Innovation and Efficiency

The importance of reliable indoor mobile coverage post Covid19

28.05.20: Content provided by Nextivity, Editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive Colin Abrey of Nextivity explains why uninterrupted 4G coverage in public sector buildings cannot wait As Covid19 lingers on relentlessly mobile telecoms an...

Innovative start-up businesses get 40m Government boost

20.05.20: Business Secretary Alok Sharma has announced today (May 20) that the Government is doubling the investment into the Fast Start Competition to £40m. Start-up companies and innovative businesses are due for a £40m boost from gover...

GOSS helps Council deliver new integrated online support services

12.05.20: Content provided by GOSS Interactive, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive.   GOSS Interactive assists Dumfries and Galloway Council deliver new integrated online support services to their residents and b...

Council staff first to gain access to test, track and trace plan

05.05.20: Council staff on the Isle of Wight will be the first to access a new coronavirus action plan to help minimise the spread of the virus and return to normality. The Government’s ‘test, track and trace’ plan was launched on t...

Government launches new virtual cyber school for young people

01.05.20: A new virtual cyber school is offering thousands of young people the opportunity to become the next generation of cyber security experts. As schools across the country are closed to stop the spread of coronavirus, online learning is playing...

Sector leaders unite for West Yorkshire Economy Recovery Board

29.04.20: A new board has been formed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to steer the region’s economy out of the crisis caused by the pandemic. Business and organisation leaders from across West Yorkshire are uniting to form an Economic...

NALC commends England's local councils during coronavirus

28.04.20: 10,000 local councils across England have stepped up to support their communities through the coronavirus crisis. The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has commended England’s 10,000 local councils for their vital role dur...

£7m renewable energy scheme to go ahead in South Tyneside

24.04.20: A ground-breaking renewable energy scheme is set to emerge from abandoned coal mines in South Tyneside, cutting annual carbon dioxide emissions by hundreds of tonnes. This £7m system will take geothermal energy from flooded mines in t...

More than 5,000 emergency food parcels delivered in Leeds

24.04.20: A partnership between Leeds City Council, a food and hunger charity, local businesses and the third sector has seen over 5,000 vital food parcels delivered to vulnerable people in Leeds. As part of a major emergency food distribution progra...

Arun District Council moves to cloud GIS

23.04.20: Content provided by Cadcorp, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive.   Building upon its “Cloud First” ICT strategy, Arun District Council migrates to Cadcorp cloud-hosted web mapping Arun...

Council and NHS partnership opens coronavirus test centre

22.04.20: A partnership between Manchester City Council and the NHS has seen a new coronavirus testing facility open at the Etihad Campus in Manchester. The drive-through testing centre, which opened Monday (Apr 20), is for frontline NHS staff, care...

Mayor Dan Jarvis makes PPE plea to industry

21.04.20: Metro Mayor Dan Jarvis, of the Sheffield City Region has called on industry to work together in making ‘life-saving’ medical equipment in response to the coronavirus crisis. Businesses in South Yorkshire are being asked to turn...

BMW – The power of choice

20.04.20: Sponsored Content - Source: PSE April/May   You might think that the move to electric vehicles is a new phenomenon; a novel idea to support the recent commitments to net zero carbon or a response to council’s declaring a cli...

University produces protective face shields for frontline medics

20.04.20: The University of Sunderland has designed protective face shields for healthcare professionals working on the frontline during the coronavirus outbreak. The visors were designed and developed by experts from the University’s Institute...

£1.25bn announced to protect innovative UK firms

20.04.20: The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced today (Apr 20) a new coronavirus support package of £1.25bn to protect and support firms driving UK innovation. The Government support package, will provide targeted and tailored help for some...

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Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

29/05/2020Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

North East Lincolnshire Councillors approved plans yesterday (May 28) that will see a total of £4.967m invested into two major highway proj... more >
East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

29/05/2020East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

The East Midlands region has been promised a huge economic boost with a £2.7bn multimodal transport plan published this week (May 28). ... more >
Kirklees Council agrees £3.4m investment into schools

29/05/2020Kirklees Council agrees £3.4m investment into schools

Schools in Kirklees are set to benefit from a £3.4m investment, agreed by the cabinet members yesterday (May 28). The funding will rep... 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 >
Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

29/05/2020Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

North East Lincolnshire Councillors approved plans yesterday (May 28) that will see a total of £4.967m invested into two major highway projects. Part of the plan will release £2.... more >
East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

29/05/2020East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

The East Midlands region has been promised a huge economic boost with a £2.7bn multimodal transport plan published this week (May 28). The plan has been developed and published by a nu... 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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