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Abolishing 201 local councils will benefit economy, thinktank says

Abolishing 201 local councils in England and giving the rest London-style powers could benefit the economy by £31 billion over five years.

More charging points for electric vehicles

Lancashire County Council has awarded a contract to Chargemaster to install 150 charging points for people who own electric vehicles.

New infrastructure can bring billions to national economy

A new deal between Whitehall and local leaders could add hundreds of billions of pounds to the national economy each year, Lord Adonis has said.

Future development plan approved

A plan mapping out the policies and principles for future development across Bristol has been endorsed by city councillors.

Homelessness centre gets green light

Manchester City Council has granted permission to transform a former residential care home in Chorlton into a homelessness prevention centre.

City centre to get transformation

Newcastle City Council has announced plans to transform the city centre into a world-renowned shopping and leisure destination.

Government proposes to reform care and support

The First Secretary of State has announced that the government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018.

Number of new homes in England rises by 15 per cent

The number of new homes in England has risen by 15 per cent over the past year, new figures have revealed.

 GB Features

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

Considering the retrofitting of sprinklers in high-rise stock

The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association looks at the accredited bodies that operate certification schemes for sprinkler installations

Becoming a ULEV-friendly city

Sally Longford explains how Nottingham City Council is exploring a transport agenda to improve air quality in the region

Whitechapel fatburg after vacuumation hose

On behalf of the Water Jetting Association, Richard Leigh looks at the use of water jetting systems in cleaning and maintaining water works

 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.