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LGA calls for delay to council loan repayments

05.06.20: The Local Government Association (LGA) has today (June 5) called for a delay to council loan repayments as the financial fallout of the crisis threatens their efforts to lead their communities. The LGA is asking for access to cheaper short... more >

Gov pays £1.7bn in procurement contracts for Covid response

05.06.20: A Tussell report (June 4) has revealed that nearly 400 Covid-related contracts have been awarded, worth over £1.7bn. Public sector procurement has seen an 18% increase in published tenders in May compared to April, with an almost 300%... more >

Combined Authority gives green light for £13m market town giveaway

04.06.20: The Mayor of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer, secured unanimous approval from his Board yesterday (June 3) for a £13.1m giveaway available to eleven market towns. Applications for the multi-milli... more >

CPS report: Britain could 'lead the world in hydrogen power'

04.06.20: A new report from the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) finds Britain could be in a position to ‘lead the world in hydrogen power.’ The think-tank report, Driving Change, highlights the importance of full transport decarbonisation... more >

Homes England agrees £309m for 20,000 London homes

04.06.20: Yesterday (June 3) saw the Government’s housing agency, Homes England, agree £309m for the delivery of three major London housing developments. The three sites, in Brent Cross, Silvertown and Barking Riverside have capacity... more >

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... more >

Ep. 16 Cllr Nick Forbes - Net zero and an inclusive economy

03.06.20: This week’s episode, Leader of Newcastle City Council, Cllr Nick Forbes CBE joined host Emily Rodgers on the Public Sector Voices podcast to highlight his ambitions for the future of his city. Nick has been instrumental in repres... more >

Cheshire East Council makes hydrogen fuel progress

03.06.20: Cheshire East Council has taken a big step in their fight against the climate emergency as planning permission for a green hydrogen refuelling compound has been secured. The £1m scheme, based in Middlewich, will help to reduce carbon... more >

Councils differing approach to reintroducing parking charges

02.06.20: This week will see the return of car park charges set by local councils, but different authorities will be approaching it in different ways. The latest Government guidelines encourage those who can safely return to work to do so, with non-e... more >

New proposals published to help UK tackle climate change

02.06.20: New Government proposals were published yesterday (June 1) that could help the UK go further in tackling climate change. The new system, jointly designed with the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive, boasts... more >

Coronavirus dashboards help Council to support vulnerable citizens

02.06.20: Content provided by Goss Interactive, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive.   New coronavirus dashboards help Gateshead Council keep track of vulnerable citizens' support requests during pandemic Gateshea... more >

Council-owned housing company set to deliver 500 affordable homes a year

01.06.20: Manchester City Council has announced plans for a new housing company, set to deliver 500 affordable homes a year. Initial proposals for the council-owned housing development company were agreed in March, with a view to accelerate the numbe... more >

Mayor responds to IPPR report ‘A plan for nature in the North’

01.06.20: Mayor of Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis has welcomed a new report today (June 1) from The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on the Natural Assets in the North. The report, A plan for nature in the north of England: Natural Asse... more >

Dover District Council's £2.5m plan to support town centres

01.06.20: Cabinet members at Dover District Council are set to meet on June 1 to decide a number of new budget measures, including a £2.5m support package for town centres. The fiscal challenges faced as a result of the coronavirus crisis have... more >

Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

29.05.20: North East Lincolnshire Councillors approved plans yesterday (May 28) that will see a total of £4.967m invested into two major highway projects. Part of the plan will release £2.967m of Department of Transport funding for vital... 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 the r more > more last word articles >

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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. Bei... 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 t... more >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

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The evolution of digital transformation for local government

05/06/2020The evolution of digital transformation for local government

Content provided by TechnologyOne, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive. A CEO’s perspective  Andrew Grant, former CEO of Aylesbury V... 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 >