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Websites hold the key to green government

While public sector organisations are exploring ways to meet their sustainability commitments, there’s often one obvious area that is overlooked: Varnish Software’s Lars Larsson explains why websites hold the key to green government.
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How to rebuild trust in government: The wellbeing approach

Dr Louise Reardon, Lecturer in Governance and Public Policy at the Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, explains how wellbeing is vital to rebuild trust in government.
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Open Access Government April 2020

The April 2020 edition of Open Access Government covers a remarkable breadth of stimulating content on government policy issues throughout the world, such as health, research, robotics & AI, international development, transport, energy and environment plus much more!
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Will cutting business rates save the high street?

Nic Redfern, finance director of Know Your Money, discusses whether cutting business rates is enough to save the high street from financial trouble.
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Coronavirus Act: Detaining and isolating children

The new powers to detain and isolate ‘potentially infectious’ people under the Coronavirus Act are alarming enough when applied to adults – but how do they apply to children? John Binns, partner at BCL Solicitors LLP explores here.
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Pro-poor policy: What is the role of aspirations failure?

Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Chair in Political Economy, discusses an often-overlooked policy question: What is the relationship between aspiration failure and the continuation of poverty?
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Working from home: An employment law perspective

Claire Brook, Employment Law Partner at Aaron & Partners, provides an insight into working from home from an employment law perspective.

UKCloud survey: Over 300 public sector organisations discuss current cloud use

Here, UKCloud discuss the results of their public sector organisation survey on the current use of cloud and ask, how do you compare?
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COVID-19: Does Government advice on homeworking go far enough?

Mark Walton, CEO of Sensee, discusses whether the Government's advice on homeworking goes far enough to support employers and employees in these unnerving times.
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International Women’s Day: UN review the global situation for women

Let’s discuss the UN Women report, “Women’s Rights in Review 25 years after Beijing,” which documents how gender equality is functioning on International Women's Day.
public procurement

Public procurement: The forgotten lead generation tool?

Jason Kay, CEO of LiveLead focuses our thoughts on public procurement and ponders if this is the forgotten lead generation tool.
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Defending against mobile phishing attacks: How the government can set an example

Tom Davison, Technical Director International at Lookout, discusses the issue of mobile phishing within the government sector and how it can protect employees inside and outside of the workplace.
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Majority of Brits believe politics should be taught as part of the school curriculum

Matteo Bergamini, Founder and Director of Shout Out UK, says that the majority of Brits believe politics should be taught as part of the school curriculum.
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The risks of probate collusion for local authorities

Philip Turvey, Executive Director of Anglia Research, explains the risks of collusion local authorities face with cases of probate – and how councillors can clamp down on the issue.
Prevention of Pain

European Pain Federation: The year for the Prevention of Pain

The European Pain Federation has announced that the theme to this years European Year Against Pain event will be the Prevention of Pain.
keeping children safe

Keeping children safe: Is the internet a friend or an enemy?

David McCarthy, Director of Education at Sophia Technologies, offers insight into how the internet can help develop and keep children safe, whilst highlighting what we should be wary of and what can be done to raise awareness.
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Solitary confinement statistics show increased rate of suicides

New solitary confinement statistics show a very strong risk of unnatural death after inmates are released.
public sector market

Public sector market awarded £93 billion worth of contracts in 2019

Despite the uncertainty with Brexit, in 2019 the public sector market grew by 17% and awarded £93 billion worth of contracts, according to a report by Tussell.
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Women activists face disproportionate violence for work

On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, a report examines activist stories across 21 countries and finds a global failure to protect women activists.
Student paramedics

Student paramedics to receive yearly £5,000 payment support

For the first time under NHS funding, student paramedics will receive £5,000 a year to support them whilst they are at university.

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