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Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

06.12.19: Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the borrowing of a further £9.5m to create another housebuilding joint venture, following the success of its current schemes. The local authority had seen its previous schemes &l... more >

LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05.12.19: Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS between this election (Dec 12) and the previous one (June 8 2017). The report explains t... more >

£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

05.12.19: One London charity has been awarded £248,000 in funding to develop accessibility in jobs and services for disabled people. City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, presented the money to Business Disab... more >

South Cambridgeshire District Council to invest £340m in property

04.12.19: Plans to invest £340m into real estate over the next five years have been unveiled by South Cambridgeshire District Council. The plans, which were unveiled and voted on during a full council meeting, intend to increase the amount inve... more >

Greater Manchester has closed the regions educational gap

04.12.19: New figures from the Department for Education shows that Greater Manchester has now closed the educational equality gap between local young children eligible for free school meals and the rest of the country. The statistics mean that 56% of... more >

West Midlands sees 8.7% boost in apprenticeships

04.12.19: The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has announced figures showing a rise in jobs and skills, with over 2,500 new apprenticeships created in the region. The report comes from the Office for Data Analytics, showing that there are now... more >

Council tax on empty properties set to be raised by Bolton Council

04.12.19: Bolton Council have taken steps to cut down on the number of empty properties in their constituency, by raising the council tax paid on such properties by up to three times. The move comes after a consultation was launched, which was a... more >

International charity recognises Greater Manchester’s efforts against climate change

03.12.19: The city-region of Greater Manchester was named on the CDP’s (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) ‘A List’ of cities, states and regions that are working hard towards combatting climate change. In the 2018 list, publis... more >

Hydrogen: the key to unlocking a zero carbon future?

03.12.19: With the UK Government’s recent commitment to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Professor Joe Howe, chair of the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) and executive director of the Thornton energy Institute looks at the part that H... more >

Lincolnshire County Council award £217m highways contract

02.12.19: It was announced today (Dec 2) that Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded a six-year contract worth £217m by Lincolnshire County Council for the maintenance of highways assets. The council will be working closely with Balfour... more >

Oxford City Council offer lifeline to small businesses

02.12.19: Oxford City Council is offering free stalls for 15 small businesses in Oxford at the Gloucester Green Market on Saturday (7 Dec). The market, run by LSD Promotions on behalf of the council, will open on ‘Small Business Saturday’... more >

The EUA call on government to prioritise decarbonisation

29.11.19: The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has published a manifesto asking the next government to make the big decisions on decarbonisation. The newly published manifesto (Nov 28) states that ‘customers must be at the front and centre o... more >

Council to use civil powers to ‘crack down’ on rogue landlords

29.11.19: Private sector landlords who commit certain housing offences in Leicester will soon be dealt with my civil enforcement powers. From January 1 2020, Leicester City Council plans to issue fixed penalty notices, or fines to landlords or organi... more >

Buckinghamshire schools leading the way in sustainable travel

28.11.19: Two Buckinghamshire schools have been awarded for their sustainable travel by a national scheme sponsored by the Department of Transport. The schools have been recognised for their work with encouraging children and young people to walk or... more >

New Carnegie UK Report offers ‘turnaround’ for UK towns

28.11.19: A new report published by the Carnegie UK Trust called ‘Turnaround Towns UK’ aims to provide a pathway for change and prevent town decline. According to the new study, vulnerable towns can secure their future and turn their fort... 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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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 >