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TfL gets underway with major Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion

07.08.20: Transport for London (TfL) has progressed with the expansion of the worlds-first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as new infrastructure installation gets underway (Aug 6). The first new cameras are currently being installed, transforming the...

Mayor Ben Houchen invites businesses to tender for £120m project

29.07.20: Mayor of Tees Valley Ben Houchen is calling on local businesses to tender for a £120m project as part of the 12-month jobs plan. Firms in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool are being encouraged to bid for a contract on the former Red...

Oxford City Council to trial first all-electric refuse vehicle

21.07.20: Oxford City Council has announced that it will trial its first all-electric refuse collection vehicle today (July 21). Council-owned company, ODS, will trial the all-electric vehicle in Oxford to support zero carbon ambitions and help to re...

District council gets green light to build first zero carbon affordable homes

13.07.20:  Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has the green light to build the first zero carbon affordable homes in the district. Plans to build up to 50 zero carbon homes over across a number of sites have had funding approved, with onsit...

Islington Council set to take back management of 4,000 council homes

10.07.20: Islington Council is set to take on housing repairs and maintenance for more than 4,000 council homes following month-long public consultation. The council announced yesterday (July 9) that one of its two Private Finance Initiative (PFI) co...

One-year extension to £9bn Affordable Homes Programme

06.07.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a one-year extension to the Government’s £9bn Affordable Homes Programme today (July 6). The building of 53,000 new affordable homes had an original deadline of needing construction...

Councils react to Government’s £500m support package

03.07.20: The Government announced a range of support measures for councils yesterday (July 2), including £500m in additional funding, payment deferral, and 75p compensation for every pound lost over 5% of planned income. Since the announcement...

Government spend on Covid response reaches £4.3bn and rising

02.07.20: New Tussell data, published today (July 2) shows that the Government has spent £4.3bn on Covid-19 related contracts, almost doubling since the last report less than a month ago (June 4). Of the £4.3bn contracts published, SMEs h...

TfGM launches procurement process for £10m Bike Hire scheme

30.06.20: Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has opened up a tender process (June 29) to find a supplier for the £10m GM Bike Hire scheme. It is said to be a ‘major milestone’, as the first phase of the two-part procurement pro...

Councils differing approach to reintroducing parking charges

02.06.20: This week will see the return of car park charges set by local councils, but different authorities will be approaching it in different ways. The latest Government guidelines encourage those who can safely return to work to do so, with non-e...

Inquiry launched into energy efficiency of existing homes

19.05.20: The Environment Audit Committee launched a new inquiry yesterday (May 18) into the energy efficiency of existing homes. Around 29 million homes are considered to have the potential to improve their energy efficiency according to figures pub...

Shapps announces multi-billion-pound fund for road and railway

14.05.20: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will announce a multi-billion-pound infrastructure package today (May 14) making roads and railways smoother and safer. A total of £1.7bn will be announced today as a Transport Infrastructure Inve...

London Councils ask public to help keep green spaces open

14.05.20: London Councils, which represents the Capital’s 32 boroughs and the City of London, has asked residents to work with them and their local authorities to ensure parks and green spaces are kept open. In line with new Government advice t...

Contractor appointed for £6m school improvements in Herefordshire

07.05.20: A Herefordshire primary school is set for a £6m expansion after a contractor was agreed for the work to be carried out. Herefordshire Council has signed a contract with Morgan Sindall Construction to take on the major renovation of Ma...

Major boost for Cheshire East Council on climate emergency

06.05.20: This week has seen Cheshire East Council agree its Carbon Neutral Action Plan and its first Environment Strategy, two huge steps in tackling the climate emergency. The Council’s first virtual meeting took place yesterday (May 5) in re...

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Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

14/08/2020Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

West Midlands council leaders and Mayor, Andy Street, are calling on the Government to grant additional devolved powers to the region to aid its ... more >
Calderdale Council approves £101m capital spending programme

14/08/2020Calderdale Council approves £101m capital spending programme

Calderdale Council have approved a wide range of projects, from highways to schools and housing, as part of a £101m capital spending progra... more >
South Wales low carbon heat projects given £8m funding boost

14/08/2020South Wales low carbon heat projects given £8m funding boost

Hundreds of homes and buildings, such as leisure centres and local council offices, across south Wales will receive low carbon energy from new he... 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 >

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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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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 >

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Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

14/08/2020Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

West Midlands council leaders and Mayor, Andy Street, are calling on the Government to grant additional devolved powers to the region to aid its local recovery efforts from the coronavirus pandem... more >
Calderdale Council approves £101m capital spending programme

14/08/2020Calderdale Council approves £101m capital spending programme

Calderdale Council have approved a wide range of projects, from highways to schools and housing, as part of a £101m capital spending programme. The approved spending was a notable incr... more >

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Cleaner, greener, safer media: Increased ROI, decreased carbon

23/06/2020Cleaner, greener, safer media: Increased ROI, decreased carbon

Evolution is crucial in any business and Public Sector Executive is no different. Long before Covid-19 even became a thought in the back of our minds, the team at PSE were looking at innovative ways to deliver its content to our audience in a more dynamic and responsive manner. We’re conscious to take the time to both prot... more >
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Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

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 >