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‘Fourth option’ available for council property projects

A new property model could deliver up to £6 billion worth of investment in construction if adopted by all councils across England, a new report argues.

Calls for government to bring in new Clean Air Act

The government is under renewed pressure to introduce a new Clean Air Act to tackle the UK’s toxic levels of air pollution.

Cornwall charging £4,000 for disabled bay

People with disabilities are being charged £3,800 by Cornwall Council for a designated parking bay outside their homes.

Grenfell survivors urge council to keep volunteer therapists

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are urging the council not to axe the services of 15 volunteer complementary therapists who have been supporting victims since the tragedy.

Oxfordshire agrees £10m Carillion exit deal

A contract with liquidated construction company Carillion to carry out work in Oxfordshire has been terminated early.

Better child healthcare needed in England

The health of children in England is being harmed by public sector cuts and ‘disjointed’ government policies, a report has found.

Sheltered housing neglect and abuse claims rising

Over 30,000 allegations of abuse and neglect were received by UK councils concerning sheltered housing residents between 1 April 2014 and 1 November 2017.

Council Tax increase to protect frontline services

Hertfordshire has proposed to adopt the general council tax increase to meet the challenges of increased demand for services from an ageing population.

 GB Features

Acting together: Tackling risk in construction

Lesley Balkham explains how the Health & Safety Executive is working with industry to tackle risk in the construction sector

The importance of web accessibility

The local government sector can no longer ignore the importance of web accessibility, says Hilary Stephenson

Cycling can revitalise UK towns and cities

Investing in cycling infrastructure and enabling more people to get around by is one of the best ways to revitalise towns and city centres, writes Rachel White

Driving towards a greener fleet future

Dundee has been described as ‘leading the way’ with its electrical vehicle infrastructure making it one of the most EV-friendly places in the UK. Rebecca Wallace explains why

Improving people’s experiences of social care

Alice Maynard, chair of NICE's guideline committee, discusses new social care guidance and how to provide a positive care experience

The top read GB articles of 2017

The future of local government is unclear, with 2018 beginning amid the same financial uncertainty. GB takes a look back at our top read features from last year

Fighting back against fraud

In an age of cyber crime, ransomware and identity theft, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is taking the lead in tackling fraud, financial crime and money laundering

Improving the life chances of Essex’s young people

Essex County Council is creating a single record of a child from birth to adulthood. Emma Toublic discusses the initiative's positive impact

 Events

23/01/2018 to 25/01/2018

London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

06/03/2018 to 08/03/2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

05/03/2018 to 08/03/2018

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.

Event Diary

London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.