Local councils spent £21.2bn on adult social care in 20-21
Local councils spent £21.2bn on adult social care in 20-21, according to statistics published today by NHS Digital.
Audit completion rate drops to 9%
Just 9% of local government bodies’ 2020-21 audits were completed by the end of September target date, according to the latest data.
EXCLUSIVE: Government admits Everyone In data gap
The Government has admitted it has no idea how many rough sleepers housed under Everyone In have returned to the streets.
How to address tax arrears sustainably
Civica's Paul Rudd discusses three steps councils can take when dealing with the pandemic’s impact on tax arrears.
Mental health top reason for staff absences
Mental health has been the top reason local government employees have taken time off work over the last 32 months.
HMJ: Time to build upon the digital journey
To build a sound future for our health services, we must accelerate the digital journey, as Paul Sanders at Civica explains.
Data shows the difference
Despite all the legislation and guidance, there is still endless variation in local government, says Abdool Kara. Data helps compare the difference.
Councils receive funding for data sharing projects
Vulnerable children and families will receive better support after a new fund was created to improve how data is shared between partners.
Counting the costs of council tax support
Council tax support scheme costs have grown by 16% in London during the pandemic. Deven Ghelani says it’s unclear how councils will cover the rise once Government COVID-related funding comes to an end.
The digital journey: From baby steps to giant rewards
Councils embracing smart technologies are making better use of the data they already hold and transforming the relationship with local communities, says Civica.
Sharing the tech journey
Councils across south London are collaborating through the Internet of Things project to test ways technology can bring practical benefits to residents and to businesses. Cllr Sunita Gordon and Cllr Stephanie Archer explain.
An artificial business solution
Blair Mcpherson says that if organisations are driven by cost and efficiency they will be led by AI, but if they are driven by values and ethics they will be led by humans.
Simplicity and invisibility
Nick Sacke looks at some of the ways local government can deploy Internet of Things solutions to streamline processes and make life better for users.
Data project to aid pandemic recovery
The impact of COVID-19 on local areas and potential for recovery has been set out in a new data project.
Five ways to protect your office against a Hackney LBC style cyber-attack
Jon Lucas outlines five steps councils must take to protect themselves against a cyber-attack.
Councils account for 8.8% of data breaches, says ICO
Local authorities were responsible for 8.8% of all personal data breaches reported to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), according to its latest annual report.
Why the Local Land Charges Register is a crucial step forward
The Local Land Charges Register is creating the conditions for data to become a valuable standardised and accessible asset rather than a burden on councils, says Scott Goodwin.
The value of licensing tools for councils
Nicola Ray offers advice to councils on the best way of collaborating with an external tech supplier to improve digital systems’ standards and safety as they move from legacy to cloud.
Voter ID 'colossal waste of money,' says Labour
Proposals to introduce voter ID are a ‘colossal waste of money,’ Labour has argued.
Future Forum North: How do we put the heart back into local communities through place-shaping?
In a session organised by Capita, leading experts on regeneration discussed the future of town and city centres after the pandemic.