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Rubbish and recycling - customer conversion to digital services is slow

Evidence from a new survey commissioned by Yotta suggests that the appetite for using digital channels to access rubbish and recycling services is less developed than it might be....Read more

Making space for digital growth. The rise of the tech sector and how planners can support its evolution

As the UK’s digital tech sector goes from strength to strength, Donna Gardiner looks at the role of planning and policy in fostering its future growth…...Read more

Councils must do it for themselves

With Westminster and Whitehall distracted local government must look to itself to improve the lives and prospects of their citizens....Read more

Joining up data to catch vulnerable families before they fall

Speed is of the essence when it comes to pulling families back from the brink of crisis, says Martin Gray, Director of Children’s Services  at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Here he talks about their work identifying and helping vulnerable families....Read more

How will digital technology transform planning?

The RTPI and Idox "innovations in digital planning" workshop at CLGLive 2017 includes presentations from GLA and Greater Manchester Combined Authority who are using big data to map infrastructure networks and shape the growth of their city-regions. ...Read more

Delivering Digital Inclusion ‘in a place’ with Local and Combined Authorities

11.5 million people in the UK still lack the basic digital skills that most of us take for granted, such as shopping or communicating with friends/relatives online ...Read more

So you wanna be an app star?

Midland Metropolitan medics to cycle and car-share to work

New rules to raise housing standards present challenges and opportunities for HMO landlords and local authorities

Directories and portals to join up social care

Is "24-hour, fully-mobile, always-on, connectedness" as bad for our physical and mental health as it seems?

UK health and social care have been immune to the level of innovation that is allowing other industries to offer ‘more for less’.

Licensing late night cities: a balancing act for local councils

35 driverless, electric, minibuses are "on the road" in nine countries