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HMRC has announced it is introducing a new technology to its services that will recognise a customer’s voice when they call and reduce call times.

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced that councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District councils have submitted proposals to abolish the county’s five councils and create two unitary authorities.

New research from the Liberal Democrats has found that over 105,000 people have been on social housing waiting lists for five years.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed the start of a ‘phased return’ of powers to Tower Hamlets Council.

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will not remain within the European single market, explains that remaining in it would mean ‘not leaving the EU at all’.

More than 200 authorities have opted to join the Local Government Association’s (LGA’s) Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA), set up to manage council auditing contracts.

Flintshire Council has voted to buy back a collection of former council houses, in report which confirmed the move was necessary to plug a growing gap in affordable homes.

 GB Features

Striving for sustainability in Scotland’s capital

Councillor Lesley Hinds, of City of Edinburgh Council, discusses current energy saving measures in place in Edinburgh

A county council perspective for 2017

Cllr Philip Atkins outlines his hopes for the new year, including fairer funding for county authorities, the LGFS and social care

Planning for Growth – the sum of the parts

Design Council Cabe’s David Waterhouse discusses the various initiatives that will continue to be at the forefront of local and national politics in 2017

BS 8484 – Raising the standard of lone worker security

Craig Swallow, chairman of the BSIA’s Lone Worker section, discusses the place of lone worker security in today’s world

Enforcement of the Fire Safety Order

The Fire Industry Association explain another of the 14 sections of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - enforcement

Building owners should aim for health and happiness

Strategic maintenance of buildings delivers valuable resource efficiencies; but the human benefits are even more significant, says Wayne Terry, at the BESA

In the business of saving lives

John Cavanagh, of St John Ambulance, discusses the importance of first aid training to the public sector workplace

Why we urgently need to fight for clean air

Harriet Edwards, policy and public affairs officer for the British Lung Foundation, explains why air pollution impacts on all our health

 Events

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.

21/03/2017 to 23/03/2017

The Health & Safety Event provides the perfect networking and educational opportunity to anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace, anywhere in the UK.

07/03/2017 to 09/03/2017

Ecobuild is the UK's largest and number one event for specifiers across the built environment.

Event Diary

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.

The Health & Safety Event provides the perfect networking and educational opportunity to anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace, anywhere in the UK.

Ecobuild is the UK's largest and number one event for specifiers across the built environment. No other UK event attracts 33,319 high calibre, senior level decision makers and influencers from architects and developers to local government and major infrastructure clients.