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Parents in the UK are unhappy with local play facilities for children and think more funding should be allocated, according to research from the Association of Play Industries (API).

A Socitm survey has released findings indicating 70 per cent of councils provide a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ parking service online.

MP’s have agreed a tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as a measure to tackle child obesity in England.

Lancashire County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council have both announced plans to generate significant savings by losing staff.

The Financial Conduct Authority have approved plans to pool £25 billion of local authority pension funds.

 GB Features

In August, a £26 million fund was announced for house builders that will be used to acquire brownfield sites to provide land for starter homes

The Crown Commercial Service Postal Goods and Services framework agreement provides access to public sector bodies across a range of roles for the provision of postal goods

In August, privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch revealed that local authorities recorded 4,236 data breaches over a three year period. Government Business analyses aspects of the report and asks whether the data we submit is really secure?

Steve Lee, of the Chartered Institiute of Waste Management, advises that the policy landscape for waste and recycling should be a major consideration for local authorities.

The Business Show, taking place on 3-4 December, offers a wealth of opportunity, advice and information crucial for ongoing business growth within a challenging economy.

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Located at the very heart of the UK, at the premier National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, The ACR Show (16-18 February 2016) is the ONLY national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors