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COVID Local Support Grant extended to September

Families will receive extra support with food and key utility bills, thanks to the final extension of the COVID Local Support Grant.

£483 million to boost and improve school buildings

Pupils are set to benefit from improved school facilities, thanks to almost half a billion pounds being invested in school buildings this year.

Just half of local authorities employ a chief digital officer

Less than half of UK local authorities currently employ a chief digital officer responsible for overseeing the organisation’s digital transformation.

Shifting to electric vehicles isn’t enough says report

The government’s plan for decarbonising transport cannot be achieved through a shift to electric vehicles alone, says IPPR.

Northern cities and towns facing debt ‘avalanche’

People in many parts of Northern England and the Midlands face an ‘avalanche’ of debt as Covid-support is phased out this summer.

Jenrick plans to build upon success of ‘Everyone In’

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has set out government plans to build on the hugely successful ‘Everyone In’ programme.

MPs have claimed that white working-class pupils have been badly let down by decades of neglect and muddled policy thinking.

£50m furlough bill on the way, warns Labour

Labour Party analysis has revealed the £50 million bill government ministers are forcing struggling businesses to pay in July.

 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.