Leaders call for winter bonus for social care staff

Care leaders are calling on the government to award and fund a £1,000 bonus over the winter period for social care workers in England.

Oxford City Council publishes Urban Forest Strategy

Oxford City Council has published its strategy for how it aims to protect, manage and enhance the trees and hedgerows in the city.

GM first to be recognised for Living Wage City-Region plans

Greater Manchester becomes first city-region officially recognised by the Living Wage Foundation for the take up of the real Living Wage.

Report calls for radical expansion of town and parish councils

Onward has stressed that levelling up plans should also include a radical expansion of neighbourhood control through town and parish councils.

Nearly 700,000 green jobs created by 2030

The LGA has said that nearly 700,000 new green jobs could be created by 2030 if councils are given a greater role in local job creation.

New application pack for training Smart City AIs

A new application pack has been released for companies developing Smart City solutions to aid the training of AIs for pedestrian and traffic management.

EarthCheck Benchmarked Community status for Glasgow

Glasgow City Council is celebrating the city being awarded the EarthCheck Benchmarked Community status.

12-year electric vehicle strategy for Birmingham

3,000 electric vehicle charge-points will be rolled-out across Birmingham to reduce city emissions by 50 per cent in 2030, compared to 2020 levels.

Net zero at centre of Scottish planning proposals

Planning applications will have to show how they help meet Scotland’s ambitious targets to cut emissions to net zero by 2045 to get approval.

New projects funded to keep women safe

The Safety of Women at Night Fund will award up to £5 million to 22 organisations focused on improving the safety of women and girls at night.

Councils trusted most to tackle climate change

A new poll has found that local councils are trusted the most to take action on climate change and make a difference in local areas.

Government’s Environment Act becomes law

Legislation that will protect and enhance the environment for future generations has now passed into UK law.

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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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