Swansea takes delivery of 40 electric vans

Swansea Council has taken delivery of forty electric vans, making it the largest electric van fleet in Wales.

Cars should be banned from school gates

Living Streets has set out 21 recommendations to enable more children to walk to and from school and fight air pollution.

Smart technology to boost Derby’s highway network

Derby City Council is rolling out cutting edge smart technology to the city’s road network, which will help create a digital map of Derby’s road sign inventory.

England facing shortfall of four million homes

The National Housing Federation has revealed that England’s total housing need backlog has reached four million homes.

Fundamental reform is needed to improve building safety

Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations has controversially not urged for a ban on flammable cladding.

Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system, says charity

The Alzheimer's Society has claimed that vulnerable people struggling with dementia have been left to ‘fend for themselves’.

Special guardian policy left many families out of pocket

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found problems in the way North Tyneside Council was paying support to special guardians.

Government to fully fund unsafe cladding removal in social housing

The government will fully fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding by councils and housing associations, estimated at £400 million.

Major council homebuilding boost in London

Sadiq Khan has announced a major boost to London councils to help get 10,000 new council homes underway over the next four years.

Social care reform encountering fork in the road

New analysis of funding pressures on social care services have emphasised the worrying lack of progress on social care reform in the UK.

New guidance to help councils tackle climate change

New guidance has been made available on policy and legislation which can be used to address climate change at a local level.

Parliament join surge to crack down on plastics

Parliamentary staff are to be encouraged to put sustainability at the heart of their work and phase out plastic bottles, cups, bags and cutlery.

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Event Diary

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