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Sixth of local roads will need replacing within five years, warns ALARM survey

28/03/2017Sixth of local roads will need replacing within five years, warns ALARM survey

A total of one in six of local roads in the UK may need to be replaced in the next five years, Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA’s) an... more >
Targets set out for Cambridge-Peterborough mayor to address region’s ‘unique challenges’

28/03/2017Targets set out for Cambridge-Peterborough mayor to address region’s ‘unique challenges’

Cambridge and Peterborough’s new metro mayor must focus on introducing a congestion charge, addressing low skill levels and developing a ho... more >
LGA: Charities must be part of the devolution conversation

27/03/2017LGA: Charities must be part of the devolution conversation

Greater engagement is needed between councils and charities for both parties to get the most from future devolution, local authority leaders have... more >

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21/02/2017Untapped potential

As PSE went to press, the government had just released its Industrial Strategy green paper, which has an ambitious aim to “improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country”.  Overall, the strategy was welcomed across the public sector. However, as you’ll read throughout this edition of the magazine,... read more >

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Parliament cannot solve homelessness through legislation alone

Parliament cannot solve homelessness through legislation alone

Cllr Michelle Lowe, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing and health at Sevenoaks District Council, argues that if the government is really serious about combating homelessness they will w... more > more last word articles >

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Leading transformational change through procurement

01/03/2017Leading transformational change through procurement

Liz Welton, chair of the Society of Procurement Officers in Local Governmen... more >
McMahon: I worry that the public are not part of the devolution conversation

20/12/2016McMahon: I worry that the public are not part of the devolution conversation

Jim McMahon, Labour’s shadow minister for local government and devolu... more >

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Why opening up procurement matters to the UK public sector

22/03/2017Why opening up procurement matters to the UK public sector

Rob Levene, managing director of Bloom, explains why opening up procurement is important to the UK public sector.  Procuring products a... more >
Greenlight given for £1.5m GM Arts and Heritage funding

16/03/2017Greenlight given for £1.5m GM Arts and Heritage funding

Around £1.5m worth of funds will be put towards transformative Arts and Heritage projects in Greater Manchester, as it was announced that t... more >
Centre for Cities CEO to step down after six years at helm

13/03/2017Centre for Cities CEO to step down after six years at helm

Alexandra Jones will step down after six years as the chief executive of Centre for Cities to move to the government’s Department of Busine... more >
CCS to launch largest public sector water framework agreement in the UK

02/03/2017CCS to launch largest public sector water framework agreement in the UK

From 1 April, most business and public sector organisations will be able to choose which company supplies their water. Crown Commercial Service i... more >

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