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LGA calls for greater awareness of modern slavery

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that people need to be more aware of modern slavery, after figures have shown council referrals of potential victims have soared by 78 per cent.

PAC calls for more action on improving CCS

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has advised that the government can make substantial savings from buying common goods and services centrally, but that the results of the its latest attempt to do so have been ‘disappointing’.

English council elections attract most electoral fraud reports

UK police data has revealed that English council elections attracted the most electoral fraud reports in 2016, twice as many as the EU referendum.

Swindon Council sets aside £600,000 to improve education services

Swindon Council has set aside £600,000 over the next three years to help improve educational outcomes set out in its Swindon Challenge strategy.

Council tax lower in Wales than England

Official statistics have shown that council tax in England is on average £171 higher than that of Wales.

LGA calls for ‘full flexibility’ on social care funding

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for ‘full flexibility’ in how they use the £2 billion in new social care funding announced in the Budget, ahead of guidance due to be published by government on how it should be spent.

LGA to work with Design Council to tackle social issues

The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a 16-week programme in partnership with the Design Council to support six local authorities in London with inventing workable solutions to high priority issues affecting their local communities.

DCMS announces successful applicants to libraries fund

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Arts Council England has announced that 30 local authorities’ libraries services from across the country will receive a total of £3.9 million from the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation fund.

 GB Features

GB Top 10 – In defence of flood resilience

Here, in our first Top 10 list, Government Business looks at the Top 10 local authorities for flood resilience

The Crown Commercial Service: GB Interview

Government Business poses some questions to Malcolm Harrison, chief executive of the Crown Commercial Service

The shop window for CV buyers

Government Business previews the Commercial Vehicle Show, including returning manufacturers and industry growth

Digital tools can make planning more transparent

Stefan Webb of Future Cities Catapult's explains why developing technology is key to increasing transparency in the planning sector

Why local authorities should invest in better planning

Dr Michael Harris explains why, even in difficult circumstances, better planning could be one of the best investments that local authorities could make

Putting the LED revolution in the spotlight

The LIA's Peter Hunt analyses the benefits of LED lighting, including the well-publicised increasing efficiency savings and the less known well-being boosts

Capitalising on cutting-edge convention centres

Visit Scotland explore the nation’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and explain what the country has to offer in terms of venues for meeting and events

Inspiring change for the resource economy

Zero Waste Scotland’s Iain Gulland explains what steps have been taken to deliver the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy

 Events

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.

28/03/2017 to 30/03/2017

Calling all Local Authorities for UK’s Largest Flood and Coastal Erosion Event

Event Diary

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.

Calling all Local Authorities for UK’s Largest Flood and Coastal Erosion Event