Analysis

Supporting evidence-based policymaking

17/10/2019

Andrew Carter explains how new guidance will help councils decide what services should be prioritised in the wake of swinging cuts.

Shining the spotlight on local council whistleblowing

14/10/2019

Andy Shettle outlines how councils can create working environments where staff feel able to speak out about concerns surrounding misconduct.

Stockton’s reinvention of the high street

11/10/2019

A town in the North East with a proud industrial heritage is steaming forward into the 21st century with a bold and highly successful regeneration initiative.

Prepare for the 5G revolution

11/10/2019

Local authorities are aware 5G is imminent and could have a dramatic effect on their frontline services according to a survey by The MJ and BT as Michael Burton reports.

Creating a real change

10/10/2019

How can local authorities harness the power of alternative giving to provide more funds for tackling homelessness? Ketan Patel reports.

The safety of data on councillors’ personal devices

08/10/2019

Following the publication of the ICO data protection toolkit for local councils, Liz Page looks in detail at one of the issues highlighted: the use of councillor’s own devices being used for council work purposes.

Cambridge’s pioneering cohousing scheme

07/10/2019

Laura Sharman visits Marmalade Lane – Cambridge’s first cohousing development and the largest scheme of its type in the UK.

Rise in digital construction

04/10/2019

Lee Ramsey explains how digital construction can help local authorities create better buildings and stronger communities.

Changing Tynes

03/10/2019

Heather Jameson talks to Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Mayor, about the main challenges facing the combined authority, the region’s devolution deal, and putting party politics to one side.

Cities of the future

02/10/2019

LGN talks to Steve Austin, systems architect, UK & Ireland, at Signify to find out how councils can create a city that is truly smart by integrating different systems into one central location.

Councils vs network operators?

01/10/2019

The Electronic Communications Code reduces red tape, but in doing so it cuts the potential revenue property owners stand to make and risks pitting local authorities against operators. Zoe Wright reports.

Fit for purpose homes

27/09/2019

With a new report showing the amount of money spent on the repair and maintenance of public housing has hit a 20-year low, Mark Robinson explores how councils can ensure their homes are fit for purpose.

The safety of social housing

26/09/2019

Neil Merrick explores how councils are improving the safety of social housing two years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Safeguarding shake-up

24/09/2019

With local safeguarding children boards being abolished, Neil Merrick finds out what new arrangements councils are setting up in their local areas.

Is innovation too risky for local government?

24/09/2019

Professor Stephen P Osborne examines the role of ‘risk’ in public service innovation.

Slavery in supply chains

20/09/2019

Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy explore what responsibility councils may have in the future to eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.

Maidstone’s growth accelerator

18/09/2019

William Eichler discovers how Maidstone BC managed to improve business survival rates and promote new start-ups through the creation of the Business Terrace.

How to comply with the UK’s new public sector web accessibility laws

17/09/2019

Ross Linnett, founder and CEO of Recite Me, looks at the UK’s new public sector web accessibility laws.

How AI can support the local government accessibility challenge

13/09/2019

With an EU Directive on the accessibility of online platforms coming into force, the public sector should act fast and step up with Artificial Intelligence, says Nathaniel Konzon.

Tackling youth gambling

11/09/2019

Ian Butler explains why local government needs a range of interventions and resources to combat gambling for young people.

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

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