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

Julia Hobsbawm’s - Fully Connected. Surviving and thriving in an age of overload - has much to say that is provoking and ultimately useful to those charged with digital policy making and/or the delivery of local public services....Read more

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

The social care system is not beyond repair, but we need to act quickly to make 2017 a year of positive change....Read more

Licensing late night cities: a balancing act for local councils

In the second of three articles on licensing, James Carson from Idox looks at the impact that licensing laws are having on the night-time economy and the tactics other countries are using to create a thriving after-hours culture....Read more

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

"It's about the first and last mile" says Councillor Hans Mayr who has responsibility for Salzburg's transport portfolio ...Read more

How do services become transformed into digital services and what is the role of service management in digital transformation?

There are too few opportunities for service professionals to browse the shelves of the digital superstore in search of technological and behavioural innovation. Connected Local Government Live will change all that....Read more

Councillor wants workers to have paid daily sex-breaks

Per-Erik Muskos, a 42-year-old councillor for the town of Övertorneå in Sweden feels that people are not spending enough time together and has tabled a motion allowing employees to take a one-hour, daily, fully paid, sex break....Read more

Councils should make more use of pilots and trials to test innovative policy ideas

When councils outsource why don’t they secure the quality of associated online services?

Smart power socket helps keep elderly plugged-in to home life

Hampshire selects app to replace some adults’ social care

Platform businesses offering "gig-economy" delivery drivers "questionable" contracts written in "gibberish"

A three step manifesto for a smarter, fairer economy

Move Channel 4 to Coventry?

Warwickshire turns libraries into ‘council’s front door’