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Balancing safety measures with tight budgets in government-funded organisations

Nick Wilson, Director of Health & Safety Services, and James Tamm, Director of Legal Services at Ellis Whittam, explain how those within education, local government and the charity sector can sustain safety measures in the workplace despite financial constraints.
powerful politicians, one young world

Five powerful politicians under the age of 35

One Young World names five of the world's most powerful politicians under the age of 35 as part of a non-partisan award to recognise good political work.
cybersecurity vulnerabilities

How to mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities faced in the public sector

Nash Kapoor, VP EMEA at Alsid, discusses the key consideration for local governments looking to protect digital infrastructure from cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
local level transformation

Local level transformation in a crisis: A turning point for people & planet

Xavier Longan, Lead for Partnerships and Operations in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, discusses how local level transformation could be a turning point for people and the plant during a global crisis.
crisis management, covid-19

COVID-19 and crisis management: Reflecting upon challenges faced in the public sector

Dr Phillip Whiteman, Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, reflects on how the public sector has responded to the initial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MSC Digital - Technology transformation for the public sector

MSC Digital – Technology transformation for the Public Sector

MSC Digital is an independent organisation formed specifically to assist HMG and the UK Public Sector with cloud and technology transformation.
procurement fraud

Preventing procurement fraud in local government with the help of machine learning

Laurent Colombant, Continuous Monitoring Solution Manager at SAS, explores the threat that procurement fraud presents to local government, and discusses the anomalies that AI and machine learning should be aware of.
rebuild trust in government, government

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.
asset base

Economic development: How can UK local authorities best sweat their asset base?

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, discusses how UK local authorities can best sweat their asset base.
local authority funding, IED

Economic development in the UK: Local authority funding is a crisis of our making

Nigel Wilcock is Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development and argues that local authority funding is a crisis of our making.
local government offices

Is the future paperless for local government offices?

Is the future paperless for local government offices? No – and we shouldn’t force them to be, says Robyn Boyd on behalf of PFU (EMEA) Limited – a Fujitsu company.
University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham: Online Masters of Public Administration

The University of Birmingham’s Online Masters of Public Administration encourages progressive ideas and innovative thinking remotely.
uk public sector, robot

Boosting UK public sector delivery with robotic assistance

Business Systems UK’s Will Davenport explains why software designed to automate routine operations could be a real help for a cash-starved UK public sector.
social value, public services

Social value goes mainstream

Guy Battle, CEO OF Social Value Portal explains how social value has now gone mainstream, including how the Public Services (Social Value) Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers.
public sector transformation, government transformation strategy

Small changes: The secret behind public sector transformation

Martin McFadyen, Head of Public Sector, Virgin Media Business argues that small changes are the secret behind public sector transformation.
new digital world

Connected growth: Catching up with the new digital world

In June, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) published its key policy position on how to deliver digital connectivity across the country post Brexit. Nicola McCoy-Brown discusses the topic here.
bench contracts, g cloud

Procurement: Making bench contracts work

David Mann, Managing Director, dxw digital shares his expert thoughts on making bench contracts work, including the UK Government’s G-Cloud and Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) frameworks.
GDS minister, simon hart

Simon Hart brought in as GDS Minister

Simon Hart, MP for Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire, has been appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Implementation or the 'GDS Minister'.
data centre and cloud framework, cloud hosting

YPO launches data centre and cloud framework

YPO has announced the launch of its Data Centres, Maintenance Cloud Hosting and Security framework for the public sector.
electronic patient records, NHSX

NHS launches accredited suppliers for electronic patient records

NHSX and NHS England have published a list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions, to give purchasers more confidence in their route to digital transformation.

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