Nottingham scheme to reduce the energy demand in buildings

Nottingham City Council is taking part in a new project looking at how people and technology can work better together to reduce energy demand within buildings.

Local government post Brexit right agreed

A process will be established to consult local government on matters previously consulted on through the EU Committee of the Regions.

nextbike chosen to run West Midlands bike-share

Transport for West Midlands, part of the WMCA, has chosen nextbike to run the UK’s largest docked bike-share scheme outside London.

‘Outdated and regressive’ council tax should be ditched

The government should consider scrapping the current ‘regressive’ council tax system in favour of a fairer system.

Increase devolution to support Brexit stability

Andy Burnham has called for increased devolution to English regions to maintain stability and growth across the country during the Brexit process.

Less than half of councils provide good online waste service

Only 46 per cent of district councils are providing a good or very good service for people seeking information about garden waste services.

10 per cent of local road network in poor condition

Under-funded local authorities report that more than 24,400 miles of road are identified as needing essential maintenance in the next year.

£23 million fund for neighbourhood planning

The government has announced that more English communities will have free access to guidance to help make their neighbourhood vision a reality.

Minister denies council cuts and homelessness link

The government’s new Homelessness Minister has told the Guardian that council cuts are not to blames for the increase in rough sleepers.

EV charging points to quadruple in London next year

London Councils has revealed that London boroughs are set to deliver over 2,600 charging points across the capital in the next financial year.

Greater Manchester named UK’s first age-friendly city region

The World Health Organization has recognised Greater Manchester as the UK’s first age-friendly city region as it launches an age-friendly strategy.

Elderly falls set to cause 1,000 admissions a day

The LGA has warned that the number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling is set to rise to nearly 1,000 a day by the end of the decade.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.