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£300m for local government test and trace service

Local authorities will be central to supporting the new test and trace service, with the government providing £300 million.

New cultural taskforce risks losing local voice

The LGA has warned that excluding councils from the newly created Cultural Renewal Taskforce removes the local voice on cultural renewal.

Councils unlikely to cope with rise in homelessness

Councils are unlikely to cope with rise in homelessness if the government lifts the eviction ban without protecting renters.

Social workers to work with teachers in schools

Gavin Williamson has announced that social workers will be placed in schools to work with teachers to support children at risk.

18 local authorities secure funding for e-cargo bikes

Eighteen local authorities in England have secured funding from the Department for Transport's £2m eCargo Bike Grant Fund.

Government risks squandering homelessness efforts

Successful efforts to tackle rough sleeping during the coronavirus outbreak risk being squandered by the government, says committee of MPs.

 GB Features

Minimising waste to demonstrate our gratitude

Iain Gulland explains why we need to celebrate and support our binmen and binwomen in their vital role as resource managers on the frontline

Welland and Deepings [Photo by Ian Moodie]

Do you know what an IDB is and do you have one managing the drainage and water levels in your area? Innes Thomson explains

Covid-19: Conquering crisis through re-allocating space

Rachel White looks at recent government announcements to help pedestrians and cyclists to travel safely suring lockdown

Mental health in the lockdown and beyond

When this is all over, will it be said that ‘it took a pandemic to put mental health where it should be?’ Adrian Wakeling discusses

Digital is now clearly front and centre for councils

Georgina Maratheftis explains how tech innovation can help authorities with the most pressing problems that they and their communities face

Cyber security experts assemble!

Sascha Giese details the critical IT security staff that every public sector organisation should be hiring and training to keep their security up to standard