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Safe Haven being provided for Wigan partygoers this Christmas

15.11.19: Over the Christmas period a nightlight safety scheme will be piloted in Wigan town centre to ensure partygoers stay safe and to ease pressure on front-line emergency services. The Safe Haven scheme opens on Saturday 16th of November. Wigan... more >

Looking ahead with South Tyneside Council

15.11.19: South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm spoke with Emily Rodgers for the new PSE podcast about the council’s green agenda and plans for the future. Like many UK councils, South Tyneside Council has signed up to the climate emergenc... more >

Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

15.11.19: - PRESS RELEASE -   Covering a growing population of 15.3 million, home to over a million businesses and with an economy totalling £329bn, the Northern Powerhouse forms the very spine of the North of England. As such, it is a r... more >

Doncaster Council approves plans for large-scale airport development

14.11.19:   Doncaster Council has approved plans for a major advanced manufacturing and logistics development located at Doncaster Sheffield airport (DSA). The 3.5 million square foot development, which will be owned and managed by Peel L&a... more >

Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14.11.19: 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 d... more >

Torbay council offers funding to attract foreign businesses

14.11.19: A funding program has been created by TDA, on behalf of Torbay Council, offering up to £10,000 to foreign companies willing to re-locate to the area. The ‘soft landings’ program, first targeted at electronics and phot... more >

The LGA responds to witchcraft claims

14.11.19: The number of children in England identified by councils as having been abused for reasons associated with witchcraft have risen by a third in the past three years, the LGA reveals today. Abuse in children based on faith or belief, which in... more >

‘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... more >

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... more >

More than a million public sector workers have never been thanked – is it time to show them some kindness?

13.11.19: Membership club Boundless calls for action on World Kindness Day. Public sector membership club, Boundless, revealed shocking statistics ahead of World Kindness Day on 13 November, showing a fifth of the country’s public sector w... more >

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... more >

A week until the People’s Powerhouse Event

12.11.19: In a week’s time, The People’s Powerhouse will be in Sunderland hosting their jam-packed ‘this is the North’ convention. The event will see the coming together of diverse and interesting people, booked to share their... more >

Cheshire East Council on track to achieve £1 billion target in visitor economy by 2020

12.11.19: Recent survey reveals Cheshire East is thriving as tourism continues to boom. The visitor economy has increased by £43m compared to the previous year – placing the total value of hospitality and visitor revenue at a staggering £... more >

Bellwin scheme activated by Government to support local communities hit by recent flooding

11.11.19: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has initiated the government’s emergency Bellwin scheme to compensate eligible local authorities for the qualifying immediate costs they incur as part of their response to the flood... more >

East Devon District Council implements new method for increasing recycling

08.11.19: District households who have an Amazon virtual assistant can now ask Alexa about recycling thousands of domestic items and seek guidance on everything from checking when collections are, reporting missed collections and asking for new recycling... more >

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

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14/11/2019Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

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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 >