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Extra funding will not prevent social care cuts

Damaging cuts to UK social care will continue this year despite the government investing an extra £1 billion to halt the deterioration in services.

Corbyn to challenge public sector pay cap

The Labour Party will table an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for the one per cent public sector pay cap to end.

Council homes sold at triple rate of building

Council homes are being sold off almost three times faster than local authorities can replace them.

Senior politicians urge for lower voting age

A number of senior politicians have called for the voting age to be lowered to 16 after the surge in the youth vote at the General Election.

Fire safety assessment system ‘pointless’

Professor Arnold Dix has said that the current system to assess fire safety of high-rise buildings in the UK is ‘pointless’.

Second referendum for Scottish independence postponed

Nicola Sturgeon has postponed the second referendum to secure Scottish independence after the SNP's election setback.

Prefunding arrangement solution to social care crisis

Even with the rising costs of social care, prefunding is expected to be 18 per cent cheaper than pay-as-you-go, a new study shows.

May launches ‘major national investigation’ after 95 buildings fail high-rise cladding tests

Samples of external cladding from 95 buildings in 32 areas of England have failed fire-proofing tests, pushing May to investigate.

 GB Features

LEDs: Longer lasting and more efficient

Brendan Keely reflects upon the efficiency savings that LEDs provide and the growing versatility of the technology

Re-evaluating recycling rates and resource policy

Following the recent General Election, Lee Marshall considers what the future waste and resource policy in the UK may look like

Making changes for the better

Rachel Pinto examines what employers can do to improve the mental health and well-being of their staff, especially during times of change.

Water management in the face of droughts

As the threat of drought rises in the UK, Claire Hoolohan considers how we might change the way society uses water

Smart Cities, Big Data and the Built Environment

Tim Dixon looks at how the smart city agenda offers exciting benefits and opportunities for local authorities

GB Top 10 - Children’s services

Government Business analyses the state of children services by focusing on the top 10 performing local authorities for their child care offering

he commercialism agenda through the eyes of a risk manager

Alarm's Jane O’Leary discusses the opportunities and challenges of new local authority service delivery models

All the ingredients for affordable conferencing

The Liverpool Convention Bureau look at how the public sector could benefit from holding their events in the Liverpool region

 Events

20/09/2017 to 21/09/2017

The Emergency Services Show has developed over the past decade to offer emergency workers a great place to network and learn.

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 Emergency Services Show has developed over the past decade to offer emergency workers a great place to network and learn.

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.