Merged planning team for district councils

Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire District Council are close to agreeing plans for a shared planning service.

Quarter of seats haven’t changed hands since WWII

New analysis has revealed that one in four seats have been held by the same party since the Second World War.

Fire resilience missing off of threat agenda

The Business Sprinkler Alliance is urging the next government to build the case for fire resilience.

Potential impact of pest control services cuts

The British Pest Control Association is urging local authorities to ensure adequate funds are allocated to the vital pest control facility.

Falling prices lead to record boost for renewables

Lower prices for solar and wind power have contributed to new renewable energy deals across the world.

Tough measures for Tower Hamlets polling stations

Every polling station in Tower Hamlets will have police presence in an attempt to tackle electoral fraud and voter intimidation.

Human rights laws could change for terror fight

Theresa May has said she will change human rights laws if she feels that they ‘get in the way’ of tackling terror suspects.

Khan warns of 'unsustainable' police cuts

Sadiq Khan has warned that future cuts to the Metropolitan Police are ‘unsustainable’ and could make it harder to foil terror attacks.

Poor IT habits putting one in 10 SMEs at risk

10 per cent of small business owners show a significant lapse in data security and ignore basic data protection rules.

Diesel market falls over pollution fears

Rising fears over air pollution in the UK has contributed to a decline in the number of new diesel cars registered in May.

Average UK rents falls

New data has shown that the average UK rent has fallen for the first time in over seven years, mirroring a similar fall in the housing market.

Councils recognised for their website usability

36 local authorities have been identified by Socitm’s Better Connected research programme as having the UK’s top council websites.

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Event Diary

Corby Ganesh, Portfolio Director at GovNet, discusses how this year’s show in Manchester Central is the ideal space for procurement professionals to network, meet suppliers and learn what’s new in the industry.

Supplier Profiles

Schneider Electric

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Tiger Turf

Founded in 2000, the UK division of TigerTurf designs and manufactures artificial turf for sport