Media City UK, Manchester

What should the eight newly elected metro mayors focus on to help their cities build back better? Andrew Carter explores

Assessing mayoral candidates in Greater Manchester

As part of the local elections on 6 May, the people of Greater Manchester will be electing a regional mayor. Here are the candidates

Birmingham: City, community and the Commonwealth Games

Ian Ward speaks to GB about the Birmingham City Council's 2022 Commonwealth Games plans and capitalising on culture in the region

Edinburgh, emissions and net zero by 2030

GB talks to Adam McVey about plans to be a net-zero carbon Capital City by 2030 and creating a cleaner, greener and fairer future in Edinburgh

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

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

Every action counts in Leeds’ sustainability push

Judith Blake discusses how climate change will factor into all aspects of decision-making at Leeds City Council

Incorporating a front-to-back end digital platform

St Albans City & District Council has undergone a huge digital transformation project. Caroline Croft discusses what they have achieved so far

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

Devolving further power and control to the North

Devolving further control to regions of the North could have a transformational effect, writes Henri Murison

Investing in hospitality to boost our high streets

UKHospitality has repeatedly called on councils to change their approach to hospitality by acting more proactively in a spirit of cooperation

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 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

A county council perspective

Discussing the latest issues affecting local government, Cllr Philip Atkins addresses the difficulties in balancing the books

Data and preventing homelessness

Andrew Walker discusses the talking points of the LGiU's first Local Government Homelessness Commission

Pages

Event Diary

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.

Supplier Profiles

Coltraco Ultrasonics

Coltraco Ultrasonics is an award-winning British designer & manufacturer of ultrasonic safety

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd is a London sign manufacture based in Wembley.