Public services

Councils fighting to keep on top of rights of way maintenance

10/06/2021

Councils fight to keep on top of the maintenance needs of rights of way alongside a backdrop of increased public expectations, place directors have said.

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.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Compliance Analyst

Essex County Council
£29772 - £35027 per annum
Compliance AnalystPermanent, Full TimeUp to £35,027 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Senior Database Administrator

Essex County Council
£42000 - £49422 per annum
Senior Database AdministratorPermanent, Full TimeUp to £49,422 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Head of Air Quality Measurement

Imperial College London
£58,528 – £67,004
The Environmental Research Group (ERG), part of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. Imperial College London, White City Campus, London W12 0BZ
Recuriter: Imperial College London

Childcare Lawyer

Brent Council
£43,860 - £49,827 p.a. inc.
We are looking for flexible individuals with good knowledge and experience in the   area of Children’s Social Care. Brent, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Cycle Training and Project Coordinator

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£33.324 - £35.751
We need a passionate person to manage the Royal Borough’s cycle training programme and develop new cycle training projects. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue