AUTOMATE PUBLIC SECTOR AND CUT HALF A MILLION JOBS SAYS THINK TANK

Headlines: 7 February, 2017

Half a million jobs could be cut in the public sector with a full scale automation programme argues the Reform think tank in a new report. The report calls for a thorough overhaul across the public sector to explore where artificial intelligence, chatbots and drones could be used to reduce demands for people. The report […]



EXTENSION OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT DRIVING UP DEBT

Headlines: 16 January, 2017

Research published today by the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) and the Association for Retained Council Housing (ARCH) charts the impact of Universal Credit on the rent arrears of households living in council owned homes. More than two years into the programme to transform the payment of six major benefits the new arrangements continue to […]

Feature: 10 February, 2017

Achieving the vision of health and social care integration calls for a shift in culture and a new way of working, suggests Mark Raeburn, who examines the thoughts of seven directors of adult social services on the topic. The debate about how best to bring together health and social services has been a feature of […]

Abstract: 21 December, 2016

A Select Parliamentary Committee has challenged the effectiveness of the Troubled Families programme and criticised the Communities Department for its handling of the evaluation report. The programme, launched in 2012, aimed to improve the way public services responded to need by focusing on the family as a unit and through overcoming the siloed organisational structure […]


Review: 5 October, 2016

The author, Chris Lewis, explains how to reclaim your creativity in a hyper-connected work culture. He explores how, despite being busier and more connected than ever at work, creativity is becoming more elusive and proposes innovative solutions to help you reclaim the creative process and generate better ideas. Our lives are getting faster and faster. […]

Review: 3 October, 2016

This book by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner offers a framework to help individuals at all levels, functions and backgrounds, to take charge of their own leadership development. The authors argue that the best leaders are the best learners. Leadership is a set of abilities and like any other skill set it can […]

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