a range of problems. Health minister Nicola Blackwood an...

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Cambridge City Council joins plastic pledge action

18/10/2019Cambridge City Council joins plastic pledge action

Cambridge City Council has got on board with the Cambridge Plastic Pledge, urging local businesses and organisations to make a change this year t... more >
Multimillion-pound Waltham Forest transformation unveiled

17/10/2019Multimillion-pound Waltham Forest transformation unveiled

Transport for London (TfL) and The Deputy Mayor for Transport, Heidi Alexander, have today (Oct 17) joined Waltham Forest Council and the City of... more >
Boris Johnson to chair first-of-its-kind Climate Change Committee

17/10/2019Boris Johnson to chair first-of-its-kind Climate Change Committee

The Prime Minister will today announce (Oct 17) that he will chair a new Cabinet Committee dedicated to tackling Climate Change and its global ef... 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 >
Cambridge City Council joins plastic pledge action

18/10/2019Cambridge City Council joins plastic pledge action

Cambridge City Council has got on board with the Cambridge Plastic Pledge, urging local businesses and organisations to make a change this year to reduce their single-use plastic contribution. ... more >
Multimillion-pound Waltham Forest transformation unveiled

17/10/2019Multimillion-pound Waltham Forest transformation unveiled

Transport for London (TfL) and The Deputy Mayor for Transport, Heidi Alexander, have today (Oct 17) joined Waltham Forest Council and the City of London Corporation to unveil a key part of the mu... 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 abuse support services has resulted in a signi... 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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