Future affordable housing must deliver big on space


Local authorities are under pressure to deliver more affordable housing but while the focus is largely on quantity, this shouldn’t come at the expense of quality, writes Jonathan Pearson.

What the Dickens is going on with broadband in schools?


Evan Wienburg warns that too many schools don’t have access to the reliable connectivity and ultrafast broadband speeds.

Why councils should embrace electronic ID verification


Barley Laing argues that electronic ID verification is crucial as the pandemic drives digitalisation.

Listening to the voices of survivors


Nujoji Calvocoressi describes how the voices of survivors are central to the Inquiry’s work, and argues that if things are to change, it’s essential we listen to those voices.

Local government and the challenges faced when obtaining insurance


Agnieszka Gajli highlights the growing need for public sector insurance, and offers expert advice for managing procurement during challenging market conditions.

Adapting public buildings in the wake of the pandemic


Janet Lowe explains how local authorities can adapt public buildings to keep these spaces clean, safe and operational for end users now and in the future

How dementia care villages could support urban regeneration


Can care providers and local authorities come together to revitalise run-down communities and create a more sustainable and caring future, ask Ian Holme and Simon Lewington.

Supporting children after the second national lockdown


Dr Jo Casebourne explains why more most be done to intervene at an earlier point to help the growing number of vulnerable children and families who don’t have a social worker.

Rethinking local regeneration


If we to truly 'build back better', local authorities need a new approach to regeneration, argues Hannah Vickers.

Tackling digital exclusion through public/private collaboration


Cllr Sean Fielding and Martin McFadyen? explain how the Greater Manchester Combined Authority is taking bold action to reduce digital inequality?.

Why digitising the planning process is a gamechanger


There is a strong need for digital technology in planning to make it more efficient, speed up the process and de-risk decisions, argues Alex Tosetti.

Maximising income from car parks


Ron Buck explores the different ways councils are making the most of their parking facilities as a means of driving revenue.

How the human factor has become crucial in local government IT success


Richard Blanford explores why IT in local government is as much about partnerships and people as it is about technical competence.

Keep all options on the table to decarbonise heat


Daniel Burton argues that councils will need to consider the latest technology-driven solutions to deliver low-carbon heating at scale.

Don’t let project failure add further financial woe


Visibility over your key delivery risks can help you succeed, where other projects fail. One Eighty Advisory reports.

How will data improve public services for citizens in the future?


Paul Tomlinson explains how the public sector will build on its ability to be agile and responsive with digital solutions, breaking down silos, using data and building only on those platforms that enable flexibility.

Community involvement in local planning - why Local Plans hold the answer


Alex Yedigaroff argues the planning white paper presents a great opportunity for local authorities to promote the importance of Local Plans to their communities.

External solicitors and Court of Protection finance deputyships – to instruct or not to instruct?


Andrew Welch outlines the arguments for and against instructing external solicitors, explaining why it is a good option in appropriate circumstances.

Communicating with citizens in a crisis and beyond


Karen Steel looks at what councils need to consider when communicating with citizens in the midst of a crisis, and beyond.

Is the pandemic doing the job of G-Cloud?


As the pandemic see real changes in public sector IT procurement practices it is now crucial that they remain in place, argues James Cherry.

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