The top read GB articles of 2017

The future of local government is unclear, with 2018 beginning amid the same financial uncertainty. GB takes a look back at our top read features from last year

Fighting back against fraud

In an age of cyber crime, ransomware and identity theft, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is taking the lead in tackling fraud, financial crime and money laundering

Improving the life chances of Essex’s young people

Essex County Council is creating a single record of a child from birth to adulthood. Emma Toublic discusses the initiative's positive impact

Putting people at the heart of local government digital reform

Digital must be the enabler, not the driver, of reform. Eddie Copeland, director of Government Innovation at Nesta, explains why real innovation starts with people

Streamlining procurement to ensure success

The procurement process can be complicated and time-consuming. David Willett looks at streamlining the lengthy, daunting public sector procurement process

Putting physical activity at the heart of local communities

The Sport and Recreation Alliance examines the current state of sport and physical activity in England and outlines how the sector is responding to a rapidly changing landscape

Councils cannot afford to be cyber complacent

Businesses and organisations are at an increasing risk of cyber attacks and councils are among these potential targets, says the LGA

Supporting communities in the age of austerity

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, explains how the region is meeting increasing challenges with courage, optimism and innovation

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

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