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£100m scheme for child sexual abuse survivors

Lambeth Council is launching a scheme, costing £100 million, to support survivors of historic sexual, physical and psychological abuse.

£18 million to tackle traffic congestion in Bedford

Bedford Borough Council has announced an £18 million investment to tackle traffic congestion across its town centre.

Wales witnesses growth in renewables production

Wales’ ambitious targets for clean energy are on track, as electricity consumption from renewables increased from 32 per cent to 43 per cent last year.

Leicestershire ranked top council for productivity

Leicestershire County Council has been ranked the number one council for productivity in a national league table, produced by consultants iMPOWER.

National Transfer Scheme to be expanded

A scheme ensuring that the care responsibilities of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is shared by local authorities is to be extended.

Proposals for community libraries and centres agreed in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council will transfer ownership of five buildings to local groups, seeing two independent community-run libraries established.

Aberdeen may pursue school holiday meals initiative

A project which provides free meals for children during school holidays could be expanded by Aberdeen City Council after a successful pilot scheme.

Progress towards a ‘flood-ready Yorkshire’

Council leaders from across Yorkshire are meeting to consider the future effects of climatic change and work together for a ‘flood-ready Yorkshire’

 GB Features

Accessing the potential within local transport

Transport and travel choices have a huge impact on some of the most significant challenges facing government, says the Campaign for Better Transport

Where next for local government transformation?

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techUK's Georgina Maratheftis looks at how councils are embracing digital devolution to deliver more efficient services

Summary of Budget 2017

Philip Hammond has delivered his second Budget as Chancellor. Government Business provides a summary of the key points of his speech.

Flying the flag for cleaner fleets

GB details the top 10 local authorities who are making great strides to lower their carbon footprint by slim-lining and greening their fleets

Employers must harvest data from vehicles

On board telematics can play a significant role in keeping driving costs in check, says Geoffrey Bray, chairman of the FIAG

Protecting the public this Christmas

Iain Moran looks at the importance of keeping the public safe during the festive period amidst times of heightened security

Changing the perception of parking

The British Parking Association looks at the local examples of where parking initiatives are delivering a service that is exceeding customer needs

Government remains firm on SME spend target

Emma Jones, SME Crown Representative, outlines the work underway to ensure government spend with SMEs keeps rising

 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.