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City Region secures £1.1 billion deal

The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region has secured a £1.1 billion deal from the UK and Scottish governments.

Hove’s Kings House sold

Contracts have been exchanged with regards to the sale of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Grade II listed building.

Government borrowing rose to £6.9 billion in June

Public sector net borrowing increased by £2 billion to £6.9 billion in June 2017 compared to June 2016, new figures show.

£13 million Woodland Creation grant confirmed

A £13 million fund to increase England’s woodland has been confirmed by the Forestry Minister.

£27 million Northumberland flood scheme completed

The Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council’s multi-million pound flood scheme in Morpeth is complete.

Regional cities must rebalance Britain’s London-centric investment market

Cities across the North, Midlands and Wales must take the lead to attract a greater share of the private sector investment, a new report says.

Grow Green project for healthier Manchester

Manchester is set to lead a new European Commission-funded project to help cities create a healthier urban environment.

Mayor debunks myth London receives more than fair share on transport schemes

Sadiq Khan has released a report which invalidates the myth that London receives more than the rest of the country for transport.

 GB Features

RWM 2017 – where policy-makers meet

Bigger, better and more collaborative, RWM is tailor-made for policymakers from central and local government. Event director Nicola Meadows previews the show

Innovative ideas to combat the threat of flooding

Running on the 27-28 September, the he largest flood exhibition and conference in the world will showcase the innovative products and infrastructure reinventing the way that flooding across the globe is predicted, prevented and managed. GB looks ahead to the Flood Expo

Are you ready to lead the ULEV charge?

With UK ULEV registrations topping 100,000, perhaps now is the best time for public fleets to take the plunge, says Andy Eastlake

Procurement contingency plans beginning to form

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply expand upon the findings of its recent survey, which looks at business supplier trends amid Brexit talks

What next for local authority fire safety?

In light of the Grenfell Tower fire last month, GB looks at the safety regulations and what can be done to prevent future large-scale fires

Not letting recycling innovation go to waste

In the third of our Top 10 series, Government Business analyses local authority examples of efficient recycling and waste management

Hot air balloons and Banksy in Bristol

Innovative, sustainable and creative … Bristol delivers all three factors and more in a vibrant city where business and leisure collide in one accessible package

A fresh approach from the firework industry

Jon Wilson explains the importance of risk assessment when planning large scale firework or pyrotechnic displays, as well as the new PyroPass launch

 Events

27/09/2017 to 28/09/2017

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

20/09/2017 to 21/09/2017

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

17/10/2017 to 18/10/2017

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.

Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.