"The public sector" - this is a term that generally refers to areas of work where the employer is either directly, or a little indirectly, the government. Typically it exists in three forms - central government departments, local authority services, and and organisations like schools and the National Health Service that are funded by the government.
Today's Times has several pages devoted to "The Public Sector".
Intriguing to see that these pages include a feature about the ordination of women bishops in the Church of England headlined: Are women bishops a good idea?
Is being the "established Church" really the same as being part of the "Public Sector"?