Blueprint established to secure smart cities

The NCSC is offering local and national authorities expert guidance to protect their citizens by making their smart cities resilient to cyber attacks.

Conservatives take Hartlepool from Labour

The Conservative’s Jill Mortimer has won the Hartlepool constituency by-election, that had once been seen as a Labour stronghold.

Levelling Up White Paper should let country devolve

Ministers must use Levelling Up White Paper to ensure that every part of the country has the freedom to achieve dynamic growth, says think tank.

New NetZero GOVERNMENT event to launch

NetZero GOVERNMENT is the online event that will provide guidance to help the public sector reach the government’s target of ‘net zero’ by 2050.

Half-a-million ultra low emission vehicles on UK roads

New data has revealed that more than half-a-million ultra low emission vehicles are now being driven on roads across the country.

Public fear impact of another global health emergency

People in the UK are concerned about the potential impact of future crises, which presents a unique window for positive change to happen.

System needs fixing to help local climate action

The public backs local authorities to tackle climate change but the system needs fixing first as more central government help is required.

Levelling Up paper to be published later this year

The government will publish its Levelling Up White Paper later this year, ensuring that the whole UK can benefit from the same access to opportunities.

Create new green jobs in areas with greatest unemployment

Green Alliance research has found significant potential for new green jobs in areas with the greatest challenges to the local labour market.

Only a third of candidates in local elections are women

Just one-third of candidates in this week’s English council elections are women, prompting calls for more action to encourage women into politics.

Care homes residents allowed more out-of-home visits

All care home residents will be able to participate in more out-of-home visits without having to isolate on their return.

All schools should join strong multi-academy trusts

The Education Secretary has stated his ambition to bring schools with a history of long-term underperformance into multi-academy trusts.

Worrying increase in the number of inactive adults

Sport England has found that the first eight months of coronavirus restrictions has led to a worrying increase in the number of people who were inactive.

Fire Safety Bill set to become law

Legislation to make it clear who is responsible for fire safety in tower blocks is set to become law after MPs voted to defeat an amendment.

Government failing to show ambition on clean air targets

The British Safety Council is urging the government to take the immediate opportunity to really show its ambition and commitment to clean air.


Event Diary

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.

Supplier Profiles

Coltraco Ultrasonics

Coltraco Ultrasonics is an award-winning British designer & manufacturer of ultrasonic safety

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd is a London sign manufacture based in Wembley.