Investment needed in public outdoor play provision

Mark Hardy, chair of the API, explores the effect the decline in public playgrounds is having on children

GB Top 10: Clean air in the capital

Government Business lists the top 10 performing London Boroughs in the area of climate action

Keeping staff motivated in the run up to Christmas

Michael Dawson looks at how employers can boost morale and maintain staff productivity as thoughts begin to turn to Christmas

Fixing the public sector recruitment crisis

Chris Russell, policy advisor at the REC, explains why long term solutions are needed to fix public sector recruitment crisis

Photo courtesy of David Baird

Marketing NG discuss the business event opportunities in Nottingham and what the meetings industry in the city can offer for public sector conferencing

A changing climate for fleet managers

Andy Eastlake looks at what the increased focus on climate emergencies means for fleet managers and the next steps for EVs

Tees Valley: Buses on demand

The Tees Valley Combined Authority's Heather Scott looks at what the new ‘demand-responsive' bus service could mean for the region

Council collaboration to accelerate economic growth in the Borders

Rory Alexander writes about the recent Borderlands Growth Deal and the impact these investments will have on local authorities

Can we trust artificial intelligence in government?

A recent roundtable discussed whether the public sector is prepared for the AI revolution and the ethics behind the technology

Top local authorities for carbon neutrality targets

With MPs highlighting the lack of government policies in place to deliver the net zero target by 2050, we look at what councils are doing

Scottish Event Campus

VisitScotland Business Events’ campaign ‘Legends’ shines a light on why the world should choose Scotland for their next event

Gritting in Minehead.

The British Association of Landscape Industries write about how green spaces and landscapes can be maintained during the winter months

How we build 300,000 of the right homes in the right places

Let’s make the current housebuilding system efficient before a new one sets us fresh challenges, says Rico Wojtulewicz

The state of UK waste collection systems

Lee Marshall looks at how local authorities are quantifying the impact of emerging waste policy upon recycling and waste management services

It is time something is done for buses

In taking forward a national bus strategy the key question is not ‘what can our country do for our buses?’ but ‘what can our buses do for our country?’

Local authority direct delivery of housing

Tom Kenny looks at the way in which local authorities can help to tackle the current housing crisis

Streamlining the parking experience

The British Parking Association outlines the latest revolution in parking - the parking data standard

The reasons why flexible working works

The arguments for flexible working make very good business sense, says, Rob Wall of the Chartered Management Institute

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