Additional funding to help adult social care

Sajid Javid has announced an additional £388 million of government funding for infection prevention and control in adult social care settings.

New duties for councils on accommodation for abuse victims

New regulations and guidance has been published outlining the level of support councils are required to provide for victims of domestic abuse.

Local services will cost at least £8bn more by 2024

Councils will face extra cost pressures of almost £8 billion by 2024/25 just to keep vital local services running at today’s levels.

Government should press ahead with devolution agenda

MPs have said that the government should examine the case for devolving greater powers over services including health, housing, planning and education.

Almost one million in limbo as furlough ends

The government’s Furlough scheme ends on 30 September with nearly one million workers still expected to be on the scheme at the end of the mo

Councils urged not to use ‘panic’ phrase

The Cabinet Office has advised councils not to use the phrases ‘panic’ or ‘panic buying’ when discussing fuel supply problems.

£500m support for vulnerable households over winter

Vulnerable households will be able to access a new £500 million support fund to help them with essentials over the coming months.

Failing social care system reflected in upheld complaints

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found fault in 72 per cent of the complaints it investigated last year.

Greenfield surcharge could encourage brownfield development

The Environmental Industries Commission has proposed a new ‘greenfield surcharge’ to encourage future brownfield development.

£25 million to tackle poor ventilation in Scottish buildings

Business premises across Scotland will be able to access a £25 million package to improve ventilation and reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.

New Hospitality Council to guide the sector's recovery

Paul Scully has announced that a team of industry experts has been assembled to help England’s pubs, restaurants and cafes to thrive.

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.

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Event Diary

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for our live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as we open our doors to the UK's biggest festival of construction!

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.

Supplier Profiles

Solupak

Solupak is a leading UK manufacturer of water-soluble technology for cleaning products, with more

Metro Prepaid

Metro Prepaid helps Housing Associations optimise electricity usage and collect electricity payme