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One Public Estate

Supporting cross-public sector working – One Public Estate

In this joint feature from the Government Property Unit and the Local Government Association, we find out more about the delivery of The One Public Estate (OPE) programme that supports cross-public sector working The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is jointly delivered by the Cabinet Office Government Property Unit (GPU)...
service desk

How can a Service Desk improve Government?

Dave Aspindle, Head of Public Sector at Littlefish explains how getting the Service Desk right can dramatically improve the government’s efficiency. It goes without saying, that the IT function of any organisation is paramount to its success. For any government department to succeed then an excellent service needs to be...
clean air targets

Clean air targets could be met sooner than expected

A new study indicates that clean air targets for reducing NO2 emissions from vehicles could be achieved sooner than expected Government clean air targets underestimate how long it will take to reduce NO2 emissions, according to new data. The research, published in Nature Geoscience, says the initial figures from the University...
National Citizen Service

How local authorities can benefit from National Citizen Service

Government guidance launched to help local authorities benefit further from positive impacts of National Citizen Service, as detailed in this press release
flood scheme

£27 million flood scheme hopes to reduce property damage in Blackpool

A new £27 million flood scheme announced for Blackpool hopes to reduce the risk of flood damage for up to 4,800 coastal properties
leisure centre

How local councils can improve their community leisure centre

Cheryl Hersey from Action PR explains how local councils can make the most of their community leisure centre through investment and marketing
Investment in public parks

Government announces £500,000 investment in public parks

The Ministry of Parks and Green Spaces has announced a new action group dedicated to improving green spaces and investment in public parks

Austerity revolutionising customer service delivery in councils

John McMahon, Product Director at IEG4, an enabler of digital services in the public sector, discusses how austerity in local government is, by necessity, driving a revolution in customer service delivery

Sexual health services in England “at tipping point”

Visits to sexual health services in England have increased and services are at “tipping point”, according to local councils Despite the government saying more than £16bn was being invested in public health, local councils warn that funding has decreased. Since 2013, responsibility for public health in England has rested with local...

Councils to get extra funding to ease pressures from migration

Local councils are to get grants totalling £15 million as part of the Controlling Migration Fund (CMF) to help ease pressures on local services

Kensington and Chelsea Council must take action to restore faith

The new leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council has warned the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire would “take a generation” to trust the authority again

Devolution has seen mixed and inconclusive results

Local economies have seen a mixed outcome following the devolution of powers to English regions

Leisure beyond the leisure centre

Cheryl Hersey of Action PR highlights how the role of leisure centres are changing to become key community hubs which deliver a range of services

A springboard to the cloud: Putting a plan into action

Andrew Mellish, of Six Degrees Group Company Carrenza shares the challenges public sector organisations face when it comes to implementing cloud services
Right to Buy contributes to the lack of affordable homes

Right to Buy contributes to the lack of affordable homes

The Conservative’s Right to Buy policy has been blamed for the shortage of affordable housing, as councils spend millions replacing property
Community-led services gain government cash boost

Community-led services gain government cash boost

The Department for Communities and Local Government has revealed a multi-million pound cash boost for community-led services
Solar devices provide social housing with many benefits

Solar devices benefit social housing in Scotland

Improving energy efficiency in social housing can be achieved with solar devices. PassivSystems outlines how this technology can be utilised by councils
The transformation of local authority leisure facilities

The transformation of local authority leisure facilities

Over the past decade local authority leisure facilities have revolutionised how they operate. Here, Cheryl Hersey, of Action PR Ltd explains
Flood prevention in Oxfordshire receives £6.8m funding

Flood prevention in Oxfordshire receives £6.8m funding

Oxfordshire County Council revealed it has spent more than £6.8m funding on flood prevention over the past 10 years
Wales greenhouse gas emissions

New tool to project Wales’ greenhouse gas emissions up to 2050

Cardiff University and BRE are developing a tool to forecast Wales' greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years and inform policies to reduce them Together with BRE, the building science centre, academics from Cardiff University are developing an emissions forecasting tool on behalf of Welsh Government. It will be used...

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