APSE recognises that many local government regulations and functions, whilst set within a UK legislative framework, are also governed by European Union regulations. Whilst many may continue unchanged in the short term, and during the exit negotiations with the EU, local government must be fairly represented within a national public service context.
James Gilbert, Communications, Consultation and Tourism Manager, talks about how the team at East Lindsey District Council managed to respectfully dispose of the three whales that beached at Skegness.
We look at the work of Outreach Solutions, a social enterprise that has used an intensive outreach programme to boost the take up of free childcare places in Liverpool.
APSE Solutions Senior Consultant Karen Dyson talks about her latest project, in which APSE works alongside Councils to consider – and potentially redefine – the role of local authorities in the funeral business.
APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien talks about what it means for the organisation to gain its Silver Investors in People (IIP) award, and why he doesn’t intend to stop until APSE reach the top.
Kettering Borough Council’s Dela Moreland talks about how they run their waste and recycling services, which won them the prestigious title of Refuse Best Performer at the 2015 APSE Performance Networks Awards.
Dr William Bird, GP and founder of Intelligent Health, talks to APSE about the excellent Beat the Street game that's taking towns and cities in the UK by storm.
A report on housing need in the UK by APSE and the TCPA calls for urgent Government action to deliver the homes needed in the UK.
In a unique communications partnership, the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme which will explore the future of frontline local government services and examine the role that local authorities play in building sustainable communities.
By 2020, the combined current and capital spending by UK local government will be lower than at any time since before 1948, finds new research from APSE and NPI. ‘Sustainable local government finance and liveable local areas: Can we survive to 2020?’ reveals that many of the things which local authorities in the UK have taken for granted for decades will be gone by 2020.