Recognising the potential in our cities

Cllr Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council and chair of Core Cities UK, explains why the answers to many post-Brexit questions lie in our cities

The time of the library is now

Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our local communities

Flood prevention - it’s a necessity

Flood Expo, taking place on 12-13 October 2016, is the 'must attend' event for all flooding industry professionals

The search for sustainability and resilience

How can we turn water flood risk into a sustainable solution? Government Business discusses the topic with Lee Harriman of Crocodile Flood Solutions

Parks are at a tipping point

Is the significant impact that parks have on public health recognised in funding? Mark Camley, chair of The Parks Alliance, answers the question

Risk role crucial to children’s services

Wayne Rigby discusses the unique value of local authority risk practitioners in supporting and managing children’s services risk, complaints and claims

Time for procurement to lead the way

Procurement professionals have an important post-Brexit role to play in dictating future commercial success, says CIPS's David Noble

Striving for Total Leadership

Everyone has leadership potential, and Graeme McDonald, director of Solace, highlights some of the ways in which it can be developed

Obesity – what are the consequences for your department?

Charlotte Cross examines the obesity crisis facing the public sector workforce and what steps we should take to combat the growing trend

Developing strong flood policies

Lincolnshire County Council's Richard Wills discusses why collaboration is key in ensuring further investment and appropriate consideration


Event Diary

Led by the Environment Agency, this conference and exhibition attracts key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including civil engineers, transport officials, local authorities, infrastructure owners, utility companies, product manufacturers, consultancies, contractors, businesses, community groups and universities.

The fourth Public Sector Procurement Summit will welcome back over 250 commercial professionals, with the aim of determining the market reforms, skills policies and data initiatives required to ‘improve commercial capability’.