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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 >

Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor amid cabinet reshuffle

13.02.20: It was announced today (Feb 13) that Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and is to be replaced by his deputy, Rishi Sunak. Javid had spent only 204 days in the role of Chancellor since taking over from Philip Hammond in Jul... more >

How the food and drink industry in Wales smashed its £7bn target for growth

13.02.20: Andy Richardson, Chair of the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board In 2014, a vision was laid out in the Action Plan for the Food and Drink Industry in Wales to establish how the industry would develop over the next six years on its journey... more >

Major investment plans for Kirklees council approved

13.02.20: Major investment plans set out by Kirklees Council have been given the green light following budget approval. Yesterday (Feb 12) saw the Full Council vote to approve Kirklees Council’s Budget proposals for 2020-21. Included in the&nbs... more >

Adult Education Budget increased to £30.6m in Tees Valley

12.02.20: The Department for Education has announced a growth in the Budget for Adult Education in 2020/21 following successful support given to those aged 19 and over to learn and develop new skills. Thanks to the devolution deal in the region, the... more >

LEP grant worth £2.7m to boost development in Wakefield

12.02.20: Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has agreed to a grant set to boost development on South Kirkby, one of Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority will deliver the funding, secured on Monday (Feb... more >

Local digital adult social care projects awarded £4.5m

12.02.20: Sixteen organisations across England have been awarded a share of £4.5m to invest into digital adult social care projects. The organisations, including 13 local authorities and three charitable trusts are set to receive their share, o... more >

Metro mayors respond to HS2 announcement

11.02.20: A day many have been waiting for, the government has today (Feb 11) given HS2 the official go-ahead following recommendations from the Oakervee review. The multi billion pound project has had its fair share of criticism but it has been deci... more >

Government announces £5bn investment into local transport

11.02.20: The Prime Minister will today (Feb 11) announce a £5bn funding package to overhaul bus and cycle links for every region outside of London. The new vision from the Department of Transport (DfT) is set to deliver simpler fares, thousand... more >

UK authorities call for devolution to ‘end Whitehall hand-outs’

10.02.20: Key UK councils have united to put pressure on Whitehall for ‘radical devolution’, to pave the way for the levelling up of cities and regions across the whole of the UK. Core Cities UK and London Councils have joined forces to c... more >

Organisations to plant 50,000 trees following £10m funding

10.02.20: The first round of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund has awarded £10m to thirteen projects in communities across England. The £10m scheme, launched in May 2019, will see 130,000 trees planted by 2021, It comes in a bid to improve he... more >

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21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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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 >