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Kent County Council to provide 2,000 videophones to vulnerable residents

09.07.20: Kent County Council is rolling out around 2,000 videophone systems to help elderly or vulnerable residents to access digital support and solutions. It comes in the form of a £1.5m contract and will connect digitally disadvantaged resi...

Boris Johnson announces £1bn school rebuilding programme

29.06.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled a £1bn rebuilding programme for schools in England today (June 29). The transformative ten-year scheme, supported by over £1bn in funding, represents the first major rebuilding programme...

Mid Sussex to spend £4.2m on temporary accommodation

26.06.20: Mid Sussex District Council has ringfenced £4.2m of their budget to fund temporary accommodation in the District. It comes the same week as Central Government set aside an additional £1.5m on interim housing for rough sleepers. ...

LISTEN: Marvin Rees-BLM education and local government representation

25.06.20: Marvin Rees was elected as Bristol Mayor in 2016 and has taken the city on a transformative journey through climate change action, social mobility and more recently an energised conversation around race inequality. Rees joined host Emily Ro...

Extra £105m on interim housing for rough sleepers

24.06.20: New funding from the Treasury announced by Ministers today (June 23) will provide interim housing for 15,000 rough sleepers during the pandemic. An additional £105m will be made available to support vulnerable people or those at risk...

PHE publishes report on impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

17.06.20: Public Health England published a report yesterday (June 16) on the impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as strategies for addressing inequalities going forward. The report, titled 'Beyond the d...

Public Health England report reveals Covid-19 disparity

03.06.20: Public Health England (PHE) published a report yesterday (June 2) confirming that the risk and outcomes of the Coronavirus pandemic is not felt equally across the country. The disparity came to light through the PHE report, Disparities in t...

£150m unlocked from dormant accounts to go to third sector

21.05.20: The Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced yesterday (May 20) that £150m will be made available from dormant bank and building society accounts to support charities and social enterprises during the crisis. £79m has already b...

£37m to support children with complex needs and their families

19.05.20: A £37m settlement has been announced today (May 19) by the Department of Education to support children with complex needs in 2020-21. Children with special educational needs and disabilities are set to benefit from £37.3m of dir...

More than 5,000 emergency food parcels delivered in Leeds

24.04.20: A partnership between Leeds City Council, a food and hunger charity, local businesses and the third sector has seen over 5,000 vital food parcels delivered to vulnerable people in Leeds. As part of a major emergency food distribution progra...

Scheme launched for recipients of free school meals

31.03.20:  A new voucher scheme has been launched today (Mar 31) to protect families unable to claim their free school meals during school closures. The national voucher scheme will provide every child, eligible for free school meals, a weekly s...

GM Mayor announces £5m fund to protect rough sleepers

27.03.20: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, has announced a £5m fund to house 1000 of the region’s most vulnerable people with immediate effect. Following a meeting of the Greater Manchester COVID-19 Emergency Committee, an &lsqu...

UK2070 report published exposing “over-centralised” system

27.02.20: The UK2070 Commission has published its final report ‘Make No Little Plans – Acting At Scale For A Fairer And Stronger Future’ today (Feb 27) at MediaCityUK in Salford. When issuing the report Chair Lord Kerslake called on...

PM announces extra £236m to end rough sleeping

27.02.20: An additional £236m in funding has been announced by the Prime Minister today (Feb 27) to help get rough sleepers off the street. A new independent advisor, Dame Louise Casey, has been appointed to lead an urgent review into the cause...

Vulnerable children to benefit from new government plans

25.02.20: A dedicated school leader will be assigned to vulnerable children in every school across the country under new plans published today. (Feb 25) Changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools will be introduced following a co...

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Over the past few weeks, we have received over 140 nominations for Council of the Month, each with inspiring and heart-warming detail of Councils... more >
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Tees Valley pilots UK's first e-scooter trial

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Yesterday (July 13) saw the Tees Valley become the first place in the UK to launch e-scooter trials, after Mayor Ben Houchen successfully campaig... 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 >
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D2N2 LEP awards £6.4m for Regeneration Route

15/07/2020D2N2 LEP awards £6.4m for Regeneration Route

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2 LEP) has awarded £6.4m from its Local Growth Fund Allocation to part-fund the completion of the Woodville R... 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

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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

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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

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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’

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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 >
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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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