Two-party electoral system close to fracturing

The local election results exposed England’s broken electoral system yet again, says Willie Sullivan of the Electoral Reform Society

The importance of communication in solving coffee cup waste

Phil Wild shares his view on why focusing on infrastructure and consumer communication is the way forward for local councils

Tackling work-related stress in the public sector

Rob McGreal, work-related stress policy lead at the Health & Safety Executive highlights the organisation’s do’s and don’ts for work-related stress

Secure data destruction and Brexit

What changes are secure data destruction companies seeing as a result of GDPR? The British Security Industry Association explores

Stay safe, get smart: the move to smart cities

Using surveillance technology, how do you make the move from safe city to smart city in these cash-strapped times?

An international city: Manchester meets world

Traditionally, Manchester is a city associated with the industrial revolution, music and sport. However, Marketing Manchester says they don’t tell the whole story

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The Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems UK address the use of drones in public services

Setting climate targets: when is net zero really net zero?

Jaise Kuriakose explains the terms ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon neutrality’, and how these are being used to set greenhouse gas mitigation targets

Road maintenance: don’t stop now

Rick Green sets out how this increased investment still falls short of the amount needed to maintain local roads to target conditions

Tackling the scourge of fuel poverty: What the government needs to do

Mike Foster, chief executive of the EUA, looks at what the government must do to lift households out of fuel poverty and cold, damp homes

Automation and the rebirth of local government services

Oliver Cook looks at the way government is adopting robotics and automation, as well as the opportunities the technology will provide

Building cyber resilience is critical as threats rise

Steve Durbin details how organisations can increase their cyber resilience profile over the next twelve months

Making the case for quality spaces

Fay Holland, from national community charity Groundwork, looks at the benefits of investing in our community spaces

Reducing the amount of waste we create

The Government’s landmark Resources and Waste strategy needs continued ambition to ensure success, says Maddy Haughton-Boakes

Asbestos awareness needed to save lives in public sector buildings

With more than 16 million square metres of property owned by the UK government, public sector buildings are now under scrutiny by UKATA

The recipe for unlocking cities’ prosperity

To unlock the prosperity of urban areas the government must address a lack of funding for local authorities, writes Andrew Carter

Invest in playgrounds to avert a health crisis

Children are increasingly sedentary on their screens. And with dwindling free outdoor play provision, investment in playgrounds is key to averting a major crisis, writes Mark Hardy

The third Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework has been designed to support the public sector in its digital transformation of services

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