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£1.9m support increase for Greater Manchester apprenticeships

14.01.20: Small businesses across Greater Manchester have benefitted from boosts in apprenticeship opportunities thanks to a £1.9m support package. Since March 2019, when the #SeeDifferent Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Apprentice Support pac...

LGA: Upskilling the Workplace

08.01.20: Source: PSE Dec 19/Jan 20 The Local Government Association (LGA) discusses upskilling and retraining staff in public sector workplace. As leaders of place, councils and combined authorities want to work with partners across the piste t...

Regional partnership course to upskill Scottish Borders Council employees

11.12.19: Scottish Borders Council employees recently undertook an upskilling programme aimed at increasing the flexibility of staff and enabling them to effectively respond with issues arising within the council’s estates. The bespoke Han...

West Midlands sees 8.7% boost in apprenticeships

04.12.19: The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has announced figures showing a rise in jobs and skills, with over 2,500 new apprenticeships created in the region. The report comes from the Office for Data Analytics, showing that there are now...

Nexus appoints new Chief Operating Officer

25.11.19: Martin Kearney has been appointed as the new chief operating officer for Nexus, the public body which owns the Tyne and Wear Metro and wider public transport across the North East. Kearney has over 30 years of public transport experience an...

More than a million public sector workers have never been thanked – is it time to show them some kindness?

13.11.19: Membership club Boundless calls for action on World Kindness Day. Public sector membership club, Boundless, revealed shocking statistics ahead of World Kindness Day on 13 November, showing a fifth of the country’s public sector w...

Living Wage Foundation calls for employers to join as UK Living Wage rises

12.11.19: The Living Wage Foundation has announced a new UK Living Wage hourly rate of £9.30 per hour, an increase of 30p per hour. The new London Living Wage has risen to £10.75 per hour, a 20p per hour increase. This comes as living cos...

Colleges and sixth forms to benefit from £155 million funding boost

04.11.19: Young people aged 16-19 will have access to high-quality courses that will help them develop their career opportunities as of next year. The £155 million funding forms part of the additional £400 million, which was announced in...

First prisons get new security equipment

04.11.19: As part of the government’s £100 million prison security package seven jails are set to obtain advanced new equipment to tackle the smuggling of drugs, phones and weapons behind bars, in a bid to make our prisons a safer place. ...

£10m fund to support people claiming Universal Credit

01.11.19: Partner organisations and charities from April 2020 will be able to help vulnerable people claim Universal Credit. Secretary of State Therese Coffey has today (Nov 1st) announced a £10m Universal Transition Fund to aim helping vulnera...

£1m investment into Armed Forces welfare and training

24.10.19: Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the Ministery of Defence’s (MoD) innovation hub, to invest £1m in a boost for service personnel’s welfare and training. DASA will fund nearly £1m for Armed Forces trial of cut...

Outdoor workers at risk of air pollution according to new research

23.10.19: British Safety Council has responded to research from King’s College London which illustrates a direct link between air pollution and health emergencies. They are now calling for more work needed on the effects of exposure on outdoor...

More major cities to benefit from Government adult retraining scheme

16.10.19: The Government’s ‘Get Help to Retrain’ services are continuing their rollout, making the scheme now available to six major cities across England. As of today (Oct 16) the pioneering service, aimed at helping adults start a...

The Queen’s Speech Roundup: Crime, social care and devolution bills

14.10.19: Boris Johnson has set out his Government’s major policies on crime, the environment and Brexit in today’s Queen Speech, including the announcement that a Devolution White Paper will be published. Housing safety in the wake of Gr...

‘Positive shift' as teacher workload dropped by five hours a week

11.10.19: Teacher’s working hours have fallen by an average of five hours a week compared to 2016, as they spend less time on things other than teaching. Research published today (11 Oct) has revealed that teachers are working five hours a week...

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GCHQ backs 11 Greater Manchester tech start-ups

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Northern Powerhouse Q&A - Kevin Parkes

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

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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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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 >
GCHQ backs 11 Greater Manchester tech start-ups

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Northern Powerhouse Q&A - Kevin Parkes

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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

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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

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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 >

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