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Councillors back £1.4m Northumberland flood protection funding

11.08.20: Councillors representing a number of towns in Northumberland have backed a government decision to invest a further £1.4m into flood defence schemes in the region. Part of a wider £170m initiative announced by the Government last...

Local authorities to benefit from dedicated contact tracing

11.08.20: Local authorities are set to benefit from more localised contact tracing as NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England extended their partnership with local public health efforts, with the aim of reach more people testing positive for cor...

Lancashire County Council outlines plans for a Combined Authority

29.07.20: Lancashire County Council has launched a set of proposals (July 28) to give the county more of a voice in local and central Government. In a statement made by the Council, Lancashire’s ‘complicated and fragmented’ administ...

West Yorkshire £1.8bn devolution deal gains momentum

28.07.20: The West Yorkshire devolution deal, spearheaded by the Combined Authority, is gathering pace after a council meeting yesterday (July 27) discussed its progress. The £1.8bn deal is getting closer to completion, a week after the largest...

Green light for second Government hub in Croydon

22.07.20: A new Government hub in Croydon has been granted planning permission today (July 22), which is expected to save taxpayers more than £8m a year. The Government Property Agency (GPA) has managed to secure a 25-year lease for the site at...

LGA: Economic Update leaves ‘unfinished business’ with councils

09.07.20: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak delivered his Summer Economic Update yesterday (July 8) outlining a multi billion pound commitment to creating green jobs and supporting employment among young people. Since the announcement, whi...

Rishi Sunak announces multi billion pound Plan for Jobs

08.07.20: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today (July 8) delivered his Summer Economic Update with a package of measures designed to support jobs and boost the UK economy. It forms the second part of a three-phase plan, with emphasis firmly place...

GMCA begins procurement process for £7m Skills for Growth programme

08.07.20: Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has begun the procurement process for a £7m contract to support its Skills for Growth programme. The contract is specifically seeking a number of elements including collaboration with SMEs...

Public Sector Executive unveils new editorial board members

08.06.20: Public Sector Executive is proud to unveil its new Editorial Board, with members from all corners of the public sector. We are keen to hear more from our board members and have hand picked some exciting new members to keep our audience up t...

Gov pays £1.7bn in procurement contracts for Covid response

05.06.20: A Tussell report (June 4) has revealed that nearly 400 Covid-related contracts have been awarded, worth over £1.7bn. Public sector procurement has seen an 18% increase in published tenders in May compared to April, with an almost 300%...

Combined Authority gives green light for £13m market town giveaway

04.06.20: The Mayor of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer, secured unanimous approval from his Board yesterday (June 3) for a £13.1m giveaway available to eleven market towns. Applications for the multi-milli...

Mayor responds to IPPR report ‘A plan for nature in the North’

01.06.20: Mayor of Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis has welcomed a new report today (June 1) from The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on the Natural Assets in the North. The report, A plan for nature in the north of England: Natural Asse...

Ep. 15 Lord Kerslake - A gradual erosion of local autonomy

28.05.20: In this week’s episode, Lord Robert Kerslake joined host Emily Rodgers to discuss the recent UK2070 Commission on levelling up UK towns and cities. He has been listed as one of the most influential people in the public sector thanks to his...

Devolution deal worth £1.8bn takes major step forward

28.05.20: The West Yorkshire devolution deal, worth more than £1.8bn in local funding, took a major step forward last week as councils gave the green light for public consultation. Five West Yorkshire authorities and the West Yorkshire Com...

Core cities call on Gov for more financial support as costs pass £1.6bn

26.05.20: Core Cities UK, representative body of the key cities across England and Wales, has published a letter written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Robert Jenrick MP today (May 26) after Covid-19 related costs pass £1.6bn and counting. The l...

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New digital workplace framework launched with £75m potential savings

12/08/2020New digital workplace framework launched with £75m potential savings

A new procurement framework developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to assist public sector organisations to purcha... more >
Norfolk County Council awards £102m waste treatment contract

12/08/2020Norfolk County Council awards £102m waste treatment contract

Norfolk County Council has awarded a six-year £102m contract to manage the treatment of significant volumes of waste, helping the council a... more >
Ep. 26 Caring for this generation of young people - Martina Kane

12/08/2020Ep. 26 Caring for this generation of young people - Martina Kane

On this week’s episode of Public Sector Voices we are joined by Martina Kane, Policy and Engagement Manager, at The Heath Foundation. She i... 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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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 >
New digital workplace framework launched with £75m potential savings

12/08/2020New digital workplace framework launched with £75m potential savings

A new procurement framework developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to assist public sector organisations to purchase cost-effective IT solutions, potentially saving... more >
Norfolk County Council awards £102m waste treatment contract

12/08/2020Norfolk County Council awards £102m waste treatment contract

Norfolk County Council has awarded a six-year £102m contract to manage the treatment of significant volumes of waste, helping the council achieve its ambitious environmental targets. T... 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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