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‘Levelling up’ dependent on prioritising local places

The government’s ‘levelling up’ ambitions can only be achieved through a new settlement, centred around the needs of local places.

£7.2 million investment in greening Birmingham’s streets

Mobile Household Recycling Centres will roll out on the streets of Birmingham as part of the council’s effort to achieve cleaner streets.

Mandatory vaccinations for care home staff in England

Coronavirus vaccinations are to become mandatory for care home staff under plans to be announced by ministers.

Care needs urgent reform, says PAC

The pandemic’s ‘devastating impact on the care sector’ has emphasised that ‘care is not properly funded, lacks transparency and urgently needs reform’.

Gove announces programme for government reform

Ministers and civil servants have announced an ambitious programme for government reform, to ensure the country builds back better from coronavirus.

Councils in tourist hotspots overwhelmed with litter

UNISON has warned that visitors locking to UK beauty spots are creating vast piles of litter that are putting enormous pressure on councils.

Restrictions remain as vaccination programme accelerated

Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown will be delayed by up to four weeks and the vaccination programme accelerated.

Ministers knew early years was underfunded

The rates paid to local authorities for the ‘free childcare’ offer are just two-thirds of what the government itself estimated would be needed.

 GB Features

Playgrounds essential in children’s recovery from lockdown

Mark Hardy looks at the importance of playgrounds in creating active environments for children as they return to a more familiar school/home balance

Public finance as a steward of inclusive green growth

A mix of regulation, economic incentives and engagement with the investment community are needed to facilitate a fairer future green economy, writes Jeffrey Matsu

How to improve cyber security in local government

Many of the most significant cyber security challenges are surmountable with a layered security strategy, writes Mark Scott

How technology brings us closer to a greener planet

The path to clean city air: Can smart cities help contribute to a better, cleaner environment? Sascha Giese explores

Media City UK, Manchester

What should the eight newly elected metro mayors focus on to help their cities build back better? Andrew Carter explores

Mental health at work: the runaway issue that mustn’t get away from us

Will business as usual dominate the workplace agenda once more as restrictions ease? Adrian Wakeling, Senior Policy Adviser at Acas, discusses

 Events

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

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.

Supplier Profiles

Coltraco Ultrasonics

Coltraco Ultrasonics is an award-winning British designer & manufacturer of ultrasonic safety

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd is a London sign manufacture based in Wembley.