What next for local authority fire safety?

In light of the Grenfell Tower fire last month, GB looks at the safety regulations and what can be done to prevent future large-scale fires

Not letting recycling innovation go to waste

In the third of our Top 10 series, Government Business analyses local authority examples of efficient recycling and waste management

Hot air balloons and Banksy in Bristol

Innovative, sustainable and creative … Bristol delivers all three factors and more in a vibrant city where business and leisure collide in one accessible package

A fresh approach from the firework industry

Jon Wilson explains the importance of risk assessment when planning large scale firework or pyrotechnic displays, as well as the new PyroPass launch

The importance of effective events security

There has never been a more important time to stress the vital role that security products and personnel play in keeping events secure, says James Kelly.

The transformative power of the cloud

John Jackson shares his thoughts on the London SuperCloud which will save the public sector a potential £1 billion a year.

Birmingham City Council: From zero to hero

Paula Buckley, assistant director of customer services at Birmingham City Council, looks at the importance of creating immediate dialogue between authority and residents through an easily accessible and mobile responsive council website

Implication of GDPR on data processors

Steve Mellings looks at the implications of Brexit on data protection in the UK, and what local authorities should be aware of

Delivering software and growing digital

Niall Quinn of the CCS discusses the aims, objectives and impact of the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework, and the growing importance of digital

LEDs: Longer lasting and more efficient

Brendan Keely reflects upon the efficiency savings that LEDs provide and the growing versatility of the technology

Re-evaluating recycling rates and resource policy

Following the recent General Election, Lee Marshall considers what the future waste and resource policy in the UK may look like

Making changes for the better

Rachel Pinto examines what employers can do to improve the mental health and well-being of their staff, especially during times of change.

Water management in the face of droughts

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

Smart Cities, Big Data and the Built Environment

Tim Dixon looks at how the smart city agenda offers exciting benefits and opportunities for local authorities

GB Top 10 - Children’s services

Government Business analyses the state of children services by focusing on the top 10 performing local authorities for their child care offering

he commercialism agenda through the eyes of a risk manager

Alarm's Jane O’Leary discusses the opportunities and challenges of new local authority service delivery models

All the ingredients for affordable conferencing

The Liverpool Convention Bureau look at how the public sector could benefit from holding their events in the Liverpool region

Data protection: a necessity not a choice

With local authorities moving towards smarter services, Big Brother Watch looks at the importance of local authority data security

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