• The G-Cloud framework was first launched in 2012 to encourage the uptake of Cloud based solutions for the public sector. Government Business analyses its latest iteration, G-Cloud 7.

  • VisitScotland’s Tom Maxwell describes the nation’s vibrant culture and heritage, and reflects upon the 2015 year of food and drink.

  • Mark Hardy, chair of the Association of Play Industries, suggests a change to procurement practices could help local authorities to solve some of the issues affecting local play facilities.

  • In light of the explosion of content, data and information in the public sector, John Mancini of the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM) explains why security must be upheld.

  • In the wake of the floods of Christmas 2015, Mary Dhonau, chief executive of Know Your Flood Risk, talks about what needs to be done at a local level to mitigate the damage from flood water.

 Latest News.....

New longer lorries pose a ‘significant road safety threat’ and should be restricted, the Campaign for Better Transport has warned.

Unison has announced that it will accept a two-year pay deal for local authority workers, following a meeting of local government representatives a

According to a new report by APSE and the New Policy Institute (NPI), councils could be unable to fund services such as parks, highways and refuse collection by 2020.

The government has invested £60 million in accelerating innovation across the Midlands Engine.

Local councilors and MPs have opposed plans for new elected mayors for three rural parts of England, claiming the move would be expensive and an unwanted extra tier of government.

The government is expected to review whether electronic voting in strike ballots should be allowed, as part of a series of changes to the Trade Union Bill.

The Commons environment committee has called for more ‘clean air zones’, targeting polluting vehicle drivers, to be established across cities in England.

 GB Features

Acknowledging the power of purchasing

The Crown Commercial Service brings together policy, advice and direct buying; providing commercial services to the public sector and saving money for the taxpayer. Government Business analyses the latest news, policies and advice from the government department.

Buying with your head above the Clouds

The G-Cloud framework was first launched in 2012 to encourage the uptake of Cloud based solutions for the public sector. Government Business analyses its latest iteration, G-Cloud 7.

Unlocking the business potential of the Internet of Things

Taking place on 12-13 April 2016 at London’s ExCeL, Smart IoT London is the largest and most influential gathering of Internet of Things expertise in the world, for two days of invaluable knowledge sharing.

The stronger, faster, leaner data centre

Data Centre World returns on 12-13 April 2016, bringing an unrivalled line up of world-class suppliers to the data centre sector, thousands of hours of free content and first class peer networking opportunities.

The ultimate journey of discovery

Taking place on 12-13 April at the ExCeL Centre, Cloud Expo Europe returns with its biggest and best instalment to date. Government Business details what to look out for.

Discovering diversity among Scotland’s cities

VisitScotland’s Tom Maxwell describes the nation’s vibrant culture and heritage, and reflects upon the 2015 year of food and drink.

The unpopular difficulty of debt collection

The challenging issue of collecting debts in the public sector requires more clarity, says Sean Feast, Managing Editor of Credit Management magazine, and the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.

Event Diary

Taking place on 18-19 May 2016, FLOODEX is the trade event for flood defence and the water level management sector looking at flood defence, prevention, mitigation and drainage.

 With flooding in Britain forecast to increase and predictions of an escalation of flood instances, it's clear that Britain faces a major problem and a need to identify the most effective solutions.
 

IFSEC International, Europe's largest security exhibition, welcomes over 27,000 global security professionals to ExCeL London to explore the latest innovations and hear from the best in the industry, all under one roof over three days.

It’s going to be a huge year for housing – so make sure you’re at the heart of the debate at Housing 2016.