Analysis

Simple steps to improve cybersecurity

24/01/2020

Sameer Dixit argues security is a weak point in councils' armour and outlines ways local authorities can anticipate and plan for cyberattacks.

Let’s tell a new story

23/01/2020

Graham Allen says a focus on social care being solely about getting people out of hospital only diverts attention from keeping as many people as possible away from unnecessary admission.

Drones in local government – getting it right

21/01/2020

Chris Gee outlines the key findings of recent research into the use of drone technology by local councils.

Tackling the climate emergency

15/01/2020

Duncan Price explores why everyone needs to take responsibility and action in order to meet the Government’s 2050 net zero target.

Councils as modular building champions

15/01/2020

Ruby Giblin calls on councils to use their access to public borrowing to help grow modular building.

Making drones work in local government

14/01/2020

Chris Gee outlines the key findings of recent research into the use of drone technology by local councils.

Rethinking the tech skills gap in local government

13/01/2020

Nick Walrond explains how how can local government attract candidates with the right tech skills, while avoiding long-standing vacancies or needing to outsource the role altogether.

LGPS: Unlocking infrastructure

10/01/2020

Pension funds can play an important role backing useful projects such as railway infrastructure, water companies and green energy. Mark Whitehead met a man whose organisation invests local government pensions constructively.

Building a better healthcare cluster

09/01/2020

Outside of the Golden Triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London, only the North West has been able to develop successful science and technology clusters. Neil Murray reports.

Lost in translation: sustainability down the construction supply chain

08/01/2020

Luke Deamer, Erica Russell and Jacquetta Lee explore sustainability down the construction supply chain.

Digging Up Britain

06/01/2020

Richard Broome discusses the recent Digging Up Britain 2019 report and draws on its findings to assess how vulnerable local government infrastructure is to strikes during excavation.

Visionary housing for the elderly

19/12/2019

A project in London has linked private and public sectors to provide quality care for older people alongside a block of luxury apartments, Mark Whitehead says.

Maximising the benefits of One Public Estate

18/12/2019

Donna Heath says a new approach to construction could help boost the outcomes of the Government’s One Public Estate programme.

Renewables at no upfront cost?

16/12/2019

Rebecca Lawson explains why local authorities are embracing community energy.

In a nutshell: What the election result means for local government

13/12/2019

With the Conservative party securing its biggest majority since the 1980s, what does this mean for local government?

Measuring the true value of community transport

11/12/2019

ECT Charity explains why community transport is worth its weight in savings.

Providing sanctuary for refugees

10/12/2019

Neil Merrick finds out what councils across the country are doing to welcome and resettle Syrian refugees.

PWLB hike: A rise too far?

09/12/2019

What impact will the increase to the Public Works Loan Board rate have on councils’ housing and other capital schemes? Neil Merrick investigates.

Effectively managing micro-mobility systems

05/12/2019

Giles K Bailey explains how local authorities can ensure micro-mobility systems delivering their full potential.

It’s party time

05/12/2019

Paul Marinko tries to help the sector navigate the web of policy commitments for local government on offer after 12 December.

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Managing short-term lets

Deborah Heather explores the issue of homestay rentals and managing short-term lets within council boundaries.
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