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Council’s cutting-edge smart street lighting pilot almost complete

28.02.20: A first-of-its-kind smart street lighting pilot in Lincolnshire is close to completion thanks to a partnership between South Kesteven District Council and a Scottish technology company. The new pilot scheme, set to finish this month, includ...

Government announces £93m for transport tech and road networks

28.02.20: Roads Minister Baroness Vere has announced today (Feb 28) a £93m investment into roads and transport tech. Today’s multi-million pound boost to connectivity will ensure England’s roads are fit for the 21st century by provi...

Barrow Borough Council unveils carbon neutral target of 2037

26.02.20: Barrow Borough Council has unveiled an ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2037. It comes after the council declared a climate emergency in July 2019 following a unanimous vote by its elected members. Their net zero plans ar...

UK’s biggest eco-friendly refuse fleet worth £3.4m to launch in Liverpool

20.02.20: The UK’s biggest eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles is being launched in Liverpool tomorrow (Feb 21) by Mayor Joe Anderson. The fleet of 20 vehicles, powered by Biomethane, a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), will drastically help to c...

Liverpool City Region: Bus franchising is leading option

20.02.20: Liverpool City Region’s Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced today (Feb 20) that bus services in the region could be franchised as part of a London-style public transport system. Papers from the Combined Authority, set to be publi...

National Leadership Centre: Helping public sector leaders

20.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 2020   In the 2017 Autumn budget, an announcement was made for a Public Service Leadership Academy, to help share best practice across public services and drive productivity. The Chancellor believed that...

Sheffield to become Smart City starting with highway overhaul

19.02.20: Sheffield City Council has revealed that they are to become the latest UK Smart City, starting with a technological overhaul of the city’s roads. The council are planning to have created a digitised public highway network in Sheffield...

Cost of new homes to be cut by a third under new scheme

07.02.20: Getting on the housing ladder has just been made more accessible thanks to an announcement today (Feb 7) from the Housing Secretary, outlining plans to cut the costs of some new homes by a third. The new scheme, First Homes, will encourage...

Government to invest £110m into T Level development

07.02.20: The Department for Education has today (Feb 7) announced a £110m investment into improving T Level resources such as new and improved facilities, high-quality equipment and teachers’ skills. T levels represent highly skilled, te...

Government green lights £1bn funding for SME builders

30.01.20: The Housing Secretary has confirmed financial support of £1bn to support small and medium sized builders to enter the housing market. Rt Hon Robert Henrick MP announced yesterday (Jan 29) that small and medium sized building firms wil...

Ep. 5 - Understanding the economic benefit of Social Value, Guy Battle

28.01.20: Chief executive of Social Value Portal, Guy Battle joins us in the studio for the fifth PSE podcast, giving us insight into the specific benefits that come from embedding social value into council commissioning and procurement. With hosts E...

Funding for EV chargepoints to double to £10m next year

21.01.20: The Department for Transport has today (Jan 21) announced that funding for on-street chargepoints will be doubled to help boost the electric vehicle revolution. The Transport Secretary and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles are doubling f...

Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy: How Bristol City Council is tackling climate change

15.01.20: Source PSE: Dec 19/Jan 20 Cllr Kye Dudd Bristol has always been a city with sustainability at its heart. In November 2018, we were the first UK city to declare a climate emergency and, since then, we’ve begun to build environment...

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...

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...

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Council’s cutting-edge smart street lighting pilot almost complete

28/02/2020Council’s cutting-edge smart street lighting pilot almost complete

A first-of-its-kind smart street lighting pilot in Lincolnshire is close to completion thanks to a partnership between South Kesteven District Co... more >
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - Steely determination

28/02/2020Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - Steely determination

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Mary Lanigan, Council Leader for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Steel has been the lifeblood of generati... more >
The Western Gateway to deliver £56bn to UK economy by 2030

28/02/2020The Western Gateway to deliver £56bn to UK economy by 2030

A new partnership between eight cities across south Wales and west England has launched a new website and prospectus setting out a vision to boos... 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

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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

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Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... 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’

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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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Council’s cutting-edge smart street lighting pilot almost complete

28/02/2020Council’s cutting-edge smart street lighting pilot almost complete

A first-of-its-kind smart street lighting pilot in Lincolnshire is close to completion thanks to a partnership between South Kesteven District Council and a Scottish technology company. The ... more >
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - Steely determination

28/02/2020Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - Steely determination

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Mary Lanigan, Council Leader for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Steel has been the lifeblood of generations in Redcar and Cleveland. We like to tell ... more >

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Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - Steely determination

28/02/2020Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - Steely determination

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Mary Lanigan, Council Leader for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Steel has been the lifeblood of generations in Redcar and Cleveland. We like to tell everyone we meet that our steel built the world; it’s not wholly true, but our steel did build many of the world’s great bridges, includin... 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 >