Nine ways to create a good design code


Jane Dann outlines the nine steps that local authorities can take to get a good code in place.

The need for Green Belt reform


With only four references to the Green Belt in the Levelling Up White Paper, Karen Charles asks if a change to the Green Belt is inevitable?

Hoax calls: How local authorities can protect themselves


Mike Wills discusses how local authorities can protect themselves against attacks designed to trick, embarrass, steal and defraud.

Changes to food waste collection and recycling: What actions do councils need to take?


Ben Thomson, solicitor at Ashfords, looks at what actions councils need to take in light of the changes to food waste collection and recycling.

Assessing Prevent


The voices of Prevent’s detractors have become louder. But for those with experience of the initiative within local government, cutting councils out of the loop will fail to solve the problems. Paul Marinko reports.

Low carbon approaches to road maintenance


Rick Green talks about the findings of this year’s Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey regarding the measures being taken on the path to net zero asphalt.

All shook up: redesigning Britain's energy system for Net Zero


Polly Billington argues local leaders should be at the heart of rebuilding energy networks.

A deep dive into levelling up


A new research programme is developing a prototype for levelling up rooted in the local through a series of focused studies of communities. Adam Hawksbee reports from the first visits to Oldham and Walsall.

Meeting new water consumption targets


Dr Glyn Hyett explains how water re-use systems can help local authorities avoid floods and droughts, and make carbon footprint savings at the same time.

Local authorities’ pivotal role in levelling up through collaborative, value-led procurement


Exploring the link between true levelling up and procurement, Elaine Elkington addresses how and why local authorities and public sector organisations play a key role in unlocking equity for ‘left behind’ areas.

Inspiring local councils to take further action on net zero


William Eichler finds out how councils are tackling the climate emergency, what success stories there have been, and what the barriers are to making progress.

Conscious digital transformation in local government


Russell MacDonald explores the challenges affecting local government and their impact on transformation, cloud adoption and ultimately the experience of the citizens they support.

How to comply with the new sanctions triggered by the war in Ukraine


Barley Laing outlines how local authorities can ensure they comply with new sanctions to avoid facing a hefty fine.

Why local authorities need to re-think the role of urban farming in their planning


New evidence from urban areas has shown that any space used for growing food provides all kinds of benefits to the eco-system and people's health. Dr Dan Evans reports.

Family Courts pioneering approach to support domestic abuse victims


Filomena Sterkaj outlines how a new pilot aims to better support victims of domestic abuse.

What are the key considerations when rolling out a successful Clean Air Zone scheme?


Chris Taylor shares five key considerations for local authorities when rolling out a successful Clean Air Zone scheme – no matter where they are on their journey.

Honouring the Ukrainian spirit


The events in Ukraine have provided a timely reminder of how important our democracy is and how much we can lose. And, as Dr Jonathan Carr-West explains, councils have a vital role to play both immediately and further beyond back on home territory.

The Subsidy Control Bill: Legal certainty vs flexibility


Angelica Hymers and Alex Kynoch offer advice on the Government’s indicative regulations and guidance on the Subsidy Control Bill.

Unlocking development in local authority areas impacted by nitrate pollution


Matthew Stimson explores the issue of nitrate pollution and the potential role of local authorities in helping unlock development in effected areas.

The UK Infrastructure Bank's first loan to Tees Valley


What does the first 50-year £107m loan from the UK Infrastructure Bank mean for local government seeking investment? Mark Casey explains.

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