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£7.5 million fund for councils' digital innovation

Councils seeking to transform their public services through digital innovation can now apply to a new £7.5 million fund.

Local government urged to consider electric or hybrid

Local authorities have been encouraged to consider replacing high polluting vehicles with low-emission ones at the end of their working life.

Council’s poor record keeping highlighted in study

An investigation into council spend has revealed large inconsistencies in how local councils keep and record information.

Local gov spending remaining with top suppliers

New research has found that, despite the collapse of Carillion, more than half of English council spending goes to a handful of the top suppliers.

Green fleet plans for Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has announced its ambition to convert its entire fleet to green vehicles.

New funding for social care information sharing

£1.4 million will help demonstrate how digital information sharing can improve care and support for people needing social care services.

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Shared ambitions lead to shared success

Paul Bradbury explains how local government organisations are collaborating to find a smarter way of working using technology

Local authority planning: Unravelling the ties that bind

The private sector needs to better appreciate the current parlous state of local authority planning, writes Sam Dewar

The avenues of opportunity available at your library

You hear library and you instantly think cuts and closures. But there are plenty of examples of where innovation and investment are making a difference

Changing the relationship between the public sector and the cloud

Catherine Kiaie looks at the adoption of the cloud in the public sector and concern over losing control of sensitive data

Smart cities: embracing continuous change

Stuart Patrick details what is happening in Glasgow and how smart digital technologies will impact city centre experience

Fire Safety and contractor competence

Post-Grenfell report, BAFE explain why checking contractor competence is an important step to help reduce risk within a building