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Northern Housing Consortium calls for government action

20.02.20: The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) has called for government action to ‘level-up’ housing in the North as new study highlights disproportionate cut-backs in northern councils. The scale of housing cut-backs in northern counci... more >

UK’s biggest eco-friendly refuse fleet worth £3.4m to launch in Liverpool

20.02.20: The UK’s biggest eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles is being launched in Liverpool tomorrow (Feb 21) by Mayor Joe Anderson. The fleet of 20 vehicles, powered by Biomethane, a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), will drastically help to c... more >

Liverpool City Region: Bus franchising is leading option

20.02.20: Liverpool City Region’s Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced today (Feb 20) that bus services in the region could be franchised as part of a London-style public transport system. Papers from the Combined Authority, set to be publi... more >

National Leadership Centre: Helping public sector leaders

20.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 2020   In the 2017 Autumn budget, an announcement was made for a Public Service Leadership Academy, to help share best practice across public services and drive productivity. The Chancellor believed that... more >

UK to unlock 5G potential with £65m funding pot

20.02.20: Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today (Feb 20) £65m worth of government funded trials across the country to unlock the potential of 5G and level up infrastructure in rural areas. The potential of modern technology is set to... more >

West Lothian Council allocates £100m to housing stock

19.02.20: West Lothian Council has allocated £100m from its budget to increase and improve its housing stock over the next three years. Approved at a council meeting yesterday (Feb 19) the new investment will see over £55m spent on the cr... more >

Government releases £4m fund for Bradford Clean Air Zone

19.02.20: Bradford Council is set to benefit from a £4m funding pot from government to tackle poor air quality in the district. Yesterday (Feb 18) saw the launch of a public consultation on the proposed Clean Air Zone in Bradford, inviting resi... more >

Sheffield to become Smart City starting with highway overhaul

19.02.20: Sheffield City Council has revealed that they are to become the latest UK Smart City, starting with a technological overhaul of the city’s roads. The council are planning to have created a digitised public highway network in Sheffield... more >

West Sussex road upgrade worth £17m announced

18.02.20: The government has given the go ahead to a road upgrade project in West Sussex today (Feb 18), making journeys quicker, safer and more environmentally friendly for communities. The £17m funding package, announced by Transport Minister... more >

Gov announces £90m fund to cut carbon emissions

18.02.20: A £90m funding package has been announced by government today (Feb 18) to tackle carbon emissions in industry and homes across the UK. Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has outlined the funding today, with £70m of it to include set... more >

Councils' joint £100m transport transformation plan

17.02.20: Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council are eagerly awaiting a decision from the Department for Transport on a joint submission for over £100m for the second phase of the Transforming Cities Fund. The shared ambition aims to im... more >

Councils to receive share of over £16m for domestic abuse services

17.02.20: The government has announced today (Feb 17) a £16.6m funding package to support 75 domestic abuse support projects across England. Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick has confirmed that councils across the country will be given a helpin... more >

Council’s £5m plan for EV charging network

14.02.20: North Lanarkshire Council’s Environment and Transportation Committee has given its backing to a potential £5m project of investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging and electricity network infrastructure across the region. The... more >

LEP establishes £2m flood recovery fund for SMEs

14.02.20: The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) has announced a £2m recovery fund for businesses in Calderdale that suffered in the Storm Ciara floods. Working in partnership with Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combi... more >

Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry steps down

14.02.20: Last night, (Feb 13) Conservative MP, Jake Berry took to twitter to announce he has stepped down from government and his roles as Northern Powerhouse Minister and Local Growth Minister. In a series of tweets from the Darwen and Rossendale M... more >

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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

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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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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 >