Public Sector

Theresa May plans anti-extremism drive if Tories win election

Prime minister is expected to revive ideas set out when she was home secretary in wake of Manchester attack<p>Theresa May is expected to launch a major offensive to “drive extremism out” of the public sector and civil society in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack if the Conservatives win the …

Extremism

How the public sector can remain agile beyond times of crisis

Public-sector organizations have shown they can be nimble in a crisis. Focusing on agility could help them keep pace with changing needs during …

S&P 500

U.S. Public Pensions System: Insolvent To The Core

A truly worrying view of the U.S. public sector pension deficits has been revealed in a new study by Joshua D. Raugh of Hoover Institution. Titled</i> …

United States

New figures show just how much the UK relies on London taxpayers

LONDON — London and the South East, broadly speaking the UK's most affluent regions, provide significant subsidies to the rest of the UK, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics.<p>The regions bring in proportionately much higher tax revenues than they cost the …

Business

President Trump's Disastrous Budget Plan

Several months ago, I graded President Trump’s economics (Scoring President Trump’s Economics). The standard I used was the extent to which various policies drained or refilled the swamp, with the assumption that the former represented acts that helped the middle class (or aspirants thereto). I …

News (U.S.)

FX Focus: Pound falls as budget deficit spells bad news for UK finances

Sterling falls against dollar and euro as public sector borrowing widens more than expected.<p>The pound was on the back foot on Tuesday (23 May), …

Budget Deficit

Opportunities Abound for Public Sector to Improve Citizen Experience Via Big Data

<b>Posted by Siddharth Kulkarni, data science analyst, Digital Insights, Digital Economy Project at Adobe, and Luiz Maykot, data science analyst for</b> …

Big Data

Rising NPAs To Keep Banks Under Stress In Next Quarter

Three years into the National Democratic Alliance government’s rule and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that banks are on the verge of a crisis …

NDA

Government borrowing at three-year April high

<b>Government borrowing was at its highest April level for three years, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).</b><p>Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, was £10.4bn last month, up by £1.2bn from April 2016.<p>The ONS also adjusted the shortfall …

UK News

SAP has designs on new government business

Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's performance of its core missions with spending at all levels.In a …

Steve Ballmer

Brussels asks Cyprus to address inefficiencies in public sector

By Stelios Orphanides<p>The European Commission said that Cyprus should continue its course towards fiscal consolidation and address inefficiencies in …

Greece

Cisco Flags A Major Downturn And Drops Like A Stone

Cisco plummets upon Q3 earnings announcement containing poor guidance for Q4.<p>The sixth consecutive quarterly decline in revenue prompts a 10.2% drop …

Stocks

Private sector defence role still untested

The new defence acquisitions policy cleared by the defence ministry on Saturday, with Cabinet approval expected to follow shortly, lays the ground …

Narendra Modi

Flash - Amnesty lambasts 'arbitrary dismissals' in Turkey purges - France 24

ANKARA (AFP) -<p>Amnesty International on Monday accused Turkey of implementing "arbitrary dismissals" of public sector workers in a series of purges since last year's failed coup.<p>Over 100,000 people from the public sector including members of the judiciary and armed forces have been dismissed since …

Turkey

Opinion: Years of cuts to public services in B.C. comes at societal cost

While we await the final outcome of the B.C. provincial election, it’s worth reflecting on a campaign in which there was a flurry of spending …

Social Justice

Tory manifesto praise for public servants will fade

Conservatives saying the state is super? Public managers should remember this moment when the real cuts bite<p>After years of drought, the words fall like precious drops of water. No mention of public servants putting “scars on his back”, as Tony Blair put it, or “enemies of enterprise” (David …

Brexit

Labor could win election if we voted today: poll

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk could win the next state election by a very narrow margin if it was held today, new polling has revealed.<p>A ReachTEL …

Elections

On Tory manifesto day, here are some extra ideas to help businesses

The upcoming General Election is an important opportunity for Britain’s next government to adopt a clean-slate approach: to step back, review …

Business (UK)

Reality Check: Who would be hit by Labour's higher taxes?

<b>Under a Labour government the highest earners would be hit by higher taxes.</b><p>It plans to make anyone earning more than £80,000 a year pay the top rate of tax, know as the additional rate, which is 45p.<p>It is estimated that would drag another 1.2 million people into the higher tax bracket.<p>Currently, …

Retirement

Going backwards: Canberra's great public wage service slump

Wages for tens of thousands of Canberra workers have fallen dramatically short of the cost-of-living increases in the past 12 months, new Bureau of …

Standard Of Living

Are public sector organisations more at risk from cyber-attacks on old computers?

Hospitals across Britain were crippled by the recent ransomware cyber-attack, making the country’s National Health Service one of the most …

Cybersecurity

Here comes Australia's wage price index...

Source: Shutterstock<p>Australia’s March quarter wage price index is about to be released.<p>Economists expect wages to have grown by 0.5%, leaving the …

Western Australia

Public Sector Innovation Summit 2017

Innovation is the driving force within Silicon Valley and for companies such as VMware. Our approach today is guided by what we will be doing …

Innovation

Alberta teachers vote in favour of 2-year contract; now up to boards to ratify

'Teachers have had their say and now we have an agreement that is acceptable to teachers'<p>Alberta teachers have ratified a two-year agreement with no …

Unions

Emergency meeting in Scotland tackles computer attack

<b>An emergency meeting will be held later to discuss how Scotland can be protected from cyber-attack.</b><p>Scottish ministers have convened an extraordinary meeting of the National Cyber Resilience leaders' board.<p>The move followed the ransomware attack on NHS computer systems. Police Scotland are working …

Cybersecurity

Let's Adopt Public Service Ethos-Based Public Procurement And Contracting

The General Election discussion on the role of businesses in the delivery of public services should be welcomed by those committed to public service.<p>Labour has announced that it would want to cap the pay of senior executives of companies that contract with the Government - and one assumes the wider …

Procurement

Cloud security faces the public sector test - a Q/A with Doug VanDyke of AWS

Few things bug me as much as an interview opportunity missed. I covered the Infor Federal Forum event from several angles, but I wasn’t able to sit …

Cybersecurity

Public-private partnership lessons from China

in Business<p>Public-private partnerships (PPP) contracts like any other procurement contracts have their own dynamics. They borrow from the same …

Private Sector

Government Sets New Guidelines For Private Sector Candidates Applying To PSUs

The Public Sector Enterprises Board has revised the criteria for private sector candidates applying for jobs at public sector undertakings (PSUs) …

Employment

WA unions up in arms over wages overhaul

Unions are accusing Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan of punishing the public sector by slashing pay rises, despite previously promising to …

Mark McGowan