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Portsmouth City Council to launch first carbon budget

Portsmouth City Council will be producing its first ever carbon budget for 2022/23, alongside the existing financial budget.

Solihull leads the drive in driverless technology

Solihull has become one of the first places in the UK to see driverless vehicles take to its roads as part of new ground-breaking passenger trials.

Labour pledges to give first time buyers fairer housing deal

Labour is pledging to reveal ground-breaking plans to build more affordable housing and give first time buyers a fairer deal.

Reversing key worker pay cuts could see £3.3bn boost

The economic recovery can be sped up by reversing cuts to key workers’ pay, boosting the country’s economy by £3.3 billion at the same time.

£50m approved for City Deal low carbon programme

The government has approved £58.7 million to help establish the Swansea Bay City Region as a leader in low carbon growth and the green economy.

Free glasses to be trialled in schools to tackle poor eyesight

Thousands of pupils will benefit from an expanded programme that provides two free pairs of glasses to improve reading and writing.

Government must act now on rough sleeping

The Kerslake Commission has made 12 recommendations to the government as part of its final report on tackling rough sleeping.

Shift in funding to local level needed for towns

The National Infrastructure Commission says that levelling up towns will require a shift in government’s approach to handing power to local areas.

 GB Features

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

SME Survey: a look into the public sector

Ellie Huckle looks at the role that small businesses have to play in transforming public service delivery through their innovation

Covid-19 and the rise of collective intelligence

The collective intelligence of cities has emerged as a beacon for hope for the future of Smart Cities, writes Nesta's Oli Whittington

Encouraging better community energy action

Rachel Coxcoon, director of ClimateGuide, discusses the the role of partnership work in building community-led energy action

Meeting carbon targets through retrofitting

Retrofitting insulation works for a whole host of reasons from saving money to carbon reduction. The Insulation Manufacturers' Association explores

 Events

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.

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

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.

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