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Homecare costs outstripping funding from councils

The Homecare Association is calling on the government to invest properly in homecare to help address unmet need and reduce pressure on the NHS.

Wales sets out EV Charing Action Plan

The EV Charging Action Plan outlines how the Welsh Government will deliver a EV charging point facility for every 20 miles across Wales by 2025.

Unions call for action on climate change crisis in schools

Education unions have written to the Education Secretary urging him to take action to ensure climate change education becomes fully embedded in ​the system.

‘People power’ over planning could help fix housing crisis

The Social Market Foundation has said that giving local residents a greater say over proposed construction in their area could help fix the UK’s housing crisis.

Children’s social care costs will rise by £600m a year

Increasing demand to help safeguard children will see future cost pressures in children’s social care increase by an estimated £600 million each year until 2024/25.

Further support needed to meet zero-emission buses target

Campaign for Better Transport is calling for more to be done to deliver a zero-emission bus fleet as only a minority are currently electric.

Invest in councils to green retrofit 1,000 homes a day

Over 1,000 homes a day could be retrofitted with low-carbon efficiency measures by councils by 2030 - reducing energy bills by nearly £700 million.

Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’

Introducing universal free garden waste collections is ‘unnecessary’ and will not solve the issue of garden waste ending up in landfill, says LGA.

 GB Features

GB Q&A: Bristol and the road to net zero

Government Business talks to Councillor Nicola Beech about sustainability, local collaboration and reaching net zero in Bristol by 2030

Homeful – our hopes for homes in the future

Jo Richardson writes about Homeful, and what can and will be done to end all forms of homelessness for the future

Scotland’s business events sector is on a journey

Scotland is the perfect destination for association conferences, important corporate meetings, global product launches and incentives, writes Hamish Hutchinson

Investing in green spaces and levelling up the UK

Laura Schofield and Theo Plowman look at the potential of green spaces to boost the value that residents attach to their local community

Journey to the sustainable contact centre

 Jeremy Payne, Group VP, Alliances, Enghouse Interactive, explains how local government can decarbonise customer service

Digitalisation shouldn’t come at a cyber security cost

Digitalisation shouldn’t come at a cyber security cost, but it will if organisations are lax about protections, writes Sascha Giese

 Events

17/11/2021 to 18/11/2021

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for our live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as we open our doors to the UK's biggest festival of construction!

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.

Event Diary

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for our live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as we open our doors to the UK's biggest festival of construction!

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.

Supplier Profiles

Solupak

Solupak is a leading UK manufacturer of water-soluble technology for cleaning products, with more

Metro Prepaid

Metro Prepaid helps Housing Associations optimise electricity usage and collect electricity payme