Council reprimanded after suffering Cyber attack
Gloucester City Council has pledged lessons will be learnt following a reprimand from a data watchdog over a Cyber attack.
English-Welsh council partnership signed in bid for extra funding
Two English and two Welsh county councils have signed a partnership agreement.
Thinking big and delivering locally
Chippenham Town Council may be a parish council, but is structured as and acts like a district or borough council – and that was always the plan, says Mark Smith.
It’s time for action, not words
The Government’s response to the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee’s digital exclusion report is a disappointing outcome, says Helen Milner.
Council websites referred to equality watchdogs
Some 56 local government websites have been referred to equality watchdogs in the last year.
Government advisers back fiscal devolution
Fiscal devolution should be ramped up to enable local authorities to develop transport networks, according to the Government’s independent advisers on infrastructure strategy.
Brum's fiscal firestorm
Birmingham City Council's dilemma highlights local governance struggles, but dire financial circumstances can catalyse positive changes, says Claire Agutter.
Growth: the big issue
As we enter election season a national growth plan is needed now, delivered with and by places, says Ben Lucas. He sets out four key opportunities that could be catalysed through a new focus on local growth.
Addressing the mess
Key aspects of our systems of governance are broken, says Matthew Taylor, and radical reform is necessary if the country is to begin fixing the inherent problems.
Modernisation and disruption are required to help those who need it most
An outdated welfare system is costing millions and leaving those most in need without the help they require, says Matthew Adam.
Wales to consider funding bids straddling English border
Wales’ economy minister has said he would consider funding bids from a new council partnership that crosses the Welsh and English border.
Partnerships for prevention: Digital Dorset's health and social care
Penny Syddall looks at how Dorset Council is working in partnership with local health in three main areas to combat low uptake of health tech.
Council hit by suspected ransomware attack
St Helens BC has put in place extra security measures after a suspected ransomware attack on its IT systems and networks.
Cyber attack hits Electoral Commission
Information held by the Electoral Commission was accessed by 'hostile actors,' the watchdog has revealed.
The future can be bright for the public leisure sector
Steve Scales looks at how the public leisure sector can futureproof itself to ensure long-term success.
Capita chief to stand down
Capita chief executive Jon Lewis will step down at the end of the year in the wake of two serious data breeches, the firm has announced.
Technology: a revolution is long overdue in local government
Leo Hanna asks if archaic IT systems have driven local authorities to breaking point.
EXCLUSIVE: Councils' cyber threat exposed
Councils’ cyber security requires ‘meaningful improvement’ as many town halls are at critical risk of an attack, fresh research has revealed.
We cannot have a healthcare workforce plan that does not address social care
Amanda Kelly calls for a focus on developing a skilled and valued care workforce and the political will to make social care a priority and give the service parity with the NHS.
An innovative digital approach to reducing sexually transmitted infections
New ways to distribute condoms can also help increase testing for sexually transmitted infections, says Tony Proom.