• The Federation of Communication Services gives a broad look at the rapid development of communications in recent years, taking into account how users needs have changed.

  • Floods during the winter of 2015-16 devastated communities across the North West of England. Government Business looks at what’s being done to prevent future problems in one of the hardest hit areas, Cumbria.

  • Lee Marshall discusses the possibility of pay to throw as well as circular economy thinking.

  • Alan Mackenzie outlines the key findings from this year’s Asphalt Industry Alliance survey and why they clearly indicate that the battle to rescue our crumbling local roads network is being lost.

    The challenges ahead for our local roads
  • Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and sustainability, uses recent experiences from her council’s pursuit to lower emissions to explore the ways that local authorities can reduce pollution and encourage people to take up low emission vehicles.

 Latest News.....

Following a weekend of major disruption for cross-Channel travellers, the government has been urged to invest more in road infrastructure in Dover.

16 of Scotland’s 32 councils have signed up to the Scottish Household Recycling Charter, aiming to create a more consistent approach to recycling.

The Tax Payers Alliance (TPA) is urging the government to abolish the ‘unfair’ stamp duty, as it is preventing people buying their own home.

Thirteen winners will receive a share of the government’s £30 million low emission bus fund to add 326 new buses to their fleets.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be given extra powers to reject betting shop applications.

Reform Scotland has called for councils to be given a greater role in Scottish policing, in order to increase local accountability.

The government has passed a new law which means all local authorities must ensure that staff dealing with the public can speak fluent English.

 GB Features

London: The Capital of the cutting-edge

As a destination, London has plenty to offer those seeking conferencing and events venues. London & Partners explain the multifaceted reasons why London keeps thriving within the sector.

Where to look when you are about to book

Is it all about location, location, location? Government Business provides a holistic analysis of what the public sector should look for when booking facilities for conferences and events.

Putting purchasing power in safe hands

All those involved in emergency prevention, response and recovery will be attending the Emergency Services Show. Government Business reveals what the industry can expect.

Putting purchasing power in safe hands

The Crown Commercial Service provides commercial services to the public sector, saving money for the taxpayer. Government Business analyses the latest news, policies and agreements.

Exercising the need for local leisure centres

There is a lot of pressure on local authority leisure facilities to combat and re-energise an inactive generation. Duncan Wood-Allum, of SLC, addresses the importance of facility development in local authorities to engage more residents in exercise.

Bringing home the benefits of community greenspace

Stacey Aplin looks at how the pocket park revolution is transforming our local spaces.

Practical business benefits for the leisure industry

Held at the NEC Birmingham, Leisure Industry Week runs from 20-21 September and will cover a wide range of topics including Sport & Physical Activity, Play and Training & Nutrition.

Event Diary

The Emergency Services Show takes place this year at Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham from 21-22 September 2016.

The ONLY UK event for all emergency responders where you can:

Leisure Industry Week is the heartbeat of the UK leisure industry. Designed to offer delegates genuine world class education and practical business benefits with a focus on delivering real commercial benefits through attracting new customers and driving down operational costs.

The Flood Expo is the largest event of its kind in the world presenting solutions to widespread flooding problems from the world’s leading flood prevention companies.