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Allocation details of £14 billion funding for schools announced

11.10.19: A new set of figures have been announced today (Friday 11) to outline how schools are to benefit from Government’s £14bn education investment. UK schools will receive details of how they are going to benefit after it is announce... more >

‘Positive shift' as teacher workload dropped by five hours a week

11.10.19: Teacher’s working hours have fallen by an average of five hours a week compared to 2016, as they spend less time on things other than teaching. Research published today (11 Oct) has revealed that teachers are working five hours a week... more >

Cambridge City Council cuts carbon emissions by a quarter

11.10.19: A newly released report has highlighted Cambridge City Council’s progress in cutting carbon emissions from its operations, showing a 25.2% reduction over four years. The steady fall in carbon emissions within the council’s juris... more >

Government investment to transform key city centre sites

10.10.19:   Two major city-centre sites will benefit from dramatic regeneration aiming to help growth in the region and save taxpayers’ money. Birmingham and Peterborough city centres will be the bases for thousands of civil servants... more >

LGA responds to damning childhood obesity report

10.10.19: As part of her final work as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies, has published a report named ‘Time to solve childhood obesity’. The report is aimed at politicians and policy makers rather than parents and c... more >

£88m in Government funding to boost UK business productivity.

10.10.19: The Government has announced today (October 10) an £88m cash injection to boost productivity power of UK businesses. The UK falls behind other countries around the world in terms of productivity, and this new funding hopes to close th... more >

Up to £204bn in government funding to boost innovation, business, energy and science

09.10.19: Plans have been laid out by government to drive the UK forward with business, growth, opportunity and skills, including a boost for innovation and science. Last week, Business and Energy secretary Andrea Leadsom, launched a number of new me... more >

Sheffield City Region mayor calls on PM to support the Northern Forest

08.10.19: Sheffield City Region Mayor, Dan Jarvis, is blazing a trial for other local leaders by committing to the growth of the Northern Forest – and asking the Prime Minister to join him. Mayor Jarvis is enlisting the help of central governme... more >

NSPCC: Working together to improve the support available for children who have been sexually abused

08.10.19: Hayley Clark, the acting head of development and impact at the NSPCC, talks about the significant gap in support services for children who have been sexually abused and the Home Office’s new framework for commissioners. The complex an... more >

Exeter City Council set to embark on £18m residential project

08.10.19: Exeter City Council has outlined its plan to embark on an £18m residential housing project, aimed at delivering 100 homes by summer 2022 across four sites in the city. The funding was authorised through the local authorities&rsqu... more >

Being happier at work: More sociable hours, fewer hours and a ‘thank you’

08.10.19: Public sector membership club Boundless has revealed statistics ahead of National Work Life Week which suggest money is not the only key to a happier work life. The research, which polled over 2,000 UK workers in both the public and private... more >

LGA responds to council crackdown on drivers who leave their engine running

07.10.19: The RAC has released a statement today with damning statistics relating to vehicles being left stationary with the engine running. They are calling on councils to be tougher on this and potentially issue fines upon refusal to comply. Accord... more >

Government provides more funds for local authority air quality action

07.10.19: The Government has today announced the latest round of funding, as part of the Air Quality Grant scheme, to help local authorities improve air quality across England. Since it was established, the grant has awarded more than £61m... more >

Mayor of London opens completed Highbury Corner

02.10.19: The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, joined Transport for London (TfL) and Islington Council today to officially open the new Highbury Corner junction. The once daunting roundabout, known for its potential danger, has been transformed into a we... more >

Mayor to support homeless veterans in South Yorkshire

02.10.19: Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis, is using £90,000 of funding from the Government’s Homelessness Veterans Fund to support Help 4 Homeless Veterans charity. UK Armed Forces have protected our way of life but can fin... 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 >