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New London housing plan to help achieve net zero

Boroughs have declared a new plan to achieve net zero across all London properties , which could result in massive environmental benefits.

Five ‘game changers’ that help level up the north

Northern leaders are putting forward a collective partnership offer to the government, setting out how the North can deliver on the levelling up promise.

10 per cent Council Tax rise to help social care ‘stand still’

Age UK has found that Council Tax would have to rise by an average 10 per cent next year to allow social care just to ‘stand still’.

Make school-based counselling available to all children

The LGA has urged for school-based counselling to be available and fully funded in all state funded secondary schools and academies.

High workloads pushing public sector key workers to the brink

New TUC polling has revealed that one in five key workers in the public sector are ‘actively considering’ quitting and changing profession.

Record number of UK parks win Green Flag Award

Keep Britain Tidy has revealed the names of the 2,127 parks and green spaces that have collected a coveted Green Flag Award for 2021.

Edinburgh launches ‘Million Tree City’ programme

Edinburgh has launched its target to become a Million Tree City by 2030 as part of its commitment to be net zero by the end of the decade.

Only two in five young people expect to stay in the countryside

Only two in five young people expect to stay in the countryside over the next five years as a result of poor public transport and a lack of affordable housing.

 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