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D2N2 LEP calls for 'pipeline' of new projects for future investment

06.08.20: Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has made a call for capital projects in the areas to create a ‘pipeline’ of future investments. D2N2 is responsible for delivering the L...

Ep. 24 A Hydrogen Transport Revolution - Eamonn Ives

30.07.20: This week’s episode of Public Sector Voices, covers a hydrogen transport revolution, with Centre for Policy Studies researcher, Eamonn Ives. Eamonn specialises in the environment, devolution and business and regulatory policy an...

Government announces £20m in new grants for small businesses

30.07.20: The Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government Simon Clarke has announced £20m in new grants today (July 30) to support the recovery of small businesses. The boost will see thousands of smaller businesses in England given acces...

Mayor Ben Houchen invites businesses to tender for £120m project

29.07.20: Mayor of Tees Valley Ben Houchen is calling on local businesses to tender for a £120m project as part of the 12-month jobs plan. Firms in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool are being encouraged to bid for a contract on the former Red...

Automating back-office processes for local authorities

29.07.20: Words provided by Cantium Business Solutions, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive    Who can automate back-office processes for our local authority? #CantiumCan Cantium Business Solutions is a Crown Comm...

Highways England to spend £114m on road improvements

29.07.20: Highways England has pledged a £114m package (July 28) to improve well-known motorways and major A roads over the next 12 months. The planned package of enhancements includes road resurfacing, bridge repairs, cycle lane creation and i...

Transport for Buckinghamshire trials 'ground breaking' technology

28.07.20: Transport for Buckinghamshire (July 27) has piloted new technology to make excavation work safer and more cost effective. The ‘ground breaking’ technology is being used to assist excavation work near buried services, making util...

Liverpool City Region launches £8.8bn economic recovery plan

24.07.20: The Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotherham, has launched an ambitious recovery plan today (July 24) outlining the potential for £8.8bn worth of projects in the region. Building Back Better, which is now with Central Gov...

UK Research and Innovation awards £3m to projects tackling air pollution

22.07.20: UK Research and Innovation has today (July 22) awarded £3m to six research networks looks to tackle air pollution. The new multidisciplinary networks will investigate solutions to air pollution and drive research and innovation for ai...

How can data help the public sector? - National Innovation Centre for Data

16.07.20: On this week’s episode of Public Sector Voices, Emily is joined by the Director of National Innovation Centre for Data, Steve Caughey, to highlight the potential of using data to it’s full potential within the public sector and beyon...

£705m investment into infrastructure, jobs and tech at GB-EU border

13.07.20: The UK Government announced a £705m investment package yesterday (July 12) to fund infrastructure, jobs and technology at the GB-EU border. Included in the package is up to £470m to build the port and inland infrastructure to su...

Ep. 21 - Isle of Wight fighting Covid-19 with the digital edge - Dave Stewart

10.07.20: This week, Leader of Isle of Wight Council, Dave Stewart, Joined host Emily Rodgers on the Public Sector Voices podcast. The Island has received national attention throughout the coronavirus crisis for piloting the Government’s controversi...

Funding boost for drones to deliver Covid-19 testing kits and other solutions

10.07.20: Three new projects have been unveiled today (July 10) by Science Minister Amanda Solloway, to receive funding for technologies and services that will support the NHS’ response to coronavirus. The UK Space Agency and European Space Age...

Kent County Council to provide 2,000 videophones to vulnerable residents

09.07.20: Kent County Council is rolling out around 2,000 videophone systems to help elderly or vulnerable residents to access digital support and solutions. It comes in the form of a £1.5m contract and will connect digitally disadvantaged resi...

New £1m project to prepare UK motorways for self-driving vehicles

08.07.20: A new partnership between Loughborough University and Highways England will aim to prepare the UK’s motorways for self-driving vehicles. The new £1m project will look into accommodating connected and autonomous vehicles (CA...

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Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

14/08/2020Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

West Midlands council leaders and Mayor, Andy Street, are calling on the Government to grant additional devolved powers to the region to aid its ... more >
Calderdale Council approves £101m capital spending programme

14/08/2020Calderdale Council approves £101m capital spending programme

Calderdale Council have approved a wide range of projects, from highways to schools and housing, as part of a £101m capital spending progra... more >
South Wales low carbon heat projects given £8m funding boost

14/08/2020South Wales low carbon heat projects given £8m funding boost

Hundreds of homes and buildings, such as leisure centres and local council offices, across south Wales will receive low carbon energy from new he... 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 >
Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

14/08/2020Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

West Midlands council leaders and Mayor, Andy Street, are calling on the Government to grant additional devolved powers to the region to aid its local recovery efforts from the coronavirus pandem... more >
Calderdale Council approves £101m capital spending programme

14/08/2020Calderdale Council approves £101m capital spending programme

Calderdale Council have approved a wide range of projects, from highways to schools and housing, as part of a £101m capital spending programme. The approved spending was a notable incr... more >

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Evolution is crucial in any business and Public Sector Executive is no different. Long before Covid-19 even became a thought in the back of our minds, the team at PSE were looking at innovative ways to deliver its content to our audience in a more dynamic and responsive manner. We’re conscious to take the time to both prot... 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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