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Choose your winner for Council of the Month

15.07.20: Over the past few weeks, we have received over 140 nominations for Council of the Month, each with inspiring and heart-warming detail of Councils and Councillors working tirelessly for their local area. We divided the nominations up into fi...

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...

Extra £500m and supportive measures announced for councils

02.07.20: An additional £500m funding package and further support for Councils has been announced today (July 2) by Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick. The new support will help local authorities to cover income lost during the pandemic...

Ep. 18 Sir Richard Leese: The 24 year journey so far

18.06.20: Sir Richard Leese, long-standing leader of Manchester City Council joins Public Sector Voices host, Emily Rodgers to discuss the events throughout his 24-year reign and the future landscape of the city. It is a task that is still ongoing, b...

Avoira to aid return to work with temperature detection solutions

16.06.20: Content provided by Avoira, editorally reviewed by Public Sector Executive  Avoira to help manage the return to work and life with temperature detection solutions Technology solutions specialist Avoira has launched a range of smar...

CASE STUDY: Being a primary school in the Covid-19 era

10.06.20: CASE STUDY: A primary schools perspective of going into coronavirus lockdown  Our Lady Of Walsingham R C Primary School Clare Johanson As the parent support advisor and schools safeguard lead I work closely with all our vulne...

The evolution of digital transformation for local government

05.06.20: Content provided by TechnologyOne, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive. A CEO’s perspective  Andrew Grant, former CEO of Aylesbury Vale District Council, often questions whether digital transformation e...

Ep. 15 Lord Kerslake - A gradual erosion of local autonomy

28.05.20: In this week’s episode, Lord Robert Kerslake joined host Emily Rodgers to discuss the recent UK2070 Commission on levelling up UK towns and cities. He has been listed as one of the most influential people in the public sector thanks to his...

The importance of reliable indoor mobile coverage post Covid19

28.05.20: Content provided by Nextivity, Editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive Colin Abrey of Nextivity explains why uninterrupted 4G coverage in public sector buildings cannot wait As Covid19 lingers on relentlessly mobile telecoms an...

Bury council opposes plans to re-open schools in June

18.05.20: Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Schools and Families at Bury Council Cllr Tamoor Tariq has addressed the headteachers in the area with his position regarding Central Government’s arrangements for re-opening schools....

Council leaders call for £5bn income guarantee backed by Treasury

18.05.20: Leaders of the biggest councils in England have called for a ‘£5bn income guarantee’ from Government to help them make it through the crisis period. Local authorities are at risk of having to declare insolvency as the pand...

Boundless donates £100,000 of free films for public sector workers

06.05.20: Longstanding membership association for the public sector and civil service workers, Boundless, is giving away 10,000 film codes from steaming platform Chili for public service workers. The film codes are worth £10 each, giving the to...

NALC commends England's local councils during coronavirus

28.04.20: 10,000 local councils across England have stepped up to support their communities through the coronavirus crisis. The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has commended England’s 10,000 local councils for their vital role dur...

BMW – The power of choice

20.04.20: Sponsored Content - Source: PSE April/May   You might think that the move to electric vehicles is a new phenomenon; a novel idea to support the recent commitments to net zero carbon or a response to council’s declaring a cli...

Additional £1.6bn for councils announced by Government

20.04.20: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a further £1.6bn to support councils through this pandemic. Announced on Saturday (Apr 18) by Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, the extra £1.6bn will be delivered t...

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Council to buy 70 modular homes for homeless families

15/07/2020Council to buy 70 modular homes for homeless families

Milton Keynes Council has unveiled plans (July 15) to purchase 70 modular homes to house homeless families is the area. The two-bedroom home... more >
Choose your winner for Council of the Month

15/07/2020Choose your winner for Council of the Month

Over the past few weeks, we have received over 140 nominations for Council of the Month, each with inspiring and heart-warming detail of Councils... more >
D2N2 LEP awards £6.4m for Regeneration Route

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Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2 LEP) has awarded £6.4m from its Local Growth Fund Allocat... 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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Prevention: Investing for the future

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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 >

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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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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

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 >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

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 >