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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 >

East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

29.05.20: The East Midlands region has been promised a huge economic boost with a £2.7bn multimodal transport plan published this week (May 28). The plan has been developed and published by a number of councils, transport bodies and East Midlan... more >

Kirklees Council agrees £3.4m investment into schools

29.05.20: Schools in Kirklees are set to benefit from a £3.4m investment, agreed by the cabinet members yesterday (May 28). The funding will replace and upgrade vital facilities across at least 25 different primary and secondary schools in Kirk... more >

Ep. 15 Lord Kerslake - A gradual erosion of local autonomy

28.05.20: In this week’s episode, Lord Robert Kerslake joined host Emily Rodgers to discuss the recent UK2070 Commission on levelling up UK towns and cities. He has been listed as one of the most influential people in the public sector thanks to his... more >

The importance of reliable indoor mobile coverage post Covid19

28.05.20: Content provided by Nextivity, Editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive Colin Abrey of Nextivity explains why uninterrupted 4G coverage in public sector buildings cannot wait As Covid19 lingers on relentlessly mobile telecoms an... more >

Homes England invests £61m into Cambridgeshire development

28.05.20: A £61m investment has been agreed today (May 28) by Homes England for the development of a neighbourhood with 6,500 new homes. Developers Urban&Civic will deliver the 716-acre community at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, with the fi... more >

Devolution deal worth £1.8bn takes major step forward

28.05.20: The West Yorkshire devolution deal, worth more than £1.8bn in local funding, took a major step forward last week as councils gave the green light for public consultation. Five West Yorkshire authorities and the West Yorkshire Com... more >

Kirklees Council makes £250m Blueprint part of planning policy

27.05.20: Kirklees Council’s Cabinet gave the green light yesterday (May 26) for the £250m Huddersfield Blueprint to be part of planning policy, following the extensive input of local people.   The Blueprint is now agreed as a Supple... more >

Moving Forward Together: Bristol council housing set for transformation

27.05.20: Bristol Council has announced that a new project, with the potential to transform the lives of people living in council homes, will be discussed by the Cabinet next month. The programme, Moving Forward Together (MFT), will look to improve t... more >

Council leaders call on Government to commit to HS2 East

27.05.20: Council leaders and business owners situated along the proposed ‘eastern leg’ of HS2 have called on Government (May 26) to commit to its progression in line with the ‘western leg’. Their claim is that by progressing... more >

Route announced for £1bn Highways England transformation

26.05.20: Information has been announced (May 23) on the £1bn Infrastructure programme that will see the A66 upgraded as part of the Northern Trans-Pennine transformation. It brings the project a step closer as the official preferred route is a... more >

Core cities call on Gov for more financial support as costs pass £1.6bn

26.05.20: Core Cities UK, representative body of the key cities across England and Wales, has published a letter written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Robert Jenrick MP today (May 26) after Covid-19 related costs pass £1.6bn and counting. The l... more >

£50m funding for councils to safely reopen non-essential retail

26.05.20: High Streets Minister Simon Clarke announced a £50m boost yesterday (May 26) for councils across the country to safely reopen their high streets and other retail spaces. Non-essential retail businesses, which have remained closed thro... more >

Local authorities to receive extra £300m for test and trace services

22.05.20: Local Authorities in England will be supported with an additional £300m in funding to help roll out the new test and trace service. The Department of Health and Social Care announced today (May 22) that local authorities will be &lsqu... more >

Schools in Scotland to reopen with new measures in August

22.05.20: The Scottish Government has announced that pupils will return to schools on August 11, providing scientific advice says it is safe to do so. The Deputy First Minister John Swinney confirmed yesterday (May 21) a plan for safe return to schoo... more >

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Prevention: Investing for the future

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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 >


Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial 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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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 >