New local energy initiative in Brighton

Your Energy Sussex, a partnership of Sussex local authorities, has set up an energy tariff scheme for residents across the county.

Radical ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford revealed

Oxfordshire County Council has revealed a range of new ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford and take the strain off of the city’s transport infrastructure.

Northamptonshire County Council to be investigated

Sajid Javid has appointed an inspector to investigate concerns of financial management and governance at Northamptonshire County Council.

Brighton pinpoints potential housing brownfield sites

Brighton City Council has identified 180 brownfield sites as having potential to provide space for a number of new homes that the region needs.

£330 million to tackle societal challenges

£330 million from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help the homeless and disadvantaged young people over the next four years.

Liverpool most expensive council-run parking outside of London

Liverpool tops the list of cities outside of London where you’ll find the most expensive lead-in prices to park in council-run spaces.

£43 million budget deficit to prompt 153 job losses

Doncaster Council has confirmed that it will be forced to make an additional 153 job reductions as it attempts to balance the books.

100,000 more properties better protected against flooding

Since April 2015, the Defra and the Environment Agency have seen 350 new flood schemes built, which is offering flood protection to 100,000 more properties.

Docked bike hire scheme for Cardiff

From May 2018, Cardiff will see the introduction of 250 bikes across 25 docking stations in the city.

Councils can add extra one per cent onto council tax bills

Speaking in the House of Commons, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that councils will be allowed to increase their core council tax.

Nottingham highlights ‘tipping point’ for council budget

Nottingham City Council is aiming to save another £27 million its budget next year, but has warned that rising costs and funding cuts have left it

£160m boost for Welsh public services

Welsh local authorities will receive an additional £20 million in 2018-19 and £40 million in 2019-20 to support local services.

Innovative solar framework for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has launched a renewable energy framework to boost the growing number of solar projects in the city.

Improvement needed in civil service gender pay gap

Women are paid less than men across the civil service, with women earning 16.9 per cent less than male colleagues in some departments.

Middlesbrough Council headquarters 'not fit for purpose'

Middlesbrough Council has argued that its current headquarters are ‘not fit for purpose’ and is seeking to relocate to a new city centre base.


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.