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Local authorities funded £200 million for cycling and walking schemes
The government is funding local authorities across the UK for cycling and walking schemes, to promote healthy travel and carbon emission reduction.
Council partnership sees UK’s largest rollout of EV charging infrastructure
10,000 chargers for electric vehicles are to be delivered by Connected Kerb to increase EV charging infrastructure across Surrey.
How can local authorities utilise energy networks for decarbonisation?
Many local authorities are working to reduce their reliance on the national grid by implementing and optimising local energy networks.
A national planning framework can’t forget local authorities
The national planning framework is the bible guiding all land-use, house-building, and energy-planning decisions in the UK.
Boosting nature, health and well-being through tree planting
The UK government has announced a fund of £14 million to allow both local authorities and community groups to improve well-being through tree planting.
Geospatial technology: A powerful enabler of digital transformation
Highlighting the achievements of eight public sector organisations, Esri UK’s Paul Clarke explains how geospatial technology is enabling digital transformation in government.
Government needs digital transformation to respond to the cost of living crisis
As the UK faces a crippling cost of living crisis, adopting digital transformation in the government could empower active problem-solving.
Local Authorities need an open market approach to meet EV charging demands
Electric vehicles are increasing in demand across the UK – but with this EV growth, more infrastructure and EV charging points are needed.
Enabling intelligent councils
Intelligent councils can be the future of local government, incorporating data strategy to fast forward digital transformation in a citizen-centric joined-up service.
Digital transformation: Reshaping local councils
Despite financial cuts and labour shortages, local councils need effective digital transformation to accommodate new policies and processes.
True digital levelling up is within reach for local authorities
Local authorities across the UK understand the success of their community and businesses is reliant on the services they underpin.
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.
Local authorities should improve energy efficiency to tackle rising energy costs
Local authorities must look at how they can make their buildings more energy-efficient to drive down costs, stretch budgets further, and make wiser investments.
Boosting commercial capability with the Contract Management Pioneer Programme
The Contract Management Pioneer Programme is boosting commercial capability across the public sector, Crown Commercial Service writes.
Using up-to-date Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) to inform decision making
Here the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership explains how it is attempting to use up to date Labour Market intelligence (LMI) to improve several areas in need of attention – especially in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Public unaware of what is actually classed as litter
Dyl Kurpil, Managing Director, District Enforcement asks, are the general public aware of what is actually classed as litter and the Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) litterers can be subject to?.
COVID-19 impact on digital transformation
Tracey Dawes at Reed Talent Solutions and Alison Watson from Arden University, reveal their perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on digital transformation.
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.
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.
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.