Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO, details the opportunity to bring public services closer together to better meet the needs of local areas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Event Diary

This year, Total Telecom’s Connected Britain is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of networking, innovation, and collaboration. The conference is now the UK’s largest digital economy event, set to welcome over 7,500 delegates from the telecoms industry and beyond to discuss the hottest topics at ExCel London on September 11–12. 

DTX brings together creative minds and technology practitioners with the tools needed to drive change, enhance experiences and improve efficiencies across today’s organisations.

The countdown to the Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo) is on! As the UK’s largest environmental gathering, ESS Expo is set to take place on 11-12 September 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham.