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LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05.12.19: Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS between this election (Dec 12) and the previous one (June 8 2017). The report explains t...

The EUA call on government to prioritise decarbonisation

29.11.19: The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has published a manifesto asking the next government to make the big decisions on decarbonisation. The newly published manifesto (Nov 28) states that ‘customers must be at the front and centre o...

Post-Brexit growth strategies to be debated at IED conference

27.11.19: The Institute of Economic Development is holding their annual conference next week (Dec 4) in London, where economic strategies for a post-Brexit Britain will be debated. Exploring ways to deliver inclusive and sustainable growth and more e...

Time to Act – The National Social Value Conference 2020

26.11.19: The Social Value Act was implemented in January 2013, during which time many things have changed for the better. However, many organisations are still struggling to carry out requirements of the Act. The good news is that real leadership is...

A week until the People’s Powerhouse Event

12.11.19: In a week’s time, The People’s Powerhouse will be in Sunderland hosting their jam-packed ‘this is the North’ convention. The event will see the coming together of diverse and interesting people, booked to share their...

Locals urged to get involved in multi-million pound #MyTown campaign

25.10.19: People in 100 places across England have been encouraged to have a say in how the Town Deals, each worth up to £25m, can transform their towns. Local people are being given the chance to shape their town’s future through a new c...

Housing minister wants to make the North a green housing 'construction corridor’

24.10.19: Housing Minister Esther McVey (Oct 24) wants to build a green housing revolution in the North, as she will today announce the launch of a new ‘centre of excellence’ for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). The launch accom...

Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis backs compensation for rail passengers

21.10.19: Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis has called on Northern Rail to provide passengers compensation and cheaper fares on routes still where Pacer trains will be retained in the region into 2020 – long past the initial deadline...

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...

Blueprint for single unitary Leicestershire council published

15.10.19: Detailed proposals for creating a single unitary council covering the whole of Leicestershire, and abolishing the county’s seven district authorities, have been published. The 100-page draft blueprint compares the different options fo...

The Queen’s Speech Roundup: Crime, social care and devolution bills

14.10.19: Boris Johnson has set out his Government’s major policies on crime, the environment and Brexit in today’s Queen Speech, including the announcement that a Devolution White Paper will be published. Housing safety in the wake of Gr...

Government provides more funds for local authority air quality action

07.10.19: The Government has today announced the latest round of funding, as part of the Air Quality Grant scheme, to help local authorities improve air quality across England. Since it was established, the grant has awarded more than £61m...

Greater Manchester one step closer to bus reform

30.09.19: Greater Manchester is taking steps to lead the way in obtaining bus reform. It will be the first city-region in the UK to use public consultation on the introduction of a bus franchising scheme. Under the Bus Services Act 2017, powers are a...

UK Government to give Welsh councils a boost for electric vehicles

25.09.19: Nine local authorities in Wales will receive UK Government funding to allow the installation of charging points in car parks and residential areas. The UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is set to give five counci...

Local councils need power and funding to hit climate change goals

25.09.19: Local councils are dependent on long-term government funding pots and more devolved powers if they have a chance and meeting national climate change targets, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said today. Including the LGA, which re...

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Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

06/12/2019Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the borrowing of a further £9.5m to create another housebuilding joint venture, fol... more >
LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05/12/2019LGA responds to report on lack of social care

Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in t... more >
£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

05/12/2019£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

One London charity has been awarded £248,000 in funding to develop accessibility in jobs and services for disabled people. City Bridge... 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 >
Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

06/12/2019Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the borrowing of a further £9.5m to create another housebuilding joint venture, following the success of its current schemes. Th... more >
LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05/12/2019LGA responds to report on lack of social care

Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS between this election (Dec 12) and the prev... 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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