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The Northern Powerhouse and clarifying northern policy

24.01.20: Sam Plum, chief executive of Barrow Borough Council spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and why it needs more clarity if it’s going to influence local strategy. -------- The Northern Powerhouse as a concept gives weight to... more >

WMCA push forward CAV agenda with proposed ‘data marketplace’

23.01.20: West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has moved ahead in the plan to create a commercially viable platform for the exchange of data, to further the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). A procurement notice has been laun... more >

How Manchester can benefit from inward investment from China

23.01.20: Turn on any news station around the world and the likelihood is you’ll see at least one news story relating in some capacity to China. Now a global economic powerhouse, the reach and involvement of the Far East nation is almost inescapable... more >

The North controlling its own destiny

23.01.20: Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council and Chair of the Government Property Agency (GPA) spoke to PSE about the work being done within the Northern Powerhouse and the three things she would do if she were the NPH Minister. ... more >

More than £1.1bn in funding for the policing system

22.01.20: The government has today (Jan 22) announced the largest influx of funding for the police system in a decade. The amount of funding presented to the policing system for 2020 to 2021 will increase by more than £1.1 bn, totalling £... more >

Longer prison time for serious violent and sexual offenders

22.01.20: Today (Jan 22) legislation was brought before Parliament to end the automatic half-way release for offenders sentenced for crimes such as rape, manslaughter and GBH. Two separate Statutory Instruments are being debated, the Release of Priso... more >

Leicester City Council plans multi-million-pound redevelopment

22.01.20: Leicester City Council has unveiled plans for the innovative redevelopment of a former factory building on King Street, at a suspected cost in the region of £9m. The proposed space, Pilot House, will be used to create office space and... more >

High-tech support for pupils with special educational needs

22.01.20: Trials for new innovative technology to aid disabled pupils in the classroom will take place across the country in the first programme of its kind in the world. Universities, science, research and innovation Minister Chris Skidmore spoke to... more >

GCHQ backs 11 Greater Manchester tech start-ups

21.01.20: Intelligence and cyber security organisation, GCHQ, has announced (Jan 17) that it has selected 11 Greater Manchester start-up companies to support and mentor. The government communication body, who recently announced a move to Manchester C... more >

Northern Powerhouse Q&A - Kevin Parkes

21.01.20: Northern Powerhouse Q&A with Kevin Parkes, Executive Director of Growth & Place at Middlesbrough Council How important do you think the Northern Powerhouse is? It’s very important and its emphasis is increasing. It&rsquo... more >

Funding for EV chargepoints to double to £10m next year

21.01.20: The Department for Transport has today (Jan 21) announced that funding for on-street chargepoints will be doubled to help boost the electric vehicle revolution. The Transport Secretary and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles are doubling f... more >

Multi-million pound energy scheme given green light

20.01.20: South Tyneside Council has today (Jan 20) announced the go-ahead for cutting-edge renewable energy plans set to save more than half a million pounds a year. The proposed scheme would also slash carbon emissions, with an estimated 1,475 tonn... more >

Oldham Council to approve £306m investment strategy

20.01.20: Oldham Council are reportedly set to approve a new multi-million-pound investment strategy which would see the local authority deliver 2,000 new homes. The council estimates the ‘Creating a Better Place’ strategy will unloc... more >

Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

16.01.20: Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the existing Birmingham Connected transport strategy, the draft Birmingham Transport Plan, covers a set... more >

Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

16.01.20: Key guidelines for development in Manchester over the next 15-20 years is to be reviewed, as new Local Plan is undertaken by City Council. The new Local Plan will replace the city’s current Core Strategy and provide a set of principle... more >

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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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

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Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14/11/2019Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts explains how living in a modern, interconnected world, as we do, means public sector organisations cannot afford to ignore the rol... 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 >