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PM urged to fund a fair pay rise for council workers

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 GB Features

Decarbonising transport through planning

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Climate change: why is adaption key?

Charlie McNelly & Rob Franklin explain how local authorities can embark on their net zero journeys

Levelling up – bringing the buzzword to life

Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO, details the opportunity to bring public services closer together to better meet the needs of local areas

Innovation in public sector reward

The PPMA's Gordon McFarlane provides his reflections on how the public sector has innovated in the last 18 months

Powerful communities for a net zero future

James Goodman explores the importance of empowering communities to take action toward tackling the climate crisis and restoring nature

Local government and adopting a drone strategy

Government Business shares the views of Aleks Kowalski on using drones to save the public sector money and help it operate more efficiently

 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.