Poverty and Inequality

UK authorities call for devolution to ‘end Whitehall hand-outs’

10.02.20: Key UK councils have united to put pressure on Whitehall for ‘radical devolution’, to pave the way for the levelling up of cities and regions across the whole of the UK. Core Cities UK and London Councils have joined forces to c...

£112m rough sleeping fund announced for councils

28.01.20: Government has announced £112m in funding for councils to support rough sleepers into accommodation. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has today (Jan 28) set aside a £112m Rough Sleeping Initiative fund...

£3m fund to aid jobcentres supporting the homeless

13.01.20: New £3m funding will allow jobcentre staff to accompany outreach teams on the streets to speak to people sleeping rough, helping them to claim their benefits, find new work, secure stable accommodation and director them to additional suppo...

Up to £165m in funding announced for Troubled Families

06.01.20: Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP announced yesterday (Jan 5) that a funding pot of up to £165m will be made available to support families with deep rooted problems. Intensive support for some of the most vulnerable families in...

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...

£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

05.12.19: One London charity has been awarded £248,000 in funding to develop accessibility in jobs and services for disabled people. City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, presented the money to Business Disab...

Greater Manchester has closed the regions educational gap

04.12.19: New figures from the Department for Education shows that Greater Manchester has now closed the educational equality gap between local young children eligible for free school meals and the rest of the country. The statistics mean that 56% of...

Nottingham City Council to house hundreds of homeless

22.11.19: Nottingham City Council is tackling homelessness in the city by working to make more homes available to them. In addition to exciting housing stock, 70 more properties will be bought following a loan agreement between the council’s Ex...

Stop School Hunger campaign launched in Wales

18.11.19: A grassroots charity from Wrexham in Wales are calling for government to urgently increase free school meals allowance by 80p. According to the award-winning community charity, TCC (Trefnu Cymunedol Cymru / Together Creating Communities), c...

‘Extensive’ health damage from climate change for world’s children

14.11.19: The Lancet has released a comprehensive yearly analysis called Countdown on Health and Climate Change, tracking progress across 41 key indicators in collaboration with 120 experts from 35 institutions including the World Health Organisation (WHO...

The Health Foundation calls for government body to protect falling life expectancy

14.11.19: The Health Foundation has released a report today (14 Nov) looking at mortality rates in the UK. The data, based on research carried out by the London School of Economics, shows that the UK is at risk of suffering a fall in life expectancy if so...

Living Wage Foundation calls for employers to join as UK Living Wage rises

12.11.19: The Living Wage Foundation has announced a new UK Living Wage hourly rate of £9.30 per hour, an increase of 30p per hour. The new London Living Wage has risen to £10.75 per hour, a 20p per hour increase. This comes as living cos...

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol invoked for rough sleepers

06.11.19: Stoke-on-trent City council has today initiated their Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) The emergency measures are there to help and protect rough sleepers during the coldest and most difficult periods of the year. The council...

£18m boost for young people through Opportunity Area programme

04.11.19: The Opportunity Area programme will receive an £18m investment to support some of the most disadvantaged parts of England. The investment, aimed at young people, will build on improving educational outcomes, careers advice and attract...

Leicester City Council enables contactless donations for rough sleepers

30.10.19: People who live in Leicester can now help to get people off the streets for the night through new contactless donation points across the city. The new scheme, named Give Leicester, is part of the Leicester homeless charter launched last yea...

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Northern Housing Consortium calls for government action

20/02/2020Northern Housing Consortium calls for government action

The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) has called for government action to ‘level-up’ housing in the North as new study highlights dis... more >
UK’s biggest eco-friendly refuse fleet worth £3.4m to launch in Liverpool

20/02/2020UK’s biggest eco-friendly refuse fleet worth £3.4m to launch in Liverpool

The UK’s biggest eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles is being launched in Liverpool tomorrow (Feb 21) by Mayor Joe Anderson. The fle... more >
Liverpool City Region: Bus franchising is leading option

20/02/2020Liverpool City Region: Bus franchising is leading option

Liverpool City Region’s Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced today (Feb 20) that bus services in the region could be franchised as part... 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 >
Northern Housing Consortium calls for government action

20/02/2020Northern Housing Consortium calls for government action

The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) has called for government action to ‘level-up’ housing in the North as new study highlights disproportionate cut-backs in northern councils. ... more >
UK’s biggest eco-friendly refuse fleet worth £3.4m to launch in Liverpool

20/02/2020UK’s biggest eco-friendly refuse fleet worth £3.4m to launch in Liverpool

The UK’s biggest eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles is being launched in Liverpool tomorrow (Feb 21) by Mayor Joe Anderson. The fleet of 20 vehicles, powered by Biomethane, a Compre... 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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