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£150m of contracts announced for Redcar Steelworks demolition

13.08.20: Today (13 Aug) Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, has revealed a £150m programme of demolition work across the vast site, including the Redcar Blast Furnace and Coke Ovens, which could create up to 300 jobs. The programme is set to last... more >

New digital workplace framework launched with £75m potential savings

12.08.20: A new procurement framework developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to assist public sector organisations to purchase cost-effective IT solutions, potentially saving an estimated £75m. The Digital Workpla... more >

Norfolk County Council awards £102m waste treatment contract

12.08.20: Norfolk County Council has awarded a six-year £102m contract to manage the treatment of significant volumes of waste, helping the council achieve its ambitious environmental targets. The council has already committed to achieving zero... more >

Ep. 26 Caring for this generation of young people - Martina Kane

12.08.20: On this week’s episode of Public Sector Voices we are joined by Martina Kane, Policy and Engagement Manager, at The Heath Foundation. She is calling for young people’s future health to be taken seriously by eliminating stress and unc... more >

Councillors back £1.4m Northumberland flood protection funding

11.08.20: Councillors representing a number of towns in Northumberland have backed a government decision to invest a further £1.4m into flood defence schemes in the region. Part of a wider £170m initiative announced by the Government last... more >

LGA praises councils, backs call for further support for social care

11.08.20: In response to a recent report calling for more support for carers and further investment and reform of adult social care, the Local Government Association (LGA) has praised the efforts of councils so far and backed the calls for additional supp... more >

Local authorities to benefit from dedicated contact tracing

11.08.20: Local authorities are set to benefit from more localised contact tracing as NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England extended their partnership with local public health efforts, with the aim of reach more people testing positive for cor... more >

Highways England inviting feedback on £771m project tender

10.08.20: Highways England is undertaking market engagement on the A66 Northern TransPennine road project, valued at £771m according to a prior information notice released last week. Initially assigned last year by the Government at a value of... more >

UK Government launch innovative new digital access pilot scheme

10.08.20: The UK Government has launched the Document Checking Service, an innovative scheme designed to give people easier and safer access to digital services which require identity checks, such as online mortgage applications, financial services and re... more >

Communities to receive planning funding boost

10.08.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has today (10 Aug) announced funding will be doubled to help communities in urban and disadvantaged areas plan their local neighbourhoods. Back in May funding was increased from £9,000 to £10,000... more >

Blackpool Council bids for £50m from the Towns Fund

07.08.20: Blackpool Council submitted a £50m bid to Government yesterday (Aug 6) following public consultation to help shape the town’s future. If successful, the Town Deal bid will through from the £3.6bn Towns Fund, and is one of... more >

LGA calls for urgent investment into mental health for councils

07.08.20: The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a joint report today with the Centre for Mental Health, calling for urgent investment into mental health recovery in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. This should come in the form of fundin... more >

TfL gets underway with major Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion

07.08.20: Transport for London (TfL) has progressed with the expansion of the worlds-first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as new infrastructure installation gets underway (Aug 6). The first new cameras are currently being installed, transforming the... more >

Why Councils need to declare a Poverty Emergency - Cllr Mandy Clare

06.08.20: On this week’s episode of Public Sector Voices we are joined by Cllr Mandy Clare from Cheshire West and Chester Council. As the Leader’s champion of Poverty and Inequality, she is calling for the full Cabinet to declare a Poverty and... more >

D2N2 LEP calls for 'pipeline' of new projects for future investment

06.08.20: Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has made a call for capital projects in the areas to create a ‘pipeline’ of future investments. D2N2 is responsible for delivering the L... more >

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