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Ep. 20 Celebrating leadership through a crisis - Cllr Sarah Rouse

02.07.20: This week leader of Malvern Hills District Council Sarah Rouse joined host Emily Rodgers on Public Sector Voices after being recognised in the West Midlands Employers #EverydayHeroes campaign for her leadership since taking over the council... more >

Extra £500m and supportive measures announced for councils

02.07.20: An additional £500m funding package and further support for Councils has been announced today (July 2) by Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick. The new support will help local authorities to cover income lost during the pandemic... more >

Government spend on Covid response reaches £4.3bn and rising

02.07.20: New Tussell data, published today (July 2) shows that the Government has spent £4.3bn on Covid-19 related contracts, almost doubling since the last report less than a month ago (June 4). Of the £4.3bn contracts published, SMEs h... more >

Councils given new powers to fast track e-scooter trials

01.07.20: This weekend (July 4) will see trials of rental e-scooters permitted in local areas thanks to new regulations and powers given to local authorities. Announced by Transport Minister Rachel Maclean, the 12-month trials will allow people to co... more >

Marches LEP awards £27m to six economy-boosting projects

01.07.20: Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is investing more than £27m into a number of schemes that will create over 1,700 jobs and support economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The six schemes th... more >

Government to create thousands of green jobs with £40m fund

01.07.20: The Government has announced plans to create thousands of green jobs with a £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund. It comes as the nation is promised a ‘green recovery’ from the coronavirus pandemic, and will support charitie... more >

Committee Chairs call on Chancellor to avert climate crisis

30.06.20: Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee, Darren Jones and Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) Phillip Dunne have written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to warn him that time is running out on the climate em... more >

TfGM launches procurement process for £10m Bike Hire scheme

30.06.20: Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has opened up a tender process (June 29) to find a supplier for the £10m GM Bike Hire scheme. It is said to be a ‘major milestone’, as the first phase of the two-part procurement pro... more >

Boris Johnson to announce "New Deal" for jobs and infrastructure

30.06.20: The Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today (June 30) announce a “New Deal” with jobs and infrastructure embedded into economic growth. Speaking in the West Midlands today, the Prime Minister will confirm the ‘build, build... more >

‘Landmark moment’ as devolution deal for South Yorkshire secured

29.06.20: Today marks a breakthrough in Sheffield City Region’s fight for devolution, as a multi-million pound deal is agreed (June 29). The ‘landmark’ deal, which will be approved in Parliament in the coming weeks, will unlock and... more >

Boris Johnson announces £1bn school rebuilding programme

29.06.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled a £1bn rebuilding programme for schools in England today (June 29). The transformative ten-year scheme, supported by over £1bn in funding, represents the first major rebuilding programme... more >

More energy efficient homes and industries thanks to £80m boost

29.06.20: Nearly £80m in Government investment has been announced today (June 29) by Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng to help reduce carbon emissions from homes and businesses. A wide range of programmes are set to benefit from the funding, inclu... more >

Kent County Council to trial sustainable graphene asphalt

26.06.20: Kent County Council will trial sustainable graphene asphalt on roads in Dartford, to prevent cracks and potholes for longer at a greater benefit to the evironment.  The extra-strong material will be used to resurface damaged roads as t... more >

UK research and development projects receive £400m funding

26.06.20: Over £400m in Government and industry funding has been delivered to seven major research and innovation projects in the UK today (June 26). Developing zero-emissions tech for maritime vessels, smart-packaging to cut food waste and new... more >

Mid Sussex to spend £4.2m on temporary accommodation

26.06.20: Mid Sussex District Council has ringfenced £4.2m of their budget to fund temporary accommodation in the District. It comes the same week as Central Government set aside an additional £1.5m on interim housing for rough sleepers. ... more >

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Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

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

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

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Cleaner, greener, safer media: Increased ROI, decreased carbon

23/06/2020Cleaner, greener, safer media: Increased ROI, decreased carbon

Evolution is crucial in any business and Public Sector Executive is no different. Long before Covid-19 even became a thought in the back of our minds, the team at PS... 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 >