GDPR - Key points for local and central government

Julie Nixon and Melanie Schwindt discuss GDPR and offer key recommendations to ensure UK companies are prepared come May next year

Funding, county economics and the need for resources

Cllr Philip Atkins explains why the upcoming Budget is an opportunity to empower counties to boost economic growth

A new approach to litter and flytipping

Iain Gulland reflects upon the importance of the Litter Prevention Action Plan and how council action can make a difference for the environment

Tackling the Greater South East’s housing crisis

Anthony Breach explains why policy makers need to be braver in addressing the current housing crisis and build on the green belt

Natural flood management in the Stroud Valleys

Chris Uttley discusses the Stroud Valleys Rural Sustainable Drainage Partnership Project

£2.6bn spend on IT for public sector

Dan Saxby explains what has enabled the current sea change in government technology spend - and what the future might hold

Setting the record straight on GDPR

Victoria Cetinkaya, from the Information Commissioner’s Office, looks at the main aims and principles of GDPR and dispels some of the recent misconceptions

Adopting a ‘transparency manifesto’

Louisa Dean, of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, looks at the benefits of creating a touchless digital council

Lighting up city streets with ‘Smart City’ technology

Several UK cities are looking to initiate smart projects and developments to improve the efficiency of local services, enhance sustainability and develop their competitiveness. Ian Tyrer and Chris Wilkinson explain why

Christmas trees - getting value for money

The BCTGA look at the supply of Christmas trees in the UK and the importance for authorities of sourcing them locally

Making the most of G-Cloud

Jake Madders, co-founder and director of Hyve Managed Hosting, outlines some crib sheet questions to ask every cloud provider

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Ruth Fisher discusses the Christmas infrastructure across Scotland’s capital city centre, looking at the successes of the event

brexit: An environmental opportunity?

Will Brexit affect the environment and how can the UK's metro mayors maintain sustainable programmes for their regions?

Smarter energy for a more efficient authority

September’s GB Top 10 investigates how local authorities across the UK are improving their energy efficiency

How can cities stop car being king?

Cutting down on the number of commuters using cars for short journeys will be key to easing congestion, says Adeline Bailly.

Natural flood management – taking it forward

Steve Maslen explains how natural flood management might effectively be applied to communities at risk of flooding

Fire safety legislation and refurbishment

Catherine Nelms, of the Fire Industry Association, explains why fire safety legislation must be adhered to through any planning or refurbishment process

Europe’s largest environmental exhibition

The Contamination Expo, the standout event of the year for contamination professionals, is coming to London’s ExCeL in September


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.