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PM urged to fund a fair pay rise for council workers

UNISON has urged the Prime Minister to make funding available for council workers so that they can have the pay rise they deserve.

Important to have a say on all housing in local areas

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Daily contact testing expands to 2,000 sites

The government has expanded daily contact testing with 1,200 new sites across frontline sectors, helping to avoid disruption to crucial services.

£3.7 million to fund accommodation for abuse victims

The Respite Rooms Trial Programme will see 12 local areas share £3.7 million to fund accommodation and expert support for victims of abuse.

Water safety should start in the classroom, say councils

The LGA has said that all young people need to better understand the dangers of cold water shock and the risks posed by tides and currents.

MPs question whether councils are equipped to reach net zero

The Environmental Audit Committee is calling for written evidence submissions on a recently published report on local government and net zero.

WMCA first in the UK to be awarded RACE quality mark

The West Midlands Combined Authority has been named as the first organisation in the UK to qualify to use the RACE Equality Code quality mark.

PHE launches latest Better Health campaign

Public Health England has launched the latest Better Health campaign to encourage people to lose excess weight and get active this summer.

 GB Features

Decarbonising transport through planning

Harry Steele discusses measures to reduce travel demand and the role of place in achieving a reduction in surface transport emissions

Climate change: why is adaption key?

Charlie McNelly & Rob Franklin explain how local authorities can embark on their net zero journeys

Levelling up – bringing the buzzword to life

Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO, details the opportunity to bring public services closer together to better meet the needs of local areas

Innovation in public sector reward

The PPMA's Gordon McFarlane provides his reflections on how the public sector has innovated in the last 18 months

Powerful communities for a net zero future

James Goodman explores the importance of empowering communities to take action toward tackling the climate crisis and restoring nature

Local government and adopting a drone strategy

Government Business shares the views of Aleks Kowalski on using drones to save the public sector money and help it operate more efficiently

 Events

07/09/2021 to 09/09/2021

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

09/12/2021

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.