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How to Tackle Technical Debt

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

Most public sector organisations and their IT teams will be familiar with the challenge of balancing time between implementing new technologies against the need to keep existing systems running effectively. In some cases, organisations can do little more than focus on the

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Transformative £452m Borderlands deal to unlock area’s economic potential

A £452m deal to unlock the economic potential of the Borderlands area has been formally signed by the UK and Scottish governments and local authority partners.

Ministers of the two governments and representatives of the five councils of the Borderlands Partnership signed the transformative Inclusive Growth Deal at a virtual ceremony.

The deal will reach

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THE TWELVE NEW PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNANCE FOR PUBLIC BODY NEDS

Mark Florman, chairman and CEO of Time Partners

Some years ago, I did some work on the difference in the duties and responsibilities of directors of private companies and directors of public bodies. I noticed that I was one of very few people who had taken an active role in serving on both. Following

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Can a social value dividend help the public purse invest for a better future?

The new model for government procurement promises to help the nation ‘build back better’, but delivering on its full potential will require a shift in mindset from service buyers and procurement teams.

Whether it’s opting for a green energy tariff or making sure the fish we buy is from sustainable sources, consumers increasingly

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30M INVESTMENT TO PROVIDE CHANGING PLACES TOILETS

More than 250,000 disabled people in the country will benefit from greater access to life-enhancing Changing Places toilets, as the Government announces a new £30m fund to increase the number of facilities across England.

Announced today by Regional Growth Minister Luke Hall, the move follows changes to statutory guidance that came into effect from January

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Covid Safe Elections: Essex firm helping Local Authorities tick the right box

Essex based business, keep2m.co.uk, have been busy supplying sneeze screens, information sticker packs and mobile temperature measuring equipment to authorities across the UK with a syndication of London boroughs recently buying over 1500 sneeze guards for the election and then increasing their order for use by staff in their offices too.

Neil Levett, Director of

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Freeport East

Freeport East was one of eight new Freeports announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his budget speech.

Centred upon the Port of Felixstowe and Harwich International Port, both operated by Hutchison Ports (part of the CK Hutchison group) the partnership includes a strong public sector element including South East and New Anglia LEPs, Suffolk and

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BUDGET: Comments and reactions sent to GPSJ

NCB statement on Budget 2021

Anna Feuchtwang, Chief Executive of the National Children’s Bureau, said:

“The full effect of the pandemic on families’ finances will only be fully appreciated as the furlough scheme and other measures that protect jobs are wound up at the end of September. Yet this is the moment that the Chancellor

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90 local authorities and housing organisations turn to PayPoint for accessible financial support for struggling families

South Lanarkshire Council confirms ‘Cash Out’ delivers immediate and wider access to crucial funds vs vouchers

Increasing numbers of local authorities are utilising the instant cash solutions from PayPoint to financially help families quickly, as the effects of lockdown bring further suffering. Government free school meals and Winter Hardship Fund vouchers provided to

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GFT: Intelligently exploiting the cloud to power the UK’s public sector, the jewel in our crown

The services supplied by the UK’s public sector, particularly those provided by the world-renowned NHS, are considered by many to be the jewel in our crown. Never before has this commitment to service excellence been more evidenced than by the way our public servants have responded to the challenges presented by the global pandemic and

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