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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...

Council triples number of pothole repairs thanks to travel restrictions

06.05.20: Stoke-on-Trent City Council has tripled its number of pothole repairs, with almost 1,900 completed in city streets since lockdown measures started. 7.5 miles of road have been resurfaced in the last 42 days, including the A53 MFI roundabout...

Ministers guide councils on safe re-opening of recycling centres

06.05.20: Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are starting to reopen across the country in areas where councils are able to implement social distancing rules. The Government published guidance for local authorities yesterday (May 5) on the...

Sheffield Metro Mayor secures £11m public transport deal

04.05.20: Mayor of the Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis has secured £11m worth of funding to protect essential public transport services for key workers and essential journeys. More than £10m was secured by the Mayor in April for bus serv...

Manchester to Wales motorway set for £12m improvements

01.05.20: The next 12 months will see £12m worth of maintenance schemes carried out along a 28-mile stretch of the M56. Highways England has announced today (May 1) that the motorway linking Manchester and North Wales will be upgraded to provid...

Government allocates £1.6bn covid funding for councils

29.04.20: The Government has confirmed allocations for the £1.6bn of latest Covid-19 funding for individual councils, it came on the same day The County Councils Network (CCN) called for more clarity (Apr 28). Councils in England have been allo...

LEP confirms £2.4m for council's investment in HS2 site

28.04.20: The Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2 LEP) has greenlighted £2.4m in funding for Chesterfield Borough Council to invest in HS2 infrastructure. The multi-million-pound investment w...

Work begins on Liverpool's £4m improvement scheme

15.04.20: A £4m scheme of works begins today in Liverpool, resulting in the closure of a key route in the city. Liverpool City Council has contracted the work on Princes Avenue and Road to form part of a £4m improvement that will create a...

Inquiry launched into technological innovations for climate change

09.04.20: The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry (Apr 6) into the role British innovation has to play in tackling climate change, with particular focus on offshore wind. Specific technology currently in use or in development will b...

NHSX partners with tech firms to reduce social isolation

09.04.20: A new partnership between NHSX and technology firms is helping vulnerable care home residents to connect with their loved ones during this period of isolation. The ability to communicate with friends and family can provide vital emotional s...

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Councils differing approach to reintroducing parking charges

02/06/2020Councils differing approach to reintroducing parking charges

This week will see the return of car park charges set by local councils, but different authorities will be approaching it in different ways. ... more >
New proposals published to help UK tackle climate change

02/06/2020New proposals published to help UK tackle climate change

New Government proposals were published yesterday (June 1) that could help the UK go further in tackling climate change. The new system, joi... more >
Coronavirus dashboards help Council to support vulnerable citizens

02/06/2020Coronavirus dashboards help Council to support vulnerable citizens

Content provided by Goss Interactive, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive.   New coronavirus dashboards help... 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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Councils differing approach to reintroducing parking charges

02/06/2020Councils differing approach to reintroducing parking charges

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 ... more >
New proposals published to help UK tackle climate change

02/06/2020New proposals published to help UK tackle climate change

New Government proposals were published yesterday (June 1) that could help the UK go further in tackling climate change. The new system, jointly designed with the Scottish Government, Welsh ... more >

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What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

17/03/2020What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is, that age old question: What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service? (Or maybe we just made that up, whatever). But it’s true though, right? We w... 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 >