We need a Marshall Plan to meet our Net Zero ambitions

Polly Billington, director of UK100, looks at the urgent need to scale up local, sustainable energy with Net Zero by 2050 in sight

We must not take evidence for granted

Evidence, data and insight must be protected and prioritised in the UK’s Covid recovery, says MRS CEO Jane Frost CBE

Preparing social housing for the future

As economic hardship continues to rise in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Shaun Aldis argues a rise in homelessness doesn’t have to follow

Increasing active travel in the capital

Cllr Claire Holland outlines the current ‘golden opportunity' in London to encourage more people to walk and cycle

Greater focus on ventilation hygiene now vital

Building managers will have to pay close attention to the cleanliness of their ventilation systems in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, says the BESA

Public sector debt and vulnerability

Rhona Parry looks at the best ways to support different sections of society with their public sector debts

Improving the energy efficiency of homes

Derek Horrocks discusses the recently-announced Green Homes Grant Scheme and the role of insulation in helping the country meet climate targets

Offsite progression and the shift towards modular technology

The Modular Portable Building Association discuss the growth and benefits of off-site construction

Never let a crisis go to waste

Dr Eleanor Roy, Health and Social Care Policy Manager at CIPFA, explores the benefits of joined up policy making across health and care

A digital transformation checklist for the public sector

Romy Hughes looks at the five prerequisites necessary to deliver transformation in the public sector

Time to rethink the office, how it is lit and how we buy it

Bob Bohannon looks at an post-Covid office that is better designed and better lit, sustainable both in its operation and in its procurement

Recognising the benefits of active travel

Government Business talks to Mayor Dan Jarvis about his vision for walking and cycling in the Sheffield City Region

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

What lockdown has taught us about public playgrounds

Mark Hardy explores why public playgrounds are so crucial in helping children recover from the effects of months of lockdown

Road sector promoting collaboration and innovation

The road surface industry must reward recent funding with continued innovation and a readiness to embrace the new, believes Paul Boss

A people-first strategy for returning to work after Covid-19

Romy Hughes explores the aspects of a good strategy that companies need to think about as we begin to look at life after the pandemic

Wales: a global leader in waste management

Government Business talks to Hannah Blythyn about the 2020 ban on single use plastics in Wales and ambitions for zero waste by 2050

Covid-19 may herald a sea-change in technology

Steve White explains why coronavirus marks a turning point in councils’ approach to new technology investment

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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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