Technology

‘Shockingly small’ number of councils embrace automation, study reveals

10/05/2019

Research dealing with the adoption of new technology in the local government sector has revealed that fewer than 5% of councils have automation or AI projects underway.

Council to launch UK's first city-wide digital currency

10/05/2019

Belfast City Council has announced plans to launch the UK's first incentive-based digital currency.

EventApp - Transforming event planning

09/05/2019

Find out how the EventApp is transforming event planning for UK councils.

The use of drones in local government

03/05/2019

Aerial unmanned vehicles – drones – have hit the headlines after reports that councils are using them to inspect dodgy building work. Mark Whitehead looks at the issues involved.

In perfect partnership: how councils can get the most out of a tech provider

26/03/2019

Cassandra Phillip lists the key steps to creating a successful partnership with a technology provider.

Council investigates using ‘smart’ cars to detect potholes

22/01/2019

Oxfordshire County Council could be rolling out ‘smart’ cars to help detect potholes quickly.

Funding to help those with health conditions return to work

22/11/2018

The Government has announced £4m of funding for technology to help people with disabilities return to work.

West Midlands awarded £20m to make journeys ‘cheaper and quicker’

03/10/2018

The West Midlands will pioneer new transport schemes to make journeys ‘quicker, cheaper and cleaner’ following a £20m funding announcement.

Khan awards tech firms £15,000 to tackle London’s challenges

02/10/2018

The mayor of London has awarded £15,000 each to eight tech firms to help them develop solutions to the capital’s social and environmental problems.

Council staff 'standing in the way of new technology' finds survey

01/08/2017

More than a third of local government staff believe their colleagues are standing in the way of new technology, according to a new survey.

It’s good to think and be inspired about innovation

13/07/2017

I ventured out to Adastral Park in Suffolk last week for BT’s annual Innovation Week.

Hi-tech ‘nuisance call’ blockers to be given to elderly

06/04/2017

Elderly and vulnerable people are to be given hi-tech devices to block nuisance calls.

More councils eyeing up automation technology

09/09/2016

Increasing financial challenges, welfare reforms, growing pressure on services and staffing cuts are powering a surge in interest in automation to carry out repetitive tasks, according to new research.

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Mission possible

Jonathan Sharp explores how digital transformation is changing the face of local government.
Highways jobs

Housing Manager

Breckland District Council
£44,697-£50,879 per annum
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Inspector / Senior Inspector

City of Bradford MDC
£21,166 - £31,371 pa
This is an opportunity to join the Highway Maintenance team who have responsibility for maintenance of around 2,000km of adopted road network. Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Balfour Beatty
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Cleaning Assistant

Chelmsford City Council
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It's exciting times at Riverside Leisure Centre with a brand-new centre opening in June 2019 and we need you to get on board and help us make this ... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Commissioning Service Support Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
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We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic person who wants to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in the borough. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The March issue of Local Government News explores alternative funding channels that are available to councils beyond the Public Works Loan Board, what hurdles merging councils face in coming together, and how local government is handling GDPR.

This issue also has a special highways and street lighting section exploring how councils can use lighting to embark on their smart city journey and using IoT technology to weather the storm.

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