Analysis

Improving digital services for citizens with learning disabilities

20/01/2021

Stephan Liebrecht reviews how successfully the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham implemented a new app-based tool to increase the independence of people with learning disabilities.

Lessons learned from the pandemic

19/01/2021

Find out how a recent webinar explored for governments are supporting the health and wellbeing of their communities during the pandemic.

Sampling COVID’s impact on Surrey

14/01/2021

Michael Coughlin describes how Surrey CC is developing a ‘rich and granular’ understanding of how its residents, communities and the local economy are being impacted by the pandemic.

Could safe pedestrianisation secure a greener more prosperous future after COVID?

13/01/2021

Deborah Ainscough discusses the potential benefits of temporary pedestrianisation for local authorities and the safety considerations for pedestrianisation planning.

How local government can increase the ROI of their data investments

12/01/2021

Adam Mayer explains what local councils can do to drive better outcomes from their data.

What do we want our high streets to look like next Christmas?

05/01/2021

Vidhya Alakeson argues that community businesses provide a tremendous opportunity to create vibrant and resilient high streets and communities.

How schools can combat waste

22/12/2020

Michael Taylor, general manager at Skip Hire UK, looks at how schools can combat waste.

Driving community wealth and green jobs in Lewes

17/12/2020

Isaac Stanley looks at how Lewes DC is using the potential of community wealth building to increase opportunities for ‘green’ jobs, and to tackle both economic injustice and the threat posed by climate change.

How to drive employee engagement within local authorities

14/12/2020

James Scott presents four key tips for enhancing communication and uplifting employee engagement within local authorities.

Scope 3 emissions - what are they and why are they so important?

09/12/2020

George Beechener explains how Scope 3 emissions work and why they’re so important.

The new cap on Public Sector Exit Payments

03/12/2020

Charles Pallot outlines the new Restrictions on Public Sector Exit Payments for local authorities and the clash with LGPS strain payments.

Garden communities – context and complexities

27/11/2020

David Churchill warns the Local Plan process could potentially cripple the delivering of ambitious long-term development projects.

How local authorities can unlock the potential of data

23/11/2020

Dan Thompson explores how local authorities can tap into the value of the data at their fingertips.

Creating a greener local government

19/11/2020

Mark Doyle, a senior corporate account manager at Gazprom Energy, looks at how to create a greener local government.

Meeting Government green targets: How to stay ahead of the curve

16/11/2020

Jo Mills argues the UK’s green recovery must be at the forefront of the public sector’s agenda to ensure local authorities are on track to meet 2050 net-zero targets

Managing uncertainty - Children’s services and the COVID effect

09/11/2020

Jo Porter outlines what further steps central government and local authorities should take to ensure that the wellbeing of vulnerable children is prioritised if or when referrals spike.

Supporting our young people in the path to economic recovery

03/11/2020

Clare Hatton explains how the West Midlands Combined Authority has made it a priority to support all young people, but especially those not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Making a holistic case for devolution

28/10/2020

Penny Rinta-Suksi argues the Government needs to make a holistic case for devolution, and back it with legislation.

The regeneration of transport-linked land

27/10/2020

Transport-linked land must form an integral part of new local plans, argues Nick Markham.

Taking planning and building control to the cloud

22/10/2020

Elena White explains how Isle of Anglesey County Council has been utilising the cloud to transform its planning and building control applications.

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