Free solar energy for over 600 Nottingham homes

Low-income homeowners and private renters in Nottingham can apply to the city council to have solar panels fitted to their properties free of charge.

Consultation launched on tech to transform travel

Measures to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the UK are among a raft of proposals set out by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps

Motorists exceeding the 50mph speed limits on some of the most polluted roads in Wales could receive a letter or fine through their doors.

New independent advisers to help Liverpool’s governance procedures

Liverpool City Council has appointed two independent advisers to strengthen the scrutiny of its auditing and governance procedures.

Funding for family support programmes to tackle violence

The Youth Endowment Fund has opened applications for a £10 million programme to find out how family support can prevent violence.

Deprived coastal towns need redesign, says Whitty

England's chief medical officer has said that seaside towns need to be redesigned for the modern age to tackle deprivation and health inequalities.

Labour to scrap business rates for fairer system

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has announced that Labour will cut, and eventually entirely scrap, business rates.

Social care plan contains nothing to help the ‘here and now’

The government’s social care plan will do nothing to immediately help the millions of people who draw on and work in care and support.

Portsmouth City Council to launch first carbon budget

Portsmouth City Council will be producing its first ever carbon budget for 2022/23, alongside the existing financial budget.

Solihull leads the drive in driverless technology

Solihull has become one of the first places in the UK to see driverless vehicles take to its roads as part of new ground-breaking passenger trials.

Labour pledges to give first time buyers fairer housing deal

Labour is pledging to reveal ground-breaking plans to build more affordable housing and give first time buyers a fairer deal.

Reversing key worker pay cuts could see £3.3bn boost

The economic recovery can be sped up by reversing cuts to key workers’ pay, boosting the country’s economy by £3.3 billion at the same time.

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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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