Opinion

Don’t play the hokey-cokey with health

18/04/2019

Local government has turned public health around despite funding cuts. Now it not the time to think about returning the service to the NHS, argues Nathan Elvery.

Bringing efficiencies to the new Blue Badge digital service process

16/04/2019

With the Department for Transport’s new Blue Badge digital process now live, Hannah Buckley talks through the council’s strategy and transformative approach in responding to the challenges and timeframes.

How local authorities can minimise the risk of data breaches

09/04/2019

Terry Storrar outlines the key steps councils should take to prevent a security breach.

Unlocking low carbon finance

08/04/2019

Cllr Judith Blake explains what initiatives Leeds City Council is embracing to unlock low-carbon finance.

Make or buy? We need market place nous and value-free analysis

03/04/2019

Mark Whitehead explores the thorny issue of outsourcing after a think tank called for Labour not to ban the controversial practice.

Vicarious liability

02/04/2019

Helen Snow, senior associate in the employment team at Geldards LLP, looks at how to mitigate against the rogue employee.

Heat networks can deliver huge energy savings with regional leadership

01/04/2019

Abandoning one-boiler-per-property model could deliver carbon savings, but it won’t happen without strategies at the regional level, argues Sweco's Andy King.

Bankrolling empty properties

28/03/2019

Danny Curran says the Government is sitting on hundreds of empty dwellings while leaving local councils with the bill of maintenance.

Impact of tourism tax

27/03/2019

Rory Alexander explores what the introduction of tourism tax in the UK could mean for local councils.

In perfect partnership: how councils can get the most out of a tech provider

26/03/2019

Cassandra Phillip lists the key steps to creating a successful partnership with a technology provider.

The future of social work: creating pathways through apprenticeships

25/03/2019

Joanna Rawles explains how the new Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship will help councils attract and retain social workers.

What does the future hold for care providers?

22/03/2019

John Woodward OBE explores the impact of the social care crisis on care providers big and small.

Protecting life and property

20/03/2019

Allison Whittington warns that building regulations are failing to keep pace with changes to the conversion market.

Understanding chatbots

19/03/2019

Julian Mead calls for an open and informed discussion around the use of chatbots in local government.

Avoiding the precipice

15/03/2019

As councils seek ways to meet the funding gap, Martin Reeves and Rob Whiteman look at the implications for the future of public services and how we need a mature debate on prevention, accountability and joined up services.

Opening doors on the High Street

11/03/2019

Can the government's pilot scheme open doors on the High Street? Fiona Sawyer and Frances Edwards report.

It’s time to act on child poverty

07/03/2019

We are one of the richest countries in the world, yet poverty levels are rising. Councils must act now, says Stuart Gallimore - or we will look back in shame.

UK Franchise calls for high street reform in 2019

19/02/2019

Mathnasium urges landlords and planning departments to modernise planning policy.

Making a ‘smart city’ even smarter

15/02/2019

Amos Meiri explores how a city currency platform can be used for the public good.

Ensuring a hygienic washroom experience for women

13/02/2019

Sian Walkling outlines the considerations that councils should make when it comes to sanitary hygiene.

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Camden London Borough Council
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To be considered for this post we are looking for a degree educated innovative and diligent Director who has previous demonstrable experience. Camden, London (Greater)
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Kirklees Metropolitan Council
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Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The March issue of Local Government News explores alternative funding channels that are available to councils beyond the Public Works Loan Board, what hurdles merging councils face in coming together, and how local government is handling GDPR.

This issue also has a special highways and street lighting section exploring how councils can use lighting to embark on their smart city journey and using IoT technology to weather the storm.

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