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Core Cities leaders to meet with EU chief

Leaders representing Core Cities UK are to meet with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Half of council-helped children experience abuse

The LGA has warned that half of children who are assessed as ‘in need of extra help’ by councils have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.

Climate change to increase chance of flooding

As it launches its Flood Action Campaign, the Environment Agency has warned that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent.

£18m extra support for Worcestershire’s most vulnerable

Worcestershire County Council has agreed to invest more than £18 million extra into supporting the county's most vulnerable people.

Strategic planning reforms needed for county housing

The CCN is urging the Housing Secretary to strengthen reforms to the planning system in rural areas to help fight rising prices in English counties.

423,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built

New research by the LGA has revealed that more than 423,000 homes have been given planning permission but are still waiting to be built.

Rising car use hits Britain’s bus network

Britain's bus network has shrunk to levels last seen in the late 1980s, forcing some communities to start their own services.

Scottish council plans schools meals 365 days a year

North Lanarkshire Council is proposing to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ and provide school meals 365 days a year to children from low income families.

 GB Features

Going beyond organisational transformation

Having a network of collaborative leaders is essential to leading whole system change, write Oliver Excell and Tony Wood

UAS in government and public services

Dr Sue Wolfe provides us a review of government policy and explains how drones are being used to revolutionise some public services

Stepping up security for Chinese New Year

Gavin Hepburn, director at ATG Access, describes the importance of ensuring the public is kept safe during the UK’s Chinese New Year celebrations

The role of energy recovery in UK waste management after Brexit

Roy Hathaway, Europe Policy Advisor at the Environmental Services Association, considers the prospects for the UK waste-to-energy sector post-Brexit

Is the NCSC doing enough to protect us from today’s cyber threats?

In its annual review, the NCSC reported preventing a total of 79,567 attacks. But how successful has the organisation been? David Warburton discusses

Culture is the secret ingredient for digital transformation

Terry Storrar explains why cultural change is central to digital transformation projects in the public sector

More sustainable building practices

Russell Beattie looks at some of the ways in which the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry is contributing in the push towards energy efficiency

Acting together: Tackling risk in construction

Lesley Balkham explains how the Health & Safety Executive is working with industry to tackle risk in the construction sector

 Events

20/03/2018 to 22/03/2018

Flood & Coast has become the authoritative annual exhibition and conference for anyone involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management in the UK.

06/03/2018 to 08/03/2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

05/03/2018 to 08/03/2018

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.

Event Diary

Flood & Coast has become the authoritative annual exhibition and conference for anyone involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management in the UK.

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.