Analysis

Contact tracing apps: Considerations for local authorities

27/05/2020

Dr Nathaniel O'Grady outlines what four key points should be considered by local authorities before the roll-out of the tracing app begins.

The power of local systems to save lives

22/05/2020

Councils and their partners could do even more to contain the spread of COVID-19 if properly funded to undertake a robust localised system of testing, tracking and tracing, argues Professor Donna Hall.

Participatory budgeting

21/05/2020

Evgeny Barkov explains what participatory budgeting means and how it can reveal what citizens need.

Cyber crisis management

18/05/2020

Richard Stephenson outlines cybersecurity issues to be aware of during the pandemic and how to minimize risk.

Covid-19: Wirral Council workforce case study

13/05/2020

Wirral Council explains how it has managed to engage and support its workforce during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Protecting local businesses and economies

12/05/2020

Steve Bratt is calling on local government to engage in collaborative discussions to help resolve contractual disputes arising from the pandemic.

Construction contract clauses can prevent Covid-19 legal battles

05/05/2020

Adrian Hill explains what local authorities need to do to navigate the potential implications of Covid-19 to delays on project completions within NEC contracts agreements.

Investing in commercial property amidst Covid-19

04/05/2020

A new inquiry will explore investments in commercial property by councils. Lucy Woods explains what the inquiry is likely to look into, the implications for local authorities and what changes they may have to make.

Charities call for frontline feedback

29/04/2020

Sam Royston calls on emergency support providers to provide feedback on how Covid-19 is affecting their services.

Making use of a force majeure provision

27/04/2020

Michelle Craven-Faulkner and William Occleston explain how local authorities can make use of a force majeure clause, and what options are available if there is no such clause in a contract.

Getting to net zero

20/04/2020

Bevan Jones outlines what councils can do to achieve net zero.

Tactical urbanism

17/04/2020

Nathan Coyle calls on councils to build on community cohesion and have conversations about tactical urbanism when Covid-19 restrictions are over.

A tipping point for town centres?

16/04/2020

Nigel Wilcock warns that many town centre businesses are now probably terminally damaged – and genuine change will be essential.

Planning for planning reform

14/04/2020

Karen Cooksley outlines the three proposals for planning reform that will have the most impact on local authorities and why they require further scrutiny.

Now is the time to embrace the ‘Centaur World’ we live in

09/04/2020

Chris Proctor says that overcoming ‘fear’ of tech and implementing it can have huge benefits for the housing sector .

Smarter buildings create smarter revenue

30/03/2020

Richard Morris outlines how smart buildings are adding value for councils and their tenants.

Repurposing town centres

26/03/2020

Phil Mayall explains why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes.

How does the London Borough of Bexley crack cyber security?

24/03/2020

Neil Gooding, information security manager, London Borough of Bexley explains how they are cracking the cyber security challenge.

Following the principles of the Local Digital Declaration

17/03/2020

Matthew Cain explains how Hackney Council is at the forefront of bringing public services into the digital age.

Leaving nothing to chance

12/03/2020

The ‘levelling-up’ Budget is era-defining and ambitious in scope – but we will have to wait until the summer Spending Review to understand the blueprint, says Localis’s Jonathan Werran.

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