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Blog: LiveTiles at EvoNorth 27-28 Feb 2019

21.02.19: LiveTiles is proud to be sponsors of EvoNorth, taking place on 27-28 Feb 2019 at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Designed specifically for the North, by the North, EvoNorth is uniting over 300 leaders, influencers, and decision makers... more >

Council spending on unaccompanied asylum-seeking children double in four years

21.02.19: The amount of money being spent on vital services in the care and support of unaccompanied children seeking asylum by councils has doubled in four years, according to the LGA. Despite local authorities’ best efforts and eagerness to p... more >

Holyrood committee airs concerns over ‘lack of transparency, accountability, and alignment’ of Business Gateway

21.02.19: A committee of MSPs has expressed concerns about the “lack of transparency, accountability, and alignment” of a council-run business support service delivering advice to companies around the country. The Economy, Energy, and Fai... more >

Proposed population-based council funding formula would hit deprived areas

21.02.19: Government proposals to assess local authorities’ spending needs based on population will only divert funding from councils serving deprived areas to those serving more affluent areas, according to an analysis from leading economists. ... more >

Blog: DELL EMC support EvoNorth- Redefining Digital Transformation

21.02.19: Join DELL EMC for their presentation that will explore the continued advancement of technology driven by the four mega-trends of big data, always- connected mobile devices, social networks and cloud computing is resulting in an exponential growth... more >

Driscoll beats his own council’s leader to Labour nomination for the first North of Tyne mayor

20.02.19: Jamie Driscoll has been selected as Labour’s candidate to become the mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) after beating Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes. Driscoll, a councillor under Forbes at Newcastle City C... more >

‘Significant financial pressures’ forces Durham County Council into reserves as it approves £16m of cuts

20.02.19: Durham County Council has committed to cutbacks of £16m but pledged an additional £74m to capital investment as the authority drops into its reserves. Following a £14.2m reduction in Durham’s revenue support grant fr... more >

Gateshead Council to cut 104 jobs as it blames £29m budget deficit on ‘broken’ government funding

20.02.19: Around 104 jobs are to be lost and £29m worth of savings need to be made at Gateshead Council in its 2019-20 budget – as the authority’s leader slams the government for putting it in this “desperate situation.” ... more >

Amey looking to escape Birmingham roads contract with £200m divorce bill

19.02.19: Amey could be set to pay more than £200m to free itself from a troubled 25-year PFI contract with Birmingham City Council to repair its roads following a five-year legal battle with the authority. The outsourcing giant lost the legal... more >

‘Bitterly disappointed’ council votes to refer shake-up of Shropshire hospital services to health secretary

19.02.19: Councillors at an emergency meeting at Telford and Wrekin Council have decided to refer the “harmful” and “fatally flawed” plans to shake-up hospital services in Shropshire to the health secretary Matt Hancock. Clini... more >

‘Dishonest and corrupt’ DWP worker jailed for £40k universal credit fraud

19.02.19: A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employee who paid herself more than £40,000 in universal credit payments has pleaded guilty to fraud and been jailed for a year. Lauren Wainwright, 32, used claimants’ national insurance... more >

Anglesey council faces ‘biggest financial challenge to date’ in setting balanced budget amidst bankruptcy warnings

19.02.19: Anglesey County Council faces bankruptcy if it doesn’t put more money aside, its financial chief has warned as the authority announces multi-million-pound savings and a 9.5% council tax increase. The county council said it faces &ldqu... more >

‘Enough is enough’: Powys County Council speaks out against cuts and demands fair deal from government

18.02.19: A Welsh authority set to increase its council tax by nearly 10% has publicly spoken out about the unfair funding formula for councils, and has urged the first minister to enter talks to deliver “a fair deal.” Powys County Counci... more >

Plastic packaging tax and weekly food collections in plans for government overhaul of national waste system

18.02.19: The government has launched plans to overhaul the country’s waste system, with packaging producers potentially being required to cover the full cost of dealing with their waste and also facing a new tax for plastic packaging. A series... more >

Supreme Court to hear care workers' case in £400m Mencap sleep-in battle

18.02.19: Low-paid social care workers have won the right to appeal against a decision not to pay minimum wage to carers performing ‘sleep-in’ shifts following a ruling by the Supreme Court. The decision means social care workers will be... more >

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Blog: LiveTiles at EvoNorth 27-28 Feb 2019

21/02/2019Blog: LiveTiles at EvoNorth 27-28 Feb 2019

LiveTiles is proud to be sponsors of EvoNorth, taking place on 27-28 Feb 2019 at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Designed specifically for the North, by the North, ... 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 >