Front line digital knowledge ‘inadequate’

A new report has found that four in ten HR leaders rate digital knowledge of front line staff as ‘inadequate’.

Government approach to sustainable drainage ‘sub-standard’, committee says

The Environment Food, and Rural Affairs Committee has criticised the government’s ‘sub-standard’ approach to sustainable drainage (SuDs), claiming it failed to protect communities from flood risk.

Liverpool Council launches efficient energy provider

Liverpool City Council has announced the creation of a new not-for-profit energy company aimed at tackling fuel poverty in the city.

Khan launches database to name criminal landlords

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new online data base to name and shame criminal landlords and letting agents who exploit their tenants.

Failings at Aberdeen Council after unapproved cycle path repairs

Aberdeen City Council has admitted to a ‘serious failing’ after it was revealed that repairs worth £200,000 were ordered to a cycle path without proper approval.

Powys Council considers wind farm proposal

Powys Council is considering plans to build a wind farm at known beauty spot, prompting campaigners to warn the move could deter tourists visiting the region.

LWARB launches Advance London support scheme

LWARB has launched Advance London to help London’s SMEs adopt ‘circular economy’ business models.

New mayors should adopt digital first mindset

techUK has said that newly elected mayors should put digital at the heart of their plans to deliver the best on digital devolution.

£6.4 billion of infrastructure projects for Scotland

Infrastructure projects worth almost £6.4 billion will be under construction throughout Scotland in 2017.

Sexism is ‘commonplace’ in local government

A new report by the Fawcett Society has revealed that sexism is commonplace in local government.

Free schools policy questioned in report

The Public Accounts Committee has revealed that efforts to meet targets for new free schools does not represent the best use of limited funds.

HIV progress stunted by complex health system, report shows

A new report from The King’s Fund has outlined that the complexity of the health system in England, including the need for councils to better integrate with health services, is holding back progress in meeting the needs of people with HIV.

Edinburgh CC new depot to improve waste service

Edinburgh City Council has announced the operation of a new, £9 million waste depot which will help to deliver a more resilient service for the city.

Government mustn’t ignore neighbourhood services investment, APSE urges

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has published a report suggesting budgets for neighbourhood services are in a parlous state.

Portsmouth CC approves homeless bus scheme

Portsmouth City Council has pledged its support the Rucksack Project, a plan to turn a double-decker bus into a homeless shelter.

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Event Diary

The first FLOODEX was a huge success with many exhibitors already committed to exhibiting again in 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.