Communities can deliver clean energy and millions of jobs

Polly Billington explores local clean energy partnerships and the benefits of generating energy near to where it is used as we progress towards Net Zero

Getting to grips with Public Sector Pensions

What is happening with Public Sector Pensions in the next year? Shaun Tetley, chair of the CIPP's Public Sector Specialist Interest Group, explains

The Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme

The Energy Saving Trust look at some of the lessons learnt from each of the cities involved in the Go Ultra Low Cities scheme

An opportunity to create a greener footing

We need to think seriously about how we 'build back better' in a way that tackles a potentially more catastrophic global crisis - climate change

Making greener journeys more desirable

Francesca DiGiorgio writes for Friends of the Earth about the design aspect of shifting local planning to deter unnecessary car journeys

A post-pandemic workplace opportunity

Peter Brogan provides a preview to the findings of the IWFM Market Outlook Survey, ahead of the launch of the full findings in the coming weeks

Local government funding – where are we now?

CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman provides a breakdown of the local government financial picture heading into 2021/22

Why the shift to online requires automating ID verification

Barley Laing explains why those in the public sector must look seriously at automating ID verification to protect themselves against fraud

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, details how smart digital technologies will impact city centre experience

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

The contract management skills every project manager needs

Managing a framework requires a very different set of management skills to a more traditional waterfall-based project, writes Romy Hughes

Public sector tech in 2021: Three key trends to follow

In this article, Sascha Giese highlights the trends that are likely to shape the public sector in 2021

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

Building a green recovery through communities, nature and jobs

Fay Holland details the benefits of creating more and better green spaces which are accessible to the UK’s left behind communities

How to respond to a data breach and come out unscathed

Paul Cahill outlines his best-practice tips for how to minimise the business and reputational fallout of a cyber breach

How the sustainable domino effect can help government

Andrew Smith, Pillar Lead Research - Environment and Sustainability at CCS, reveals some of the ways government can achieve sustainability

How your IT can contribute to your carbon net zero targets

In this blog Jason Liggins, Crown Hosting at Crown Commercial Service explains how you can save money and the environment

Using infrastructure to support economic recovery

How do Local Highways Authorities ensure National Infrastructure Strategy investments actually reach the highway network?


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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