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Local Authority borrowing revolution

12.12.19: In light of the recent one per cent hike in the interest rate offered by the Public Works Loan Board to local councils, an alternative source of economical funding is desperately needed. The UK Municipal Bonds Agency recently appointed PFM...

What can you do for the citizen?

03.12.19: Every day you and your teams play a vital role in delivering transformational public services to millions of citizens. These public services help save lives, provide care for vulnerable children, put roofs over millions of heads and that’s...

Webinar – using technology to share best practice in the public sector

02.12.19: The recent PSE Webinar in London, in partnership with Phoenix, saw five industry leaders take a deep dive into the profound effect digital technology is having on the public sector. Nadira Hussain, director of Leadership Development and Res...

Time to Act – The National Social Value Conference 2020

26.11.19: The Social Value Act was implemented in January 2013, during which time many things have changed for the better. However, many organisations are still struggling to carry out requirements of the Act. The good news is that real leadership is...

Looking ahead with South Tyneside Council

15.11.19: South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm spoke with Emily Rodgers for the new PSE podcast about the council’s green agenda and plans for the future. Like many UK councils, South Tyneside Council has signed up to the climate emergenc...

How the South Tyneside Council leader kept his community centres open

14.11.19: South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm spoke with Emily Rodgers for the new PSE podcast about how he found a solution for his residents in the face of budget cuts. Iain Malcolm has been a member of South Tyneside council since 1988 and...

Government departments to benefit from £100m collaboration extension

04.11.19: Seven government departments are set to benefit from a £100m, three-year contract extension signed with Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL), in partnership with the Government Shared Services (GSS), continuing to provide a range of cr...

£30m for construction of new Carbon Free Homes

04.11.19: Today (Nov 3rd) Housing Minister Esther McVey unveiled £30 million boost for this ‘Construction Corridor’ The government are creating a new industry that will create jobs and career opportunities for a new workforce by del...

Last Word: Pills, potions and public health – Jo Churchil

31.10.19: The recently appointed minister for prevention, public health and primary care, Jo Churchill, looks towards a more predictive and preventative public health system. This is an exciting time to be a health minister in this government. This s...

Implementing the new Blue Badge digital service process – Kent County Council

30.10.19: Source: PSE Oct/Nov 2019   Hannah Buckley, operations supervisor at Kent County Council, talks about the council’s strategy and transformative approach in responding to the challenges and timeframe of the Department for Tran...

PSE Podcast #001 - Inequality within the North

30.10.19: Stephanie Riches, Co-ordinator of the People’s Powerhouse, joins us in the studio for our very first PSE podcast, giving a deep dive into her new role, diversity and inclusion in the public sector and the People’s Powerhouse Charter...

Saving lives with safety cameras and statistical analysis – Newcastle University

30.10.19: Source: PSE Oct/Nov 2019   Dr Neil Thorpe, Dr Lee Fawcett, Matt Linsley and Brett Cherry, from Newcastle University, discuss sustainably and efficiently improving road safety in the UK. In the UK, over 80% of passenger miles...

Digital services: More than just convenience – RingGo

30.10.19: Source PSE Oct/Nov 2019   Peter O’Driscoll, managing director of RingGo, discusses how technology can play a role in creating a modern city. The UK’s cities are becoming increasingly diverse with varying ages, gen...

Meeting Liverpool’s green goals – Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson

30.10.19: Source : PSE Oct/Nov 2019   The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, explains why the city has submitted a bid to Boris Johnson’s new Government for a ‘Green City Deal’. In Liverpool Town Hall recently, city co...

An ‘Ivy League of the North’ – University of Hull

29.10.19: Source : PSE Oct/Nov 2019   Bill Walker, director of strategic relationships & knowledge exchange at the University of Hull, discusses an exciting new collaboration between the universities of the North as they aim to create a...

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£20m research centre in the North given the green light

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New innovation centre of excellence opened in Glasgow

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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... read more >

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Prevention: Investing for the future

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Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been th... more > more last word articles >
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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 role of data. Data is all around us in the modern age. Unseen, the digital environment plays a role in near on every aspect of our lives. It influences, manages and mit... 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. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... 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 that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

19/06/2019Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

13/06/2019A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

A fifth of the country’s public sector workers say they have NEVER received a ‘thank you’ for doing their job as Public Service... more >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need to invest in technology to help make better use of their resources. Bu... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technology partners has recently welcomed a new member to its team. Matt Spencer, O2’s head of public ... more >
New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

05/11/2018New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers of the north joined forces to celebrate and debate how to drive innovation and improvement through th... more >