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Sheffield City Region seeking SMEs for India export scheme

27.02.20: The Sheffield City Region (SCR) is looking for businesses seeking the opportunity to export to India to apply for its new India Growth Champions scheme. SCR and the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) have partnered to deliver this scheme and... more >

UK2070 report published exposing “over-centralised” system

27.02.20: The UK2070 Commission has published its final report ‘Make No Little Plans – Acting At Scale For A Fairer And Stronger Future’ today (Feb 27) at MediaCityUK in Salford. When issuing the report Chair Lord Kerslake called on... more >

London Councils: Collaboration is central to tackling climate change

27.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/Mar 20 Cllr Julian Bell, Chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee Taking ambitious action to stop climate change is high on London boroughs’ agenda. With dire warnings from the scientifi... more >

PM announces extra £236m to end rough sleeping

27.02.20: An additional £236m in funding has been announced by the Prime Minister today (Feb 27) to help get rough sleepers off the street. A new independent advisor, Dame Louise Casey, has been appointed to lead an urgent review into the cause... more >

O2: How the public sector is lighting the way with digital innovation

26.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20  Matt Spencer, Head of Public Sector at O2, spoke with PSE’s Matt Roberts about how the public sector is lighting the way in digital transformation and innovation.   Where is ‘innovat... more >

Council's £2m plans for largest smart city project in UK

26.02.20: Peterborough City Council has unveiled £2m plans for the largest smart city regeneration project in the UK. The city-wide scheme, The Peterborough Integrated Renewables Infrastructure project (PIRI), will be designed to cut energy bil... more >

Oldham Council: Creating a better place

26.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Cllr Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council, explains their newly-announced ambitious development plan for Oldham and what it will mean for the local area.   In January 2020 Oldham Council launched a... more >

Barrow Borough Council unveils carbon neutral target of 2037

26.02.20: Barrow Borough Council has unveiled an ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2037. It comes after the council declared a climate emergency in July 2019 following a unanimous vote by its elected members. Their net zero plans ar... more >

Vulnerable children to benefit from new government plans

25.02.20: A dedicated school leader will be assigned to vulnerable children in every school across the country under new plans published today. (Feb 25) Changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools will be introduced following a co... more >

CyBOK: A knowledge framework for the cyber security workforce

25.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Professor Awais Rashid - University of Bristol, UK An online resource, bringing together the latest intelligence on cyber security, providing a go-to resource for information security professionals across the p... more >

Government confirms £49.2bn spending increase for councils

25.02.20: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has today (Feb 25) announced a £49.2bn investment into local council funding, the largest increase in councils’ spending power for a decade. The Local Government Secretar... more >

LGA responds to government proposals of ‘Protect Duty’ law

24.02.20: The Local Government Association (LGA) has today (Feb 24) responded to an announcement from the Home Office for plans to introduce a law aimed at protecting public venues and spaces from terror attacks.  Security Minister James Brokens... more >

Six new apps approved to help develop early years learning

21.02.20: New technology is set to benefit parents in supporting their children learning at home, with 6 new apps available to improve speaking, reading and writing. A competition was launched to find the best educational apps for parents to engage y... more >

Ep 9. Greater Manchester's bright future, Eamonn & Andrew - GMCA

20.02.20: Our first podcast episode with two guests took us on the road to the TfGM offices where we spoke to two representatives from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Chief Executive Eamonn Boylan and Andrew Lightfoot, Strategic Director &ndash... more >

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 >

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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

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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 >