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Buildings for those with autism

20/06/2019

Helen Pedder outlines the issues to consider when briefing designers on building for people with autism.

Widening the property talent pool

17/06/2019

William Eichler finds out a new programme is encouraging young people to have a career in the property and regeneration sector.

Protecting town centres

10/06/2019

Debenhams CVA: Josh Myerson and Andrew Haughey explain what councils and local authorities can do to protect their town centres.

Reframing the apprenticeship levy deadline for spending

05/06/2019

Lizzy Grayson discusses how the apprenticeship levy has changed post-deadline for spending .

The rise of anti-social behaviour: Can we stop it?

04/06/2019

Rebecca Bryant suggests collaboration, communication and transparency are key to tackling the rise in anti-social behaviour.

Unchaining social value

31/05/2019

A new report reveals some councils are building social value into their procurement – but that senior council decision makers must take more interest in securing broader benefits when commissioning services.

Are local authorities the new power players in the energy market?

29/05/2019

Investment in renewable energy is becoming increasingly popular as a means to optimise existing assets. Clare Davey investigates this growing trend.

Helping to tackle bullying and harassment

28/05/2019

Sylvia Sage outlines how councils can tackle inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.

Consumer standards obligations on housing stock-owning councils

24/05/2019

Fiona MacGregor, the chief executive of the Regulator of Social Housing, considers the consumer standards obligations on councils that own housing stock.

Can investing in property pay for services?

23/05/2019

Investing in property to help pay for services is an idea whose time may have passed, says Mark Whitehead

Cloud migration: Key considerations for local authorities

22/05/2019

Cloud migration is a key priority for many organisations. Paul Mercina outlines what councils have to think about when they make the move to the cloud.

Mission possible

21/05/2019

Jonathan Sharp explores how digital transformation is changing the face of local government.

Harnessing the power of place can lead to better pay

17/05/2019

Douglas White explains why the Living Wage Places movement is gaining traction across the country.

Healing the divisions through local economic power

16/05/2019

The nation is becoming increasingly divided, but a think tank report on Britain post-Brexit provides a positive vision for the future, says Mark Whitehead.

How councils can improve support for independent living

14/05/2019

Paul Smith outlines his five top tips on how councils can improve the outcomes for disabled people living in their area.

Open up to scrutiny

09/05/2019

For many councils scrutiny has failed to live up to its potential, says Ed Hammond. But he hopes new statutory guidance out today will help them take active steps to promote and support the function.

Fatal accidents and criminal liability

08/05/2019

Fatal accidents are usually preventable which leads to questions of responsibility and criminal liability. Guy Bastable and Tom McNeill seek to explain when organisations and individuals will be found criminally liable, for which offences, and with what sanction.

Capping exit payments in the public sector

07/05/2019

Kim Howell explores how the ongoing uncertainty about the proposed cap on exit payments should be managed by employers in local government.

The use of drones in local government

03/05/2019

Aerial unmanned vehicles – drones – have hit the headlines after reports that councils are using them to inspect dodgy building work. Mark Whitehead looks at the issues involved.

Coming to terms with late payments

02/05/2019

Neil Washington explains how the public sector can strengthen SMEs by ensuring their contractors operate fair payment terms.

Highways jobs

Creche Assistant

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - Starting at £17,931 per annum, pro rata and rising to £19,131 per annum, pro rata
It's exciting times at Riverside Leisure Centre with a brand-new centre set to open in Spring 2019 and we need you to get on board and help us make... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Support Worker - Milford Lodge

North Yorkshire County Council
£8.40 per hour
Are you looking to work with adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours?  North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Assistant Director of Growth

Lincolnshire County Council
£82,624 - £107,878 
Looking for an Assistant Director of Growth to play a leading role in our Growth activities, working to establish Lincolnshire as a place that... Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Head of Economic Infrastructure

Lincolnshire County Council
£55,503 - £60,578
Seeking an innovative and creative thinker, with strong project management skills and great political and business acumen... Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Head of Infrastructure Investment

Lincolnshire County Council
£55,503 - £60,578
Looking for talented people who will confidently represent the council to all kinds of stakeholders, as you'll be building the future of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

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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