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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.
reduce operational costs

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.
eradicate period poverty

Bristol City Council spearheads campaign to eradicate period poverty

Councillor Helen Godwin, Cabinet Member for Women, Children and Young People on Bristol City Council, discusses the work being done by Bristol City Council to eradicate period poverty.
local authorities

Crisis communications: Why local authorities should adopt open source technologies

Tom Bianchi, VP of digital experience company, Acquia, explores how content can engage and better connect citizens with local authorities.
town planning

What impact can AI have on town planning?

Robin Barber, Product Owner of Built Environment at Arcus Global, explores how artificial intelligence (AI) can play a role in town planning.
foster carers

Uncovering the barriers to fostering, during the pandemic and beyond

To encourage and inspire new potential foster carers to step forward, Bristol City Council decided it needed to understand just what nudges people over the line, and what holds them back.
key services, essential services, council services

How can councils keep key services running during lockdown and beyond?

Anique Bravenboer, alliance manager, Yotta, explores the ways in which councils have been adapting in order to continue to deliver essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown.
boost mobile connectivity

Dorset Council’s £4.3 million project will boost mobile connectivity

A bid led by Dorset Council has been awarded £4.335 million to help boost mobile connectivity in rural communities.

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