Government Business 31.01

2024 marks 30 years of Government Business and this special issue looks back at three decades of the magazine. Since its launch in 1994, Government Business has seen eight prime ministers, seven general elections, the Brexit referendum and subsequent withdrawal from the EU, a pandemic, a new monarch and much more in between.

When speaking to people about the last 30 years, a few key events stood out: the introduction of council tax, restructuring of local government, the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent austerity, the pandemic and the series of high-profile events and political crises towards the second half of 2022.

With a general election coming up, we're expecting our 31st year to be a busy one.

The 30th anniversary special edition includes features on storage for waste management and how to prevent fly tipping.

The PCA look at damp and mould in homes and the NADC explore how to keep drains in a good condition.

We've also got the Business Sprinkler Alliance on the importance of maintaining sprinklers and the Asphalt Industry Alliance on funding for local roads, as well as explainers on the Technology Products & Associated Services 2 and the Levelling Up and Regeneration Act.

Don't forget to take part in the 30th anniversary quiz, which can be found here. All the answers are in the magazine.

Polly Jones, editor

Event Diary

This year, Total Telecom’s Connected Britain is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of networking, innovation, and collaboration. The conference is now the UK’s largest digital economy event, set to welcome over 7,500 delegates from the telecoms industry and beyond to discuss the hottest topics at ExCel London on September 11–12. 

DTX brings together creative minds and technology practitioners with the tools needed to drive change, enhance experiences and improve efficiencies across today’s organisations.

The countdown to the Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo) is on! As the UK’s largest environmental gathering, ESS Expo is set to take place on 11-12 September 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham.