Latest News

£29m council funding for vulnerable children

Sajid Javid has announced that councils will receive an additional £29 million to boost their support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Essex announces £300m budget spending plan

Essex County Council’s budget proposals for 2018/19 include investment in the region’s roads, schools and homes.

Shared services proposal gets green light in Northumberland

Plans for Newcastle City Council and Northumberland County Council to merge their transactional services have taken a major step forward.

Lowest-income households facing debt

New research has revealed that a third of the lowest-income households in Britain have loans and credit card debts that outstrip the assets they hold.

Management of rivers could go to communities

The Environment Agency has launched a consultation on proposals to transfer ‘flood risk management activities’ of watercourses to local groups.

London’s air quality ‘best in 10 years’

London’s January air quality is within legal limits for the first time in 10 years, City Hall has said.

New steps to tackle illegal waste announced

New steps have been announced to tackle the problem of waste crime are to be granted, and further action opened for consultation in a crack-down on illegal sites.

Tax-Free Childcare for children under nine

HM Revenue and Customs has opened Tax-Free Childcare to parents whose youngest child is under nine.

 GB Features

Driving towards a greener fleet future

Dundee has been described as ‘leading the way’ with its electrical vehicle infrastructure making it one of the most EV-friendly places in the UK. Rebecca Wallace explains why

Improving people’s experiences of social care

Alice Maynard, chair of NICE's guideline committee, discusses new social care guidance and how to provide a positive care experience

The top read GB articles of 2017

The future of local government is unclear, with 2018 beginning amid the same financial uncertainty. GB takes a look back at our top read features from last year

Fighting back against fraud

In an age of cyber crime, ransomware and identity theft, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is taking the lead in tackling fraud, financial crime and money laundering

Improving the life chances of Essex’s young people

Essex County Council is creating a single record of a child from birth to adulthood. Emma Toublic discusses the initiative's positive impact

Putting people at the heart of local government digital reform

Digital must be the enabler, not the driver, of reform. Eddie Copeland, director of Government Innovation at Nesta, explains why real innovation starts with people

Streamlining procurement to ensure success

The procurement process can be complicated and time-consuming. David Willett looks at streamlining the lengthy, daunting public sector procurement process

Putting physical activity at the heart of local communities

The Sport and Recreation Alliance examines the current state of sport and physical activity in England and outlines how the sector is responding to a rapidly changing landscape

 Events

23/01/2018 to 25/01/2018

London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

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

London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 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.

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