• Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our local communities

  • Is the significant impact that parks have on public health recognised in funding? Mark Camley, chair of The Parks Alliance, answers the question

  • Wayne Rigby discusses the unique value of local authority risk practitioners in supporting and managing children’s services risk, complaints and claims

  • Procurement professionals have an important post-Brexit role to play in dictating future commercial success, says CIPS's David Noble

  • Everyone has leadership potential, and Graeme McDonald, director of Solace, highlights some of the ways in which it can be developed

 Latest News

Liverpool City Council has regained control of its markets, after buying them for a sum of £1 million, from Geraud Markets UK, which has operated them since 2003.

Cambridge City Council has received criticism over its ‘failure to deliver on basic services for residents’.

Cumbria County Council has launched Shared Lives Cumbria, a scheme which encourages host carers to provide care to adults in need of support.

Wokingham Borough Council is considering a move to make £19 million in savings, which could means it will not provide key services such as lollipop crossings.

Plans to build 5,000 new homes in South Oxfordshire, to help deal with Oxford’s housing crisis, have been rejected by the district council leader.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said that English tourism is expected to soar under devolution deals, with data suggesting the tourist industry will grow 2.9 per cent per year over the next decade.

Clive Betts, the chair of the community and local government select committee, has called for stricter regulations to compel restaurants to display food hygiene scores.

Peterborough City Council’s fostering and adoption services are due to be taken over by The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT).

 GB Features

The time of the library is now

Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our local communities

Flood prevention - it’s a necessity

Flood Expo, taking place on 12-13 October 2016, is the 'must attend' event for all flooding industry professionals

The search for sustainability and resilience

How can we turn water flood risk into a sustainable solution? Government Business discusses the topic with Lee Harriman of Crocodile Flood Solutions

Parks are at a tipping point

Is the significant impact that parks have on public health recognised in funding? Mark Camley, chair of The Parks Alliance, answers the question

Risk role crucial to children’s services

Wayne Rigby discusses the unique value of local authority risk practitioners in supporting and managing children’s services risk, complaints and claims

Time for procurement to lead the way

Procurement professionals have an important post-Brexit role to play in dictating future commercial success, says CIPS's David Noble

Striving for Total Leadership

Everyone has leadership potential, and Graeme McDonald, director of Solace, highlights some of the ways in which it can be developed

Obesity – what are the consequences for your department?

Charlotte Cross examines the obesity crisis facing the public sector workforce and what steps we should take to combat the growing trend

 Events

12/10/2016 to 13/10/2016

The Event To Find Solutions, Equipment and Infrastructure For Coastal And marine Projects.

12/10/2016 to 13/10/2016

Finding flood protection and prevention solutions is no longer a choice; it’s a necessity.

Event Diary

The Event To Find Solutions, Equipment and Infrastructure For Coastal And marine Projects.

Finding flood protection and prevention solutions is no longer a choice; it’s a necessity.

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