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Housing Consortium becomes Northern Powerhouse partner

15.01.20: The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), a membership body representing around 90% of housing providers across the North of England, has today (Jan 15) become the latest member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. The Northern Powerh...

How can The Northern Powerhouse support the next generation?

13.01.20: Denise Park, Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, chats to PSE about the risk of smaller towns getting left behind on the Northern Powerhouse agenda. For Northern Council’s it’s really important to raise the...

West Midlands Combined Authority releases climate change report

13.01.20: The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has released its report on tackling climate change across the West Midlands. Released on January 10, 2020, the #WM2041 report is aimed at kickstarting the conversation around tackling climate...

Town of the Year competition announced by Government

09.01.20: The Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced today (Jan 9) a new Town of the Year competition to champion the successes of towns in the UK. It comes as part of a wider set of measures to level up parts of the country and unlock...

LGA: Upskilling the Workplace

08.01.20: Source: PSE Dec 19/Jan 20 The Local Government Association (LGA) discusses upskilling and retraining staff in public sector workplace. As leaders of place, councils and combined authorities want to work with partners across the piste t...

Connecting the Northern Powerhouse with local communities

08.01.20: Patrick Melia, Chief Executive of Sunderland City Council spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and why it needs approaching with communities at its core I think the Northern Powerhouse has got the potential to be important, but in pra...

Unlocking the Potential of Towns

07.01.20: Source: PSE Dec 19/Jan 20   Pippa Coutts, Carnegie UK Trust Carnegie UK Trust has been promoting wellbeing in the UK and Ireland for over one hundred years. The results of a survey the Trust conducted with IPSOS Mori in...

One Northern council's shopping list for central government

07.01.20: Tony Oakman, chief executive of Bolton Council spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and the key priorities he’s like to see from central government. From my perspective I think the Northern Powerhouse is significant to say the l...

A renewed partnership between business and government

07.01.20: Source: PSE Dec 19/Jan 20   Matthew Fell CBI Chief UK Policy Director from Whitehall to townhalls, from head office to high street shops Speaking to businesses across the North there’s enormous pride and enthusiasm...

How the Northern Powerhouse could help meet economic potential

06.01.20: Becca Heron, director of Economy and Skills at Wigan Council spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and why transport links and skills are key to transforming the North. The Northern Powerhouse is extraordinarily important, the UK has g...

Tees Valley Mayor approves deal to unlock £200m airport deal

20.12.19: Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has today (Dec 20) approved £23.6m to help fund the building of a major logistics and manufacturing park at Teesside International Airport. The £200m development, to be built on the 270-acres of l...

Cornwall Council backs next stage of £170m Truro regeneration scheme

20.12.19: Cornwall Council have backed the next stage of a £170m regeneration scheme aimed at revitalising the run-down Pydar Street area of Truro. The innovative scheme is aiming to provide homes, workspaces, learning opportunities and jo...

Queen's Speech: Revolutionary changes to the housing market

19.12.19: New proposals for the housing sector have been unveiled as part of the Queen’s Speech today (Dec 19), promising fairer, more affordable homes for buyers and renters. A better deal for renters has been outlined, with a new lifetime dep...

Northern Powerhouse 'best bet' to address economic inequality

16.12.19: Dominic Harrison, director of Public Health and Wellbeing for Blackburn with Darwin Borough Council, spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and what’s missing for Northern Councils. I think the Northern Powerhouse has underpe...

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...

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Oldham Council to approve £306m investment strategy

20/01/2020Oldham Council to approve £306m investment strategy

Oldham Council are reportedly set to approve a new multi-million-pound investment strategy which would see the local authority deliver 2,000... more >
Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

16/01/2020Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the... more >
Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

16/01/2020Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

Key guidelines for development in Manchester over the next 15-20 years is to be reviewed, as new Local Plan is undertaken by City Council. T... 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 >
Oldham Council to approve £306m investment strategy

20/01/2020Oldham Council to approve £306m investment strategy

Oldham Council are reportedly set to approve a new multi-million-pound investment strategy which would see the local authority deliver 2,000 new homes. The council estimates the ‘... more >
Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

16/01/2020Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

Key guidelines for development in Manchester over the next 15-20 years is to be reviewed, as new Local Plan is undertaken by City Council. The new Local Plan will replace the city’s cu... 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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