Government Business 31.02

This week's budget included changes to taxes for short-term lets, an extension to the Household Support Fund and funds for building projects. While some of the announcements were welcomed, there were as ever, criticism for areas that were missed out or plans that don't go far enough.

With the first signs of spring already here, in this issue, the Property Care Association looks at new emerging threats in the field of invasive non-native species.

We've got an article from the Heat Pump Association, exploring how local government can play a role in the transition to low-carbon heating.

The Fire Protection Association discusses the fundamentals of protecting buildings through fire risk assessments and techUK sets out its mission to champion digital ambition and empower councils to leverage technology effectively.

We've also got features looking at road maintenance, frameworks and the transport trends of the future.

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.