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Public Health England report reveals Covid-19 disparity

03.06.20: Public Health England (PHE) published a report yesterday (June 2) confirming that the risk and outcomes of the Coronavirus pandemic is not felt equally across the country. The disparity came to light through the PHE report, Disparities in t... more >

Ep. 16 Cllr Nick Forbes - Net zero and an inclusive economy

03.06.20:  this week’s episode, Leader of Newcastle City Council, Cllr Nick Forbes CBE joined host Emily Rodgers on the Public Sector Voices podcast to highlight his ambitions for the future of his city. Nick has been instrumental in... more >

Cheshire East Council makes hydrogen fuel progress

03.06.20: Cheshire East Council has taken a big step in their fight against the climate emergency as planning permission for a green hydrogen refuelling compound has been secured. The £1m scheme, based in Middlewich, will help to reduce carbon... more >

Councils differing approach to reintroducing parking charges

02.06.20: This week will see the return of car park charges set by local councils, but different authorities will be approaching it in different ways. The latest Government guidelines encourage those who can safely return to work to do so, with non-e... more >

New proposals published to help UK tackle climate change

02.06.20: New Government proposals were published yesterday (June 1) that could help the UK go further in tackling climate change. The new system, jointly designed with the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive, boasts... more >

Coronavirus dashboards help Council to support vulnerable citizens

02.06.20: Content provided by Goss Interactive, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive.   New coronavirus dashboards help Gateshead Council keep track of vulnerable citizens' support requests during pandemic Gateshea... more >

Council-owned housing company set to deliver 500 affordable homes a year

01.06.20: Manchester City Council has announced plans for a new housing company, set to deliver 500 affordable homes a year. Initial proposals for the council-owned housing development company were agreed in March, with a view to accelerate the numbe... more >

Mayor responds to IPPR report ‘A plan for nature in the North’

01.06.20: Mayor of Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis has welcomed a new report today (June 1) from The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on the Natural Assets in the North. The report, A plan for nature in the north of England: Natural Asse... more >

Dover District Council's £2.5m plan to support town centres

01.06.20: Cabinet members at Dover District Council are set to meet on June 1 to decide a number of new budget measures, including a £2.5m support package for town centres. The fiscal challenges faced as a result of the coronavirus crisis have... more >

Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

29.05.20: North East Lincolnshire Councillors approved plans yesterday (May 28) that will see a total of £4.967m invested into two major highway projects. Part of the plan will release £2.967m of Department of Transport funding for vital... more >

East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

29.05.20: The East Midlands region has been promised a huge economic boost with a £2.7bn multimodal transport plan published this week (May 28). The plan has been developed and published by a number of councils, transport bodies and East Midlan... more >

Kirklees Council agrees £3.4m investment into schools

29.05.20: Schools in Kirklees are set to benefit from a £3.4m investment, agreed by the cabinet members yesterday (May 28). The funding will replace and upgrade vital facilities across at least 25 different primary and secondary schools in Kirk... more >

Ep. 15 Lord Kerslake - A gradual erosion of local autonomy

28.05.20: In this week’s episode, Lord Robert Kerslake joined host Emily Rodgers to discuss the recent UK2070 Commission on levelling up UK towns and cities. He has been listed as one of the most influential people in the public sector thanks to his... more >

The importance of reliable indoor mobile coverage post Covid19

28.05.20: Content provided by Nextivity, Editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive Colin Abrey of Nextivity explains why uninterrupted 4G coverage in public sector buildings cannot wait As Covid19 lingers on relentlessly mobile telecoms an... more >

Homes England invests £61m into Cambridgeshire development

28.05.20: A £61m investment has been agreed today (May 28) by Homes England for the development of a neighbourhood with 6,500 new homes. Developers Urban&Civic will deliver the 716-acre community at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, with the fi... 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 >


Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

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

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need ... more >

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What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

17/03/2020What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is... 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 >