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Combustible cladding system ban urged by MPs

MPs have urged for an extension of combustible cladding ban and action to tackle conflicts of interest in construction industry.

Empty homes should pay double council tax

The Local Government Association has urged for councils to have the powers to double the rate of extra council tax on empty homes.

National youth groups receive funding boost

Lord Bourne has announced £250,000 to give more young people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to join national youth groups.

Record-breaking number of green flags for UK green spaces

In the 22nd year of the Green Flag Awards, a record number 1,883 Green Flags have been awarded to green spaces across the UK.

Three-year high for pothole-related breakdowns

The RAC has reported a 15 per cent rise in the number of drivers breaking down after hitting potholes on local roads.

New panel to advise on future of the high street

Jake Berry has announced the appointment of a panel of experts to diagnose issues that currently affect the health of our high streets.

 GB Features

Tackling the housing crisis: a planner’s perspective

Where are the future new sites going to come from that will enable us to build the houses we need? Sam Dewar explores

Government Business: 2018’s interesting reads

As we reach halfway through 2018, Government Business lists our top read features and news articles since January.

Revaluing parks and green spaces

Few public services have such a cross-cutting impact as parks and green spaces. Helen Griffiths explains why

A county council perspective

Discussing the latest issues affecting local government, Cllr Ian Hudspeth addresses county school transport funding

We all tumble down? Maintaining Britain’s car parks

Glenn Dives establishes the importance of car parks and outlines the ways in which they can be maintained

Encouraging local authority solar use

The public sector can already make most applications of solar work for the communities they serve today, says the Solar Trade Association

 Events

19/09/2018 to 20/09/2018

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.

Event Diary

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.