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Digital transformation helps councils collect council tax

A digital transformation programme for two councils has helped result in millions of pounds in council tax being recouped.

Councils seek health precept to meet care demands

The government should allow district councils to introduce a new two per cent prevention precept on council tax to invest further in prevention services.

Cumbria on track for waste recycling targets

Latest performance figures have revealed that Cumbria County Council is on track to meet its waste recycling and composting targets.

Addiction budget cuts ‘failing the most vulnerable’

Jonathan Ashworth has warned that government plans to cut £43 million from addiction budgets is ‘failing the most vulnerable’ in society.

Councils should have closer relationship with HAs

Local authorities and housing associations need to have a closer relationship if the UK is to meet increasing housing needs.

Analysis highlights managerial gender pay gap

New research has found that females in managerial positions in the UK earn nearly £12,000 less on average than their male counterparts.

Welsh councils urge for an end to cuts

The Welsh Local Government Association and Wales Public Services 2025 have called for an end to the ‘relentless cuts to public services’.

Newcastle high rise samples pass fire tests

Newcastle City Council has announced that the building materials taken from high rise blocks in the region have passed fire safety tests.

 GB Features

Lighting up city streets with ‘Smart City’ technology

Several UK cities are looking to initiate smart projects and developments to improve the efficiency of local services, enhance sustainability and develop their competitiveness. Ian Tyrer and Chris Wilkinson explain why

Christmas trees - getting value for money

The BCTGA look at the supply of Christmas trees in the UK and the importance for authorities of sourcing them locally

Making the most of G-Cloud

Jake Madders, co-founder and director of Hyve Managed Hosting, outlines some crib sheet questions to ask every cloud provider

Credit: Fraser Cameron Photography

Ruth Fisher discusses the Christmas infrastructure across Scotland’s capital city centre, looking at the successes of the event

brexit: An environmental opportunity?

Will Brexit affect the environment and how can the UK's metro mayors maintain sustainable programmes for their regions?

Smarter energy for a more efficient authority

September’s GB Top 10 investigates how local authorities across the UK are improving their energy efficiency

How can cities stop car being king?

Cutting down on the number of commuters using cars for short journeys will be key to easing congestion, says Adeline Bailly.

Natural flood management – taking it forward

Steve Maslen explains how natural flood management might effectively be applied to communities at risk of flooding

 Events

27/09/2017 to 28/09/2017

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

17/10/2017 to 18/10/2017

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.

Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.