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Nobody’s Home: How can councils get empty homes back into use?

With the cost-of-living crisis at an unaffordable high, councils need to address empty homes and how they can benefit from having new occupants.
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Disabled facilities grant: why is it so backlogged?

Councils need to overcome functional silos and improve access to the disabled facilities grant – and technology may just be the solution.
safer streets, lighting

Lighting the way to safer streets in the UK

Safer streets can be achieved with better lighting solutions across the UK, where reductions in crime can be visibly seen in local areas with improved schemes.
terror attacks

Threats from terror attacks and keeping communities safe

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer, Stronger Communities Board, explains how councils take terror attack threats very seriously and work hard with partners in keeping communities safe & connected.
illegal cattle farming, deforestation

How can local authorities achieve net-zero targets by 2030?

Niall Gibson, building performance expert at IES, discusses how technology such as the Virtual Environment and Digital Twins can help local authorities achieve net-zero targets by 2030.
dementia cases

What do rising dementia cases after the pandemic mean for local government?

John Ramsay, Founder and Managing Director of Social-Ability, discusses what rising dementia cases mean for local authorities and social care spending.
government deficits

The digital tools helping to tackle local government deficits

As the true extent of local government deficits comes to light, unlocking digital’s full potential will be the key to delivering council services in the future, says David McKinney, Local Government Managing Director at Servelec.
agile financial management

How agile financial management can facilitate frontline delivery

Simon Gray, Head of Finance and Operations at Agilisys, discusses how modern agile financial management systems can enhance strategic decision making in the public sector.
recycling rates

Why engagement is key to kick-starting stagnating recycling rates

In this article, Tom Giddings, general manager of Alupro, explores the results of WRAP’s latest recycling tracker survey and explains why consumer engagement is key to kick-starting stagnating recycling rates.
tax arrears

Smart tech help councils address tax arrears in a sustainable way

Paul Rudd, Director of Service Design at Civica, discusses the three-step approach local authorities should consider when dealing with COVID’s impact on council tax arrears.
going paperless

Embracing digital advancements and going paperless

Paul Beaney, Customer Success Director at DEF Software, discusses the importance of seizing the momentum after COVID and going paperless in planning.
power of data

How local governments can harness the power of their data

Glen Ocskó, Head of Local Government at Made Tech, explores how councils need to unleash the value of their data to realise the potential it has to revolutionise the way our towns and cities are run.
county councils

Internet of things (IoT) for county councils

Nick Sacke, Head of IoT Solutions, Comms365, discusses some priority challenges local authorities face & how IoT deployments can be rapidly rolled out & scaled to overcome & exceed such challenges.
integrated digital services

Delivering modern and efficient integrated digital services

Rachel Felix, Digital Programme Manager, Chesterfield Borough Council, explores how to deliver modern and efficient integrated digital services.
modern data protection

How local councils can ensure modern data protection best practices

Dan Middleton, VP, UK&I, shares his top tips on how local councils can ensure best practices when it comes to modern data protection.
Collaborative working

Collaborative working delivers for users at 10 UK councils

Will Callaghan, Product Lead for LocalGov Drupal, explains how collaborative working across 10 councils has provided better services for citizens during the COVID-19 lockdown.
low-code technology

Low-code technology: Enabling councils to support citizens

Richard Farrell, Chief Innovation Officer at Netcall, talks about the challenges that local councils have faced and the role that low-code technology can and should play in enabling local authorities to guide and support citizens.
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How councils can reduce operational costs and manage tech investments

Nick Smee, CEO of Yotta, explores the digital resident demands and funding issues that councils face may this year and considers the steps they can to take re-evaluate their technology investments, reduce operational costs and better manage budget allocation.
legacy systems

Debilitated by data: How COVID has exposed the ugly truth behind legacy systems

Here, Nick Jewell, Sr Director of Product Marketing at Alteryx, unpicks why legacy systems are failing and explores what can be done about it.
Mobilising the workforce

Re-shaping local gov: Mobilising the workforce and joining up care

David McKinney, Managing Director of Local Government at Servelec, discusses how councils can build on the digital progress they’ve made during COVID-19, and use mobile solutions to move towards true joined-up working.

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