Opinion

Preparing for new regulations

20/01/2020

Chris Proctor warns housing providers must enact change now to improve compliance and not wait for the regulators.

Hydrogen for transport

16/01/2020

Mark Griffin explains why Aberdeen City Council has introduced a fleet of hydrogen fuelled buses to help reduce emissions.

More weirdos wanted!

16/01/2020

You don’t have to be brilliant at digital, algorithms or a weirdo to see that naked self-preservation and worrying about rocking the boat too dramatically is what is behind the failure to deliver local public service reform, observes Donna Hall.

Tackling grant complaints

13/01/2020

Paul Smith outlines five ways that a local authority can reduce the number of complaints it receives about disabled facilities grants.

The flexible backbone of digital transformation

10/01/2020

Transformation is about continual change and needs versatile, flexible digital tools to deliver over the long term, says John Jervis.

Maximising tech spend

09/01/2020

David Beggs calls on local government to take a much broader view of technology to get the most value from it.

A new era in street cleansing

20/12/2019

Phil Oldbury explains how councils can bring street cleansing into the digital age.

Striking a clean energy deal

17/12/2019

William Eichler finds out how and why 20 universities have signed a £50m landmark renewable energy deal.

Creating the right climate for change

13/12/2019

ADEPT has created an expert advisory panel to assess projects and share knowledge throughout the sector. Nigel Riglar explains.

AI: A game changer

13/12/2019

Paul Shepherd offers his expertise on why adopting AI will not just improve customer service response times for councils, but will also lower admin costs and improve worker job satisfaction.

Cities of the past, for the future

12/12/2019

Dominic Manfredi discusses why taking learnings from ancient cities could provide the key to promoting wellbeing in the modern built environment.

Challenging rateable values

10/12/2019

Roger Messenger calls on councils to assess their entire property portfolio and identify every business rate exemption or relief they may be entitled to.

Unlocking potential – finding the hidden value in land

09/12/2019

John Everitt offers advice to organisations on how they can unlock their land potential.

Hygiene and cleanliness standards

29/11/2019

Daniel Tannenbaum explains what hygiene standards must be followed for educational washroom facilities.

Collaboration is the key to tackling homelessness

27/11/2019

With the support of stakeholders, including forward-thinking local authorities, Beam’s innovative support model ‘swiftly removes every barrier faced by homeless people from entering the workforce’, says Seb Barker.

Navigating the rules of purdah

25/11/2019

Neil Merrick voices his frustration over how different councils interpret purdah rules.

Is pollution increasing in the UK?

21/11/2019

Giulia Kapp explores what improvements have been made to the UK’s air quality.

A tale from Shakespeare Country – comedy or tragedy?

11/11/2019

Goings on in deepest Warwickshire suggest a hinterland of a dark and oppressive culture of sexism, says Mark Whitehead

Retail, High Streets and Business Rates

07/11/2019

John Orchard argues the time has come to ignore the hyperbole surrounding business rates.

Tackling race inequality

06/11/2019

As Bristol approaches the first anniversary of its Equality Charter, Cllr Asher Craig says the city has forged ahead with initiatives to begin delivering real change to BAME communities.

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