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Scientists at Loughborough Uni develop AI air pollution system

17.03.20: Computer scientists at Loughborough University have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can predict air pollution levels. Air pollution kills an estimated seven million people per year around the world, making it a huge...

Government launches review into transport tech

16.03.20: A new review launched today (Mar 16) by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will look at making journeys easier, smarter and greener. New technology will be consulted on as p...

Almost £3m unveiled to support female science innovators

09.03.20: Close to £3m has been announced by the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and UK Research and Innovation to support entrepreneurial female innovators and young people into science. Yesterday’s announ...

PM welcomes £5.2bn flood fund and announces further £200m

09.03.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed a £5.2bn investment into flood defences during a visit to Bewdley in Worcestershire on Sunday (Mar 8). The town, home to the River Severn, was badly hit by floods following the wettest February on...

Next generation of scientists to benefit from £179m investment

06.03.20: The government has announced today (Mar 6) a £179m investment into the future of UK science. The investment package comes on the first day of British Science Week and will see the next generation of UK scientists supported to maintain...

Crown Commercial Service: Top Tech Tips for The Public Sector

02.03.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 A free government whitepaper sets out nine simple steps to successful technology buying for the public sector. Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Technology Solutions document tackles the purchase of both h...

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - Steely determination

28.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Mary Lanigan, Council Leader for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Steel has been the lifeblood of generations in Redcar and Cleveland. We like to tell everyone we meet that our steel built the world; i...

Government announces £93m for transport tech and road networks

28.02.20: Roads Minister Baroness Vere has announced today (Feb 28) a £93m investment into roads and transport tech. Today’s multi-million pound boost to connectivity will ensure England’s roads are fit for the 21st century by provi...

O2: How the public sector is lighting the way with digital innovation

26.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20  Matt Spencer, Head of Public Sector at O2, spoke with PSE’s Matt Roberts about how the public sector is lighting the way in digital transformation and innovation.   Where is ‘innovat...

CyBOK: A knowledge framework for the cyber security workforce

25.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Professor Awais Rashid - University of Bristol, UK An online resource, bringing together the latest intelligence on cyber security, providing a go-to resource for information security professionals across the p...

Six new apps approved to help develop early years learning

21.02.20: New technology is set to benefit parents in supporting their children learning at home, with 6 new apps available to improve speaking, reading and writing. A competition was launched to find the best educational apps for parents to engage y...

National Leadership Centre: Helping public sector leaders

20.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 2020   In the 2017 Autumn budget, an announcement was made for a Public Service Leadership Academy, to help share best practice across public services and drive productivity. The Chancellor believed that...

UK to unlock 5G potential with £65m funding pot

20.02.20: Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today (Feb 20) £65m worth of government funded trials across the country to unlock the potential of 5G and level up infrastructure in rural areas. The potential of modern technology is set to...

Sheffield to become Smart City starting with highway overhaul

19.02.20: Sheffield City Council has revealed that they are to become the latest UK Smart City, starting with a technological overhaul of the city’s roads. The council are planning to have created a digitised public highway network in Sheffield...

How the food and drink industry in Wales smashed its £7bn target for growth

13.02.20: Andy Richardson, Chair of the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board In 2014, a vision was laid out in the Action Plan for the Food and Drink Industry in Wales to establish how the industry would develop over the next six years on its journey...

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Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese Covid-19 update

01/04/2020Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese Covid-19 update

Mayor Andy Burnham hosted a live, virtual press conference today to provide updates on Greater Manchester’s response to the coronaviru... more >
Teesside University unveils COVID-19 business support package

01/04/2020Teesside University unveils COVID-19 business support package

Teesside University has joined forces with the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority to deliver a package of practical support for local busin... more >
Sport England announces £195m in coronavirus support funding

31/03/2020Sport England announces £195m in coronavirus support funding

Sport England has announced today (Mar 31) that it will be making up £195m of funding to support the sport and physical activity sector dur... 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 >
Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese Covid-19 update

01/04/2020Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese Covid-19 update

Mayor Andy Burnham hosted a live, virtual press conference today to provide updates on Greater Manchester’s response to the coronavirus. During the video he announced that Metroli... more >
Teesside University unveils COVID-19 business support package

01/04/2020Teesside University unveils COVID-19 business support package

Teesside University has joined forces with the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority to deliver a package of practical support for local businesses during the coronavirus emergency. A coo... 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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