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Procurement professionals gather in Manchester for public sector event

Over 1000 industry professionals from across the region gathered in Manchester to discuss digital, financial, procurement and infrastructure issues within the public sector.
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New free trade agreement approved between EU and Japan

The EU - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will create an increase in job opportunities and more choice of goods at lower prices.
police funding

Home Office announce largest police funding increase since 2010

Additional funding up to £970 million, including £509 million from council tax flexibility will go towards recruiting more police officers.
primary school

Primary school peer gap continues to narrow 7th year in a row

New data shows the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is continuing to close.
accessibility

Accessibility: The key to making government work better

Joshue O Connor, Head of Accessibility (Interim) at Government Digital Service (GDS) argues that accessibility is the key component of making government work better.
EU law

Ensuring the consistent application and interpretation of EU law

The Court of Justice of the European Union was founded in 1952 to work with the Member States in ensuring the consistent application and interpretation of European Union (EU) law. Open Access Government finds out more about the excellent work they do
cyber attacks in 2019

Is the public sector safe from cyber attacks in 2019?

In the Budget, the Chancellor pledged an extra £1bn to boost U.K. defences, including cybersecurity. But will we see an impact on the safety of public sector’s cyber attacks in 2019?
global technology centre

GKN announces new Global Technology Centre to open in Bristol

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, and the Chief Executive of GKN Aerospace has revealed plans for GKN Aerospace’s new Global Technology Centre in the UK.
democracy

Regulatory policy: The key ingredient of a healthy democracy

Céline Kauffmann, Deputy Head of the OECD’s Regulatory Policy Division argues that regulatory policy is the key ingredient of a healthy democracy
empty homes

Japan’s unoccupied property crisis to rise year on year

Over eight million properties lie vacant in Japan and the problem is set to get worse due to an ageing and shrinking population.
train fares

Rail fares to rise 3.1% in the New Year, announces Rail Delivery Group

The Rail Delivery Group has announced that train fares are expected to increase on average by 3.1% next year, the 4th time in the last six years that prices have been lower than July's RPI measure of inflation.
litter

Shocking images centre new campaign to fight litter

A new campaign launched by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove and Keep Britain Tidy uses emotive images to deter people from littering.
informal carers

Millions of informal carers are under significant stress and financial strain

Research commissioned by WeMa Life has revealed that almost 8 million informal carers across the UK are under significant stress and financial strain
digital transformation in government

Approaching digital transformation in government: The Internet is OK 

Peter Miller from Visionist Ltd explains his perspective on approaching digital transformation in government and the move toward cloud-based solutions.
productivity

UK’s productivity puzzle: What can we learn from the UK’s mid-sized cities?

Cllr Imran Khan, Bradford Council and Portfolio Holder for Skills, Key Cities examines the UK’s productivity puzzle, and asks what can we learn from the UK’s mid-sized cities?
ageing population

Governments across the world urged to engage with ageing populations

A group of global experts on ageing populations will today urge governments across the world to engage better with demographic change.
blockchain and governance

Gibraltar finance representative to speak at European Parliament on blockchain and governance

Gibraltar Finance has announced that Paul Astengo, Senior Finance Centre Executive, will be in attendance at the European Parliament on Tuesday, 4th December, as part of a panel discussion organised by Blockchain4Europe
public sector services

European Commission: Two thirds of public sector services now online

The 2018 eGovernment Benchmark helps European governments improve their public sector digital services.
health in finland

The future priorities of the healthcare sector in Finland

Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, Pirkko Mattila, reflects on the future priorities of the healthcare sector in Finland
digital transformation

Digital transformation helps central and local government make resilience a reality

Sungard Availability Services Ltd explores the pressure central government departments and local authorities are under to achieve more with less and how digital transformation can help to achieve their business outcomes With spending cuts and population growth a reality, central government departments and local authorities alike are under pressure to...

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