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Designing the future of care systems

During the pandemic we have all learned that working online is more than just moving the existing processes online. How we work and even what we do needs to be designed for the medium. We recently supported a design workshop with a number of authorities and the consensus was very clear that design methods have come on leaps and bounds in placing the customer at the centre, some are less effective at determining whether we have built the future we need.

Government's housing test is 'toothless,' consultancy claims

Government measures to push councils into meeting their housing targets are ‘toothless’, a development consultancy has claimed.

Government appoints Arup-led consortium for £3.6bn Towns Fund delivery

The engineering company Arup has been appointed to lead a consortium to help local authorities access the £3.6bn Towns Fund.

The hot commodity in housing

George Agyemang of Penna looks at the rising demand for interims in development, planning and regeneration.

Making the most of the Localism Act

Penna's Pete John looks at the skills local authorities need to ensure success with the rise of wholly-owned companies.

Big data, big opportunity

Dr Andrew Larner says it would be impossible for councils to ignore the increasing wave of big data - and embracing the change seems to be at the forefront of local authority evolution.

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Councils get £9m boost from shelved superstore

Somerset CC and Sedgemoor DC have received almost £9m from supermarket giant, Tesco, after the company shelved plans to build a superstore in Bridgwater.

Councils sign multi-billion pound deals

Barnet LBC and Sheffield City Council have signed multi-billion pound deals to transform their areas and create new jobs.

Council awards £2m charging contract

Manufacturer and operator Chargemaster has been awarded a £2m contract by Nottingham City Council to install around 230 new electric vehicle charging points.