Latest News

New day centre for dementia launched

A new service to support people in local communities with complex needs is opening in East Leeds.

Fire safety measures following Grenfell Tower now at least £600m

The cost of fire safety measures which councils plan to introduce following the Grenfell Tower fire has now reached at least £600 million.

Campaign to fight against rampant ticketing launched

The AA has launched a campaign to fight back against rampant ticketing by council and private parking enforcers.

New measures to tackle climate change introduced

The Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new funding to tackle climate change as she attends the One Planet Summit in Paris.

Converting empty spaces above shops can solve housing crisis, MPs say

More than 90 per cent of MPs believe that converting empty spaces above shops can help reverse the current housing crisis, new research has shown.

County council’s report highlights growth corridor importance

Northamptonshire County Council’s new economic report has highlighted its importance of being part of Britain’s ‘silicon valley’.

£60,000 boost for ’Social Prescribing’ in Somerset

Health services in Somerset have received a £60,000 financial boost to help ‘Social Prescribing’ take a leap forward.

Emergency accommodation for rough sleepers due to weather

Oxford City Council is extending its activation of its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) for rough sleepers for at least two further nights.

 GB Features

What can local gov expect from 2018?

Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive at the Local Government Information Unit, looks at the likely trends for local government in the new year

Health and safety: good for business

Dr Karen McDonnell looks at the lessons of June’s Grenfell Tower fire and the importance of sharing information in health and safety communications

Accessing the potential within local transport

Transport and travel choices have a huge impact on some of the most significant challenges facing government, says the Campaign for Better Transport

Where next for local government transformation?

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techUK's Georgina Maratheftis looks at how councils are embracing digital devolution to deliver more efficient services

Summary of Budget 2017

Philip Hammond has delivered his second Budget as Chancellor. Government Business provides a summary of the key points of his speech.

Flying the flag for cleaner fleets

GB details the top 10 local authorities who are making great strides to lower their carbon footprint by slim-lining and greening their fleets

Employers must harvest data from vehicles

On board telematics can play a significant role in keeping driving costs in check, says Geoffrey Bray, chairman of the FIAG

Protecting the public this Christmas

Iain Moran looks at the importance of keeping the public safe during the festive period amidst times of heightened security

 Events

23/01/2018 to 25/01/2018

London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

06/03/2018 to 08/03/2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

05/03/2018 to 08/03/2018

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.

Event Diary

London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.