A digital transformation checklist for the public sector

Romy Hughes looks at the five prerequisites necessary to deliver transformation in the public sector

Time to rethink the office, how it is lit and how we buy it

Bob Bohannon looks at an post-Covid office that is better designed and better lit, sustainable both in its operation and in its procurement

Recognising the benefits of active travel

Government Business talks to Mayor Dan Jarvis about his vision for walking and cycling in the Sheffield City Region

Nottingham and the 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan

We spoke to Cllr Sally Longford about Nottingham City Council’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan and an increase in walking and cycling

What lockdown has taught us about public playgrounds

Mark Hardy explores why public playgrounds are so crucial in helping children recover from the effects of months of lockdown

Road sector promoting collaboration and innovation

The road surface industry must reward recent funding with continued innovation and a readiness to embrace the new, believes Paul Boss

A people-first strategy for returning to work after Covid-19

Romy Hughes explores the aspects of a good strategy that companies need to think about as we begin to look at life after the pandemic

Wales: a global leader in waste management

Government Business talks to Hannah Blythyn about the 2020 ban on single use plastics in Wales and ambitions for zero waste by 2050

Covid-19 may herald a sea-change in technology

Steve White explains why coronavirus marks a turning point in councils’ approach to new technology investment

How is remote working changing the public sector?

What impact has the lockdown had on the possibilities for more regular home-working, and what technology is needed to support this?

Sponsoring foreign workers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Harry Sanders writes for the Immigration Advice Service about the current governmental advice for Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors

Using data to meet growing housing demands

Ken Lee explains how Housing 360 can support local authorities in addressing and meeting local housing needs

Providing a roadmap for local authorities

Anique Bravenboer, alliance manager at Yotta, explains the importance of keeping services up and running in the lockdown and beyond

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

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