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Council-run crisis support schemes failing people

The Children’s Society and the Church of England have warned that crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively.

Dorset merger given final green light despite challenges

Legislation has now passed in both Houses of Parliament ensuring that Dorset will be served by two brand new unitary councils from April 2019.

165,000 homes could be built without local scrutiny

Current housebuilding targets are running the risk of allowing nearly 165,000 new homes to bypass scrutiny by the local community.

£1m fund to protect London pupils from pollution

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new £1 million fund to help some of London’s most polluted primary schools fight poor air quality.

Increasingly difficult to fund free school transport

The County Councils Network has warned that it is becoming increasingly difficult to fund free school transport for pupils in rural areas.

Sprinklers to be installed in all new Cornwall homes

Cornwall Council has pledged to keep residents safe from house fires by agreeing to install sprinklers in all homes the authority builds.

 GB Features

Following great practice to tackle public sector recruitment

Karen Grave looks at the pressures impacting on our workforce and shares examples of those leading the way in public sector recruitment

Local government IT systems: renew not replace

Richard Whomes discusses the IT problems facing local governments and how tackling these could improve services

A policy shift: making clean air a reality

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's Tony Lewis looks at why the government must change its approach to tackling air quality

Tackling unhealthy working practices

How can organisations reduce unhealthy workplace practices by focusing on line management, leadership and culture?

Stepping up to improve air quality

There are a number of encouraging examples of public sector organisations tackling air pollution in their areas. Dominic Phinn shares some examples

First aid at work – Your legal requirements

First Aid for Life’s Emma Hammett discusses the legal requirements surrounding first aid provision in the workplace