Financial leadership key to public sector digital transformation

Technology advances in public services requires effective leadership, organisational engagement, and insightful risk management, says CIPFA.

Two new council-backed energy tariffs in Bath

Two new energy tariffs by Our Power, offering a choice of affordable energy deals, have been supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Nottingham decides against Clean Air Zone

Nottingham City Council has claimed that existing measures already under way to improve air quality mean a Clean Air Zone is no longer being considered.

Drivers still need persuading of EV benefits

Most drivers still see too many barriers to their early adoption of electric vehicles, although more younger people would like to own one compared to their parents.

https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/13144

The IFS has revealed that total school spending per pupil in England fell by approximately eight per cent in real terms between 2010 and 2018.

CCS launches FM Marketplace framework agreement

The CCS has launched the Facilities Management Marketplace agreement - the first agreement under the new, simplified Public Sector Contract.

Plans for ‘outstanding’ digital connectivity across Cambridgeshire

A new strategy is being launched across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to significantly improve mobile, broadband and public Wi-Fi coverage.

Joint chief executive for Cherwell and Oxfordshire councils

County councillors in Oxfordshire have approved a proposal for a joint chief executive with Cherwell District Council.

Newcastle cabinet to consider leading ‘smart city’ proposals

A new report to transform Newcastle into the UK’s leading ‘smart city’ will be considered by Newcastle City Council’s cabinet.

Government not learning from high-profile academy failures

In its rush to convert large numbers of schools to academies, the government has failed to learn the lessons from high-profile academy failures.

Mobile phone detection first on Norfolk’s roads

Norfolk County Council is trialling a new mobile phone detection system on the county’s roads, which is the first system of its kind to be used in the UK.

‘Golden opportunity’ to switch to low cost energy

Britain has a ‘golden opportunity’ to switch to greener ways of providing energy, but only if ministers act and back it soon.

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