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Right now, it feels like we’re living in an uncertain, divided world.
According to the Local Government Association, councils are now on the event horizon of an £8bn funding black hole.
It’s widely agreed that the funding for adult social care and wider social care is in urgent need of reform.
It would be wrong to suggest commercialisation is only happening because of austerity. Local authorities have always been open to new ideas to make their money work harder. But cuts are a significant factor.
In these pages we’ve previously examined how a single digital platform can open a new world of external commercial opportunities for revenue and income, merely by thinking laterally, and combining that thinking with enabling technologies.
'How to avoid creating a smart city dinosaur'Subscription
Truly smart cities will understand technology must be flexible.
One prominent issue when discussing digital strategy is the word itself. ‘Digital’ means many things to many people.
'Councils must back leisure and cultural trusts'Subscription
Sporta, the membership body representing leisure and cultural trusts, has rebranded to Community Leisure UK.
Recent figures from the Department for Education showed a 5.3% increase in children being supported through a child protection plan compared to last year, the largest rise since 2014.
As generations evolve, so do their needs and wants.