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RSTA calls for further action to tackle potholes

To mark National Pothole Day 2017, the RSTA has published new facts and figures which highlight the deteriorating state of local roads.

Norfolk council tax set to rise 4.8 per cent

To cover the increased cost of social care and a budget overspend, Norfolk County Council is set to increase its council tax by 4.8 per cent.

New plans announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid includes a £60 tax reform to make it easier for companies to connect more homes and businesses across England to gold standard full fibre broadband.

Elections for a Sheffield City Region (SCR) mayor have been postponed after the high court ruled that residents had not been properly consulted on details of the plans.

Council libraries should do more to encourage e-readers

A report from Better Connected, the annual survey of local authority website performance, has called on council library services to do more to make it easier for people to sign up and use their e-books, e-magazines and e-audio services.

Bristol Council has announced it is set to increase council tax by five per cent, equalling just over £6 per month for a Band D household - from April, in a bid to balance its books.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a report calling on the government to do more to help Syrian torture survivors arriving in the UK as refugees.

Downing Street has confirmed that Prime Minister Theresa May will make her speech on the government's Brexit plans next week, Tuesday 17 January.

 GB Features

Planning for Growth – the sum of the parts

Design Council Cabe’s David Waterhouse discusses the various initiatives that will continue to be at the forefront of local and national politics in 2017

BS 8484 – Raising the standard of lone worker security

Craig Swallow, chairman of the BSIA’s Lone Worker section, discusses the place of lone worker security in today’s world

Enforcement of the Fire Safety Order

The Fire Industry Association explain another of the 14 sections of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - enforcement

Building owners should aim for health and happiness

Strategic maintenance of buildings delivers valuable resource efficiencies; but the human benefits are even more significant, says Wayne Terry, at the BESA

In the business of saving lives

John Cavanagh, of St John Ambulance, discusses the importance of first aid training to the public sector workplace

Why we urgently need to fight for clean air

Harriet Edwards, policy and public affairs officer for the British Lung Foundation, explains why air pollution impacts on all our health

Building furniture to last

In its push to sustainability can the public sector learn more lessons from the private sector? Jim Pendrill reports

The government is open for business

Emma Jones looks at what the public sector is doing to get more business for small and medium sized enterprises

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