New marketplace to improve public sector tech access

The government has launched a new marketplace for innovation, providing a smarter way for public sector customers to access the very latest tech.

£1 billion fraud cost for Welsh public services

The Welsh Audit Office has warned that Welsh public services could lose up to £1 billion a year to fraud.

Spending on speech therapy a 'postcode lottery'

Too many vulnerable young children are missing out on the vital speech and language help they need to get ready for school.

Lack of action on Grenfell blasted as ‘utterly shameful'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has criticised the government’s ‘utterly shameful’ lack of action following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Nurseries in poorest areas facing closure

17 per cent of childcare providers in the most deprived areas of the country ‘anticipate closure in the next twelve months’.

Plan for new technologies to transform public services

Oliver Dowden has outlined plans for how new technologies like artificial intelligence can revolutionise public services.

£142 million for homes in growing communities

£142 million will be invested in infrastructure to ensure thousands more homes are built in some of the UK’s growing communities.

‘New era of digital transformation’ for London councils

LOTI has officially launched, expecting to improve London’s public services via faster adoption of technology, data and digital skills.

£6m for projects tackling toxic air in London

Sadiq Khan has invested £6 million from his Air Quality Fund in 15 new projects being established across London.

Warning over new wave of council tax scams

Criminals posing as council staff are targeting people in a new wave of council tax scams offering bogus refunds or threatening fines.

£20m for London’s community projects

London’s town centres, high streets and local regeneration projects will benefit from £20 million in funding made available by the Mayor of London.

Funding needed to tackle ‘national SEN emergency’

More than 130 extra children and young people with special needs are being supported by councils every day.

Wholesale review of Britain’s business rates system needed

Andy Street has called for a wholesale review of Britain’s business rates system in an attempt to save struggling high streets.

Majority of litter in canals found to be plastic

The Canal & River Trust has found that abandoned plastics now account for 59 per cent of the litter found in canals in England and Wales.

Housing plans risk ‘accessible homes crisis’

New research has revealed that less than a quarter of homes built outside London by 2030 will be suitable for older and disabled people.

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Event Diary

It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

Flexible format allows event planners to be inspired, be informed and network at their own pace

You are invited to this unique annual exhibition that brings together all the disciplines from the emergency services sector who are involved in prevention, response and recovery.