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

Innovation in public sector reward

The PPMA's Gordon McFarlane provides his reflections on how the public sector has innovated in the last 18 months

Powerful communities for a net zero future

James Goodman explores the importance of empowering communities to take action toward tackling the climate crisis and restoring nature

Local government and adopting a drone strategy

Government Business shares the views of Aleks Kowalski on using drones to save the public sector money and help it operate more efficiently

Playgrounds essential in children’s recovery from lockdown

Mark Hardy looks at the importance of playgrounds in creating active environments for children as they return to a more familiar school/home balance

Public finance as a steward of inclusive green growth

A mix of regulation, economic incentives and engagement with the investment community are needed to facilitate a fairer future green economy, writes Jeffrey Matsu

How to improve cyber security in local government

Many of the most significant cyber security challenges are surmountable with a layered security strategy, writes Mark Scott

How technology brings us closer to a greener planet

The path to clean city air: Can smart cities help contribute to a better, cleaner environment? Sascha Giese explores

Media City UK, Manchester

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

Mental health at work: the runaway issue that mustn’t get away from us

Will business as usual dominate the workplace agenda once more as restrictions ease? Adrian Wakeling, Senior Policy Adviser at Acas, discusses

Why end-of-life deadlines are a prime concern for councils

Mat Clothier explores the key risks end-of-life deadlines pose to local authorities and how they can best protect their systems

Low-code innovation: enabling councils to be a lifeline for society

Richard Farrell discusses the role that innovative technologies can and should play in enabling local authorities to guide and support citizens

Fabio Giunta explores how local authorities can tackle the lack of data and digital skills to move towards a low-carbon future

You can’t manage what you can’t see

It’s time to start planning for the future. Here, Abdi Essa explains why the public sector must move to automation and AI for cloud observability

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


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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