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£4m for congestion cutting tech products

The Department for Transport is awarding £4 million for tech projects that will help cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment

Benefit sanction variations unacceptable

A report by the Public Accounts Committee has urged the Department for Work & Pensions to review the use of sanctions.

£10m local action fund to tackle climate change

Nicola Sturgeon has announced almost £10 million of funding to support local organisations across Scotland to tackle climate change.

Four Liverpool libraries face closure

Four libraries in Liverpool are facing closure as a result of cuts, meaning the city will have lost over half of its libraries in the last two years.

Northamptonshire council staff told to ‘work in libraries’

Staff at Northamptonshire County Council have been told to work in a library or from home because of a delay to work to the council’s new headquarters.

Welsh councils cut spend on hearing equipment by 15 per cent, figures show

Figures obtained by Action on Hearing Loss Cymru has indicated that spending on specialist equipment for people who have hearing loss has been cut by an average of 15 per cent over the past four years.

Council tax rise unlikely to recompense funding cuts

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that council tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent the need for further cuts to local services over the coming year.

Potholes to rise due to rise in use of heavy lorries, LGA warns

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that pothole levels are likely to surge because of a spike in levels of heavier lorries wearing down roads.

 GB Features

2017 – more exceptional times in public sector pensions?

Helen Forrest Hall outlines where the public sector currently lies in the pensions industry and what to expect in the next financial year

Showcasing sustainability at Ecobuild

Ecobuild will return on 7-9 March with a renewed focus on enabling sustainable construction for 2017 and beyond

Draining before it is raining

The Land Drainage Contractors Association explains why installing more land drainage to prevent flooding is not as crazy as it sounds

Designing a better ageing experience

Transform Ageing, a new Design Council initiative could improve the experience of later life for everyone. Chris Finnegan of the Design Council explains why

Recycling, reuse and resource efficiency

Pat Jennings looks at the recent Reuse in the UK report and discusses the wastes management obstacles in the current reuse landscape

Three days to save a life

The Health & Safety Event is the perfect event for anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace. GB previews the show

The UK’s largest flood and coastal erosion event

Led again by the Environment Agency, the second edition of Flood and Coast will take place in Telford, 28-30 March 2017.

Think procurement is just a process?

David Noble, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, analyses where the procurement industry is heading

 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.

21/03/2017 to 23/03/2017

The Health & Safety Event provides the perfect networking and educational opportunity to anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace, anywhere in the UK.

07/03/2017 to 09/03/2017

Ecobuild is the UK's largest and number one event for specifiers across the built environment.

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.

The Health & Safety Event provides the perfect networking and educational opportunity to anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace, anywhere in the UK.

Ecobuild is the UK's largest and number one event for specifiers across the built environment. No other UK event attracts 33,319 high calibre, senior level decision makers and influencers from architects and developers to local government and major infrastructure clients.