Public services

Welsh ministers call for ‘end of austerity’

30/08/2019

Local government leaders across Wales have joined with ministers to call for an end to austerity.

Local government workers deserve thanks

21/06/2019

Civil service workers are under-appreciated and it’s time to change that, says Heather Glanville of Boundless, the membership club for public sector workers.

Holyrood passes £42.5bn budget but warns of Brexit recession

22/02/2019

Holyrood has approved the 2019-20 budget which will see billions invested into public services — but warned Brexit could push Scotland into recession.

End ‘unnecessary’ homelessness catch-22, watchdog says

18/12/2018

A watchdog has called for an end to the ‘unnecessary catch-22’ where homeless people are unable to access public services because they have no postal address.

Code of conduct for private companies ‘urgently’ required, union says

08/02/2018

The Government needs to establish a new code of conduct for the delivery of public services by private companies, says public service union.

Whitehall announces nearly £2m for public service mutuals

12/01/2018

The Government has released £1.7m in funding in order to help organisations ‘become or grow’ as public service mutuals.

Innovative, inspiring and effective

19/12/2017

Laura Sharman attended a special event at Nottingham Castle to celebrate the winners of the first ever Local Public Ownership Awards.

Commission launched to study Brexit impact on public services

24/08/2017

A new commission has been launched tasked with exploring the risks and opportunities of Brexit for public services.

Public sector workers work £11bn of unpaid overtime a year, union says

24/07/2017

Two million public sector workers regularly work unpaid overtime, union says in response to chancellor’s suggestion public sector workers are ‘overpaid’.

Key policies to make Brexit a success for public services

17/05/2017

Brexit should be an opportunity to devolve power to the regions and promote local growth, commission says.

Majority of Leavers and Remainers support council-run services

15/05/2017

The majority of Leavers and Remainers would prefer to see more in-house services run by councils, new polling reveals.

Cuts are 'dismantling' neighbourhood services, warns report

25/04/2017

Spending on local services such as bin collections, parks, roads and libraries has fallen by £3.1bn between 2010/11 and 2015/16, new research has revealed.

Report: Further failure inevitable

26/07/2016

The Government’s ‘superficial’ means of tackling failure in public services is not the solution, a new report has claimed.

New e-book ‘tribute’ to dedication of public sector workers

15/07/2016

An new online publication aims to show the best of what people in local government do in their everyday work.

London borough signs new civil enforcement contract

21/03/2016

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has extended its parking and civil enforcement contract with NSL in a deal worth £65m.

Report: Millions of complaints about poor public services go unreported

26/02/2016

Around 15 million people who experienced poor public services in the last two years did not register an official complaint, a study has found.

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