A local government perspective

Discussing the latest issues affecting local government, Cllr Judith Blake discusses contingency planning for winter weather

Local authorities can set the standard for the electric revolution

Poppy Welch looks at the role of local authorities in setting a green driving agenda and the schemes available to councils across England

A county council perspective

Discussing the latest issues affecting local government, Cllr Philip Atkins addresses the housing affordability crisis

Creative responses to water stress needed now

As the threat of drought becomes a reality in the UK, Claire Hoolohan considers how we might change the way society uses water

Flooring and reducing fall injuries

Ashley Martin explains why installing and maintaining appropriate flooring is key in preventing falls and trips, especially among the elderly

The inside information on indoor air quality

Russell Beattie looks at the impact ventilation systems have on indoor air quality and explains why it is time to introduce a clearly defined assessment method

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

When do we know we are GDPR compliant?

What exactly does it mean to be ‘GDPR compliant?’  The British Security Industry Association's Don Robbins discusses

Sprinklers ensure resilience for businesses

The inclusion of a sprinkler system can prevent major financial and equipment losses for businesses, says the Business Sprinkler Alliance

What does the risk professional of 2030 look like?

How can risk professionals in the public sector be trained as they tackle the many challenges that face them? Jane O’Leary discusses

The litter challenge: tidying beyond our doorstep

Keep Britain Tidy’s Helen Bingham looks at the importance of councils seeking cleaner towns and cities and how local change can make a global difference

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

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