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Details of £95m high street investments revealed

16.09.19: The government will provide 69 towns across the UK with a share of a £95m heritage boost. Specific locations and their respective portions have been confirmed by culture secretary Nicky Morgan. The cash injection will be overseen by H... more >

Boris Johnson vows to give more power to the Northern Powerhouse regions

13.09.19: Boris Johnson has pledged his support for the Northern Powerhouse and for further devolution deals, alongside announcing the creation of a new growth body with powers to bring together major organisations in the region. Giving a speech in S... more >

Government pledges £62m funding to improve flood defences

12.09.19: Government has pledged £62m funding to improve flood defences across England, with more than 9,000 homes set to benefit from the improvements. Environment secretary Theresa Villiers announced the new round of investment into flood def... more >

Dorset County public sector pension fund valued at more than £3bn

12.09.19: A public sector pension fund in the county of Dorset has risen to a value of £3bn for the first time, having seen a 5% rise from the start of the previous financial year. The Dorset County Pension Fund serves more than 71,000 public s... more >

Cornwall Council outlines £12m spend on spaceport

12.09.19: Cornwall Council have outlined their proposals to go before councillors, asking for approval of £12m funding to support Spaceport Cornwall – the project to build the UK’s first horizontal launch site at Newquay Airport. Th... more >

Three Tyneside councils set to finalise their plan to improve air quality

11.09.19: Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside councils are set to submit their plan to tackle the air quality of the region following government direction. Cabinet meetings are to be held this month in order to seek the approval of councillors regardi... more >

Debbie Wilcox stepping down after being named in Theresa May’s Honours list

11.09.19: Councillor Debbie Wilcox, leader of Newport City Council and the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), will step down as leader. This comes after being recognised in former Prime Minister Theresa May’s Resignation Honours List. W... more >

Northern Powerhouse Partner aims to connect the North once again

02.09.19: In February this year, official Northern Powerhouse Partner, Cognitive Publishing, delivered EvoNorth 2019.  The two day event was designed to amplify and highlight future developments the region has to offer - uniting leaders responsible f... more >

Greater Manchester unveils digital technology plans to transform care

29.08.19: NHS and councils within Greater Manchester have come together to develop and test new advanced technologies that look to join up vital information across public services and help empower people to live well, integrate care and save lives. ... more >

Tees Valley Combined Authority £257m transport plan unveiled

28.08.19: A transport plan outlining priorities and proposals for the future of all forms of transport in the Tees Valley has been launched by the Combined Authority. The Strategic Transport Plan draft was launched by councillor Heather Sco... more >

Welsh government grants council £300,000 to reduce homelessness

28.08.19: Newport City Council has been given £300,000 by the Welsh Government to help address issues of repeat homelessness in the city through a ‘Housing First’ project. The scheme is designed to assist those who need si... more >

Herefordshire Council hits 2020 carbon reduction target early

27.08.19: Reducing carbon emissions has been a key talking point for councils in recent months and years, with ambitious targets having been set out going forwards. Councils and other public sector organisations have made huge strides in attempting t... more >

Jenrick announces £9m Brexit fund for councils

22.08.19: Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced an extra £9m will be made available to ensure local areas and major ports are ready for Brexit. As part of the funding, local councils which either have or are located near to... more >

Councils save £100m through LGA sector-led improvements

21.08.19: Councils have saved more than £100m in the past year through a sector-led improvement (SLI) offer set up by the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA said all councils have received support from the scheme in the last 12 months... more >

LGA responds to London Councils’ adult social care report

21.08.19: Following the publication of a report on adult social care by London Councils, the Local Government Association (LGA) have praised the efforts being taken by councils to make a positive difference. The London Councils report was produc... 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

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Northern Powerhouse Partner aims to connect the North once again

02/09/2019Northern Powerhouse Partner aims to connect the North once again

In February this year, official Northern Powerhouse Partner, Cognitive Publishing, delivered EvoNorth 2019.  The two day event was designed to amplify and highlight futur... 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 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 >