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Energy Efficient Homes - Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

07.04.20: Source: PSE Apr/May 20   The need for energy efficient homes In 2019, the Government became the first major global economy to sign a commitment to net-zero emissions into law. And this year the United Kingdom is hosting the U...

Women’s Aid launches ‘Lockdown’ campaign amid coronavirus

07.04.20: National domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid, has launched a campaign today (Apr 7) to highlight risks of abuse during coronavirus lockdown. The campaign, ‘The Lockdown’ aims to raise awareness of the added dangers of dome...

Nottingham City Council seeks 1,600 new care workers

07.04.20: Nottingham City Council is recruiting 1,600 new care workers to support vulnerable people in the community during the coronavirus crisis. The Council is calling on people in its region to come forward and take on a new role as an essential...

Cabinet Office moves to further protect suppliers after coronavirus

07.04.20: A new Procurement Policy Note (PPN) has been published by the Cabinet Office to further protect suppliers during and after the coronavirus outbreak. Under this new PPN, contracting authorities must take action with immediate effect to ensur...

New procurement guidance to ease cash flow pressures on suppliers

06.04.20: In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Cabinet Office has actioned an immediate change to the use of procurement cards, to improve organisations’ efficiency and ensure payments are made alongside robust controls. The additional press...

Hackney Council now using 100% renewable electricity

06.04.20: Hackney Council has announced that 100% of its electricity is now supplied by renewable sources. The change, which came into effect last week, is part of the council’s action plan to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. ...

£20m tech fund to boost UK resilience following coronavirus

03.04.20: A funding package worth £20m has been announced by Government today (Apr 3) to help businesses boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of coronavirus and similar future situations. Technology businesses will be able to...

Local authorities given new powers for virtual public meetings

03.04.20: Local authorities across England have been given new powers to enable virtual public meetings using video or telephone conferencing technology. From tomorrow (Apr 4) the new powers will come into play and local councils will be able to hold...

Food redistribution to benefit from £3m cash support

03.04.20: The Government has announced a £3.25m fund to support organisations redistributing food across England during the coronavirus outbreak. The funding will be used to help redistribute up to 14,000 tonnes of surplus stock and minimise fo...

Close to £400m to keep buses operational during crisis

03.04.20: Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has announced almost £400m in funding to keep buses in England operational during the coronavirus crisis. Key workers across the country who rely on public transport to get to work will benefit from a...

New look Cyber Security protection for businesses

03.04.20: A newly streamlined, Government-backed certification scheme for cyber security was launched this week (Apr 1) by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The ‘new look’ Cyber Essentials Scheme will be delivered to protect orga...

Councils' waste warning during coronavirus crisis

02.04.20: The District Councils’ Network (DCN) has issued a warning of a ‘wave of waste’ to come after concerns of ‘spiralling’ household waste in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Local councils are expecting a spike i...

Bradford Council pays out £20m under Small Business Grant Scheme

02.04.20: More than £20m has been delivered to businesses in the Bradford area through the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund. Yesterday (Apr 1) saw one-off grants of £10,000 delivered to over 2,000 businesses to help them to su...

Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese Covid-19 update

01.04.20: 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 Metrolink services would be reduced as passenger num...

Teesside University unveils Covid-19 business support package

01.04.20: 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 coordinated approach to tackling the economic impact...

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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

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How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

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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 feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... 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 the r more > more last word articles >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

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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... more >
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