Increased pensions protections for local gov workers

The government has proposede that public sector workers will receive increased pensions protections in the event their job is outsourced.

£1.6m to help tackle bus pollution in York

City of York Council is expected to invest £1.6 million in a new Clean Air Zone to improve exhaust emissions from local bus services.

Children’s social care rated Outstanding in Essex

Ofsted inspectors have judged Essex County Council’s children's social care services to be of the highest quality.

Shared executive roles across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Proposals to improve financial efficiency for the taxpayer across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been agreed by both the county and city councils.

Staff restructure at centre of Bathnes council plans

Bath & North East Somerset Council has outlined how it plans to meet the financial and social challenges it is currently facing.

Local government managing taxpayer money poorly

The number of local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is increasing.

Support voiced for a tourist tax in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Council has revealed strong support for the introduction of a Transient Visitor Levy in the Scottish capital.

Social houses for former service personnel with PTSD

James Brokenshire has announced that former service personnel suffering from PTSD or other mental illnesses will be prioritised for social housing.

SEN children waiting too long for EHC plan

Thousands of children in England with special educational needs are waiting too long for an education, health and care plan.

Council parking operations surplus rises by £165m

The annual surplus produced from council parking operations has risen by £165 million over the past five years, despite cuts in road improvements.

Public funerals cost councils nearly £5.4 million

UK councils spent nearly £5.4 million on public health funerals in the 12 months up to April 2018.

88 per cent of councils overspend on children’s services

133 out of 152 councils responsible for children’s services overspent in 2017-18, collectively overspending by an estimated £807 million.

Third of councils at risk of financial failure

A third of all councils in England are at risk of financial failure in the next ten years, with one in five set to be at risk of financial failure by 2021.

Burnham outlines plans for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s leaders have outlined radical plans to ensure the city-region can thrive at a time of national uncertainty.

Millions of social homes needed to solve ‘housing crisis’

Three million new social homes must be built in England over 20 years to solve the ‘housing crisis’.


Event Diary

Flexible format allows event planners to be inspired, be informed and network at their own pace

You are invited to this unique annual exhibition that brings together all the disciplines from the emergency services sector who are involved in prevention, response and recovery.