Winter floods expose lack of preparedness – FBU

Despite being the primary responders to flooding across the UK, firefighters have seen their numbers cut by almost 11,000 since the major floods of 2011 with the services they work having their budgets slashed by millions. Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, says the winter floods have yet again exposed the gaps…

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Children must remain top priority – Anne Longfield OBE

  Our children are living through unprecedented times – routines have been disrupted, new strains will be put on families. Many children will be anxious and confused. Protecting them from the inevitable social and financial consequences of the outbreak must remain a top priority argues Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England. It was reasonable and…

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Policy Researcher at NLGN, Luca Tiratelli, provides insight into the key recommendations of their recently published guide for local authorities looking to take inclusive growth theory and turn it into practice. The report, produced in partnership with Barrow Cadbury Trust, identified 16 separate policy levers that councils could pull to transform their local economies – taken…

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Bestoutcome (PM3) have been working with many government organisations to help digitise their PMO and project management functions. David Walton, Managing Director of Bestoutcome, describes the benefits of digitising project management. With increasing demands on services, from an ageing population, the UK government is embarking on a digital transformation strategy. Too many government services are…

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OPEX Corporation is a recognised global technology leader in document imaging, high-speed mailroom automation and warehouse automation. Craig Hartley, UK Business Development Manager explains how their solutions are assisting the NHS and wider public sector achieve digital transformation. In 2020, society recognises that the NHS has been faced with the biggest challenge in a generation.…

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Peter Richardson, Senior Marketing Manager at Fujitsu PFU discusses here the benefits for public sector organisations of digitally transforming by embracing paper-based processes. High-speed service Everyone demands speedy, personalised services available on a range of devices – the public sector is no exception. Part of the solution is to digitise documents and resources for rapid…

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