Streamlining the parking experience

The British Parking Association outlines the latest revolution in parking - the parking data standard

The reasons why flexible working works

The arguments for flexible working make very good business sense, says, Rob Wall of the Chartered Management Institute

The largest public sector tech event

Bookings are now being taken for the second annual digitech event, the technology and procurement showcase for the public sector.

Devolving further power and control to the North

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

The Green Space Index: Mapping health benefits

Green spaces are good, do good and need to be protected for good. Alison McCann, policy manager at Fields in Trust, explains why

Issues in outsourcing valuable professionalism

Mike Orlov discusses outsourcing in public services via framework agreements which so adversely affects the health sector

The impact of climate change on the UK planning system

Amanda Beresford analyses the impact of climate change on the current planning system and revisions which could be made

How digital technologies are maximising heat network performance

Digital tech is raising the efficiency and reliability of heat networks, while improving affordability for customers, writes Richard Slee

Returning to our council building roots

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson discusses why Liverpool is turning back the clock and restarting a council house building programme

Spark: The Technology Innovation Marketplace

The Crown Commercial Service's Ron Whitehead discusses how Spark will work, how it has been designed, as well as its desired outcomes

Make cycling inclusive to double cycling

An inclusive transport system is central to a fairer economy and society, but urban transport is often biased and unequal, writes Tim Burns

Air pollution; we need to act now

In a country with world-leading emissions data, there is no excuse for inaction, says the British Safety Council's Matthew Holder

How taking back your empties will transform recycling in Scotland

Iain Gulland explains why Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme will aid the fight against climate change by encouraging better recycling

Why go franchising?

The British Franchise Association explains how the franchising sector has changed in recent years and what opportunities it presents for the public sector

Making place based approach a reality – from tech to culture

Georgina Maratheftis, head of local government at techUK, explains how the technology sector can be involved in a place based approach to local services

Reducing food waste in Scotland

Iain Gulland outlines how the agency is helping Scottish councils to reduce food waste and recycle more where food waste is unavoidable

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

IT security: patching makes perfect

Sascha Giese explains how patch management can help keep public sector IT systems watertight