UK’s EV transition offers great opportunity as well as challenge

Zemo’s Neil Wallis and Jonathan Murray discuss the agenda of the EV Energy Taskforce and the electrification of road transport

Smart cities and local gov: what next after the pandemic?

Melissa Thorne and Kat McManus explain how smart cities can help make cities more sustainable and responsive to the needs of local residents

Tech priorities for government leaders and departments for 2022

Alan Warr says the benefits available from the explosion of new technologies will be greatest for those leaders who don’t just focus on the technology

How IT has coped with the pressures of the pandemic

Sascha Giese examines how IT professionals in the public sector have coped in the past 18 months and what their expectations are for the future

GB Q&A: Net Zero action in West Yorkshire

GB talks to Tracy Brabin, Mayor of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, about Net Zero ambitions, local collaboration and tackling food waste

GB Q&A: Bristol and the road to net zero

Government Business talks to Councillor Nicola Beech about sustainability, local collaboration and reaching net zero in Bristol by 2030

Homeful – our hopes for homes in the future

Jo Richardson writes about Homeful, and what can and will be done to end all forms of homelessness for the future

Scotland’s business events sector is on a journey

Scotland is the perfect destination for association conferences, important corporate meetings, global product launches and incentives, writes Hamish Hutchinson

Investing in green spaces and levelling up the UK

Laura Schofield and Theo Plowman look at the potential of green spaces to boost the value that residents attach to their local community

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

Decarbonising transport through planning

Harry Steele discusses measures to reduce travel demand and the role of place in achieving a reduction in surface transport emissions

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


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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