What can local gov expect from 2018?

Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive at the Local Government Information Unit, looks at the likely trends for local government in the new year

Health and safety: good for business

Dr Karen McDonnell looks at the lessons of June’s Grenfell Tower fire and the importance of sharing information in health and safety communications

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

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

GDPR - Key points for local and central government

Julie Nixon and Melanie Schwindt discuss GDPR and offer key recommendations to ensure UK companies are prepared come May next year

Funding, county economics and the need for resources

Cllr Philip Atkins explains why the upcoming Budget is an opportunity to empower counties to boost economic growth

A new approach to litter and flytipping

Iain Gulland reflects upon the importance of the Litter Prevention Action Plan and how council action can make a difference for the environment

Tackling the Greater South East’s housing crisis

Anthony Breach explains why policy makers need to be braver in addressing the current housing crisis and build on the green belt

Natural flood management in the Stroud Valleys

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Chris Uttley discusses the Stroud Valleys Rural Sustainable Drainage Partnership Project

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