Report highlights council use of solar energy

The Solar Trade Association has highlighted the success of local authorities in using solar to save money and provide stable sources of revenue.

Councils urged to take zero tolerance policy on fly tipping

GMB London has urged local authorities to take a policy of zero tolerance with action against fly tipping, which is costing millions to clear.

Lancashire council to train locals in lifesaving CPR

Lancashire CC has teamed up with BBC Radio Lancashire and North West Ambulance Service to train 2,500 local people in CPR and defibrillator use.

‘Clear power imbalance' in private rented sector

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has said that vulnerable tenants need greater legal protections from retaliatory evictions.

Tougher security sought for summer events

New research has shown that 57 per cent of British residents want to see tougher public security put in place ahead of major outdoor summer events.

£200 million for road repairs in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council has announced an investment of £200 million for road repairs to help tackle the ‘deteriorating quality’ of its highways.

Local transport key to economic growth in north

The RTPI has urged Transport for the North to work closely with councils to ensure transport investment supports urban regeneration and sustainable patterns of growth.

Pothole related call-outs highest in over decade

The RAC has reported that breakdowns caused by potholes in the first quarter of 2018 were the third highest recorded since 2006.

Majority want long-term social care funding inclusion

85 per cent of health leaders believe that the long-term funding settlement recently announced by the Prime Minister should include both the NHS and social care.

Lancashire plans reduction to community transport budget

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet is consulting on proposals to reduce it's community transport budget to meet a £144 million funding gap.

London council fined for data breach

The ICO has fined the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea £120,000 for a data breach.

Young people face prospect of never owning home

Policy makers should radically reform the private rental sector as a generation of young people face the prospect of never owning their own home.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.