Government Business 30.05

The hot government news at the moment is the withdrawal of net zero policies by the prime minister. Despite the roll back, and some criticism, the target to reach Net Zero by 2050 remains in place – a target that Sunak still believes can be met.

As we come to the end of summer, in this issue of Government Business, we take a look at some of the seasonal issues affecting local authorities - invasive plants, damp and mould and road maintenance.

With new fire safety regulations coming into force in October, we explain what the changes mean for local authorities.

UKATA assesses some of the risks and solutions for asbestos in social housing, the NFDC explains how levelling up needs demolition and the MRS looks at how to use AI in research.

We’ve also got framework explainers and event previews.

Polly Jones, editor

Event Diary

UKREiiF has quickly become a must-attend in the industry calendar for Government departments and local authorities.

The multi-award-winning UK Construction Week (UKCW), is the UK’s biggest trade event for the built environment that connects the whole supply chain to be the catalyst for growth and positive change in the industry.

The organisers of the world’s largest dedicated hydrogen event, World Hydrogen 2024 Summit & Exhibition have announced it’s return to Rotterdam in May 2024, with an expansion of a whole extra summit day. Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) are partnering with the Government of the Netherlands, the Province of Zuid-Holland, the City of Rotterdam, and the Port of Rotterdam to host an extended, larger scale Summit in 2024, to expand the event to meet the surging demand.