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Car Benefits Schemes increasingly seen as more than just a perk by public sector employers

In today’s climate of competition among employers to attract and retain workforce talent, they are having to think beyond the traditional mainstays of salary and pensions to ensure they stay competitive and attractive for employees.

As salary sacrifice car benefits schemes offer staff access to new, safe, environmentally friendly and above all, affordable vehicles, they

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Smart Cities: Taking a Security-Minded Approach to Open and Shared Data

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

In our increasingly crowded urban settings, delivering better, safer, and more sustainable environments for citizens is central to both short- and long-term national and local government strategies.

As a result, the accelerating development of smart cities is driving huge advances in technology and the use of data across

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Going waterless could cut public sector urinal running costs by more than half at the same time as slashing CO2

Vortex triple seal valve (TSV)

Public sector organisations could more than halve urinal running costs, at the same time as slashing CO2, by switching to waterless urinals. The findings, announced by Smarti Environmental to coincide with Water Saving Week 2022 (23-27 May), show that savings of over £1,200 are possible for every three urinals

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BRADSHAW TO SHOWCASES INNOVATIVE VEHICLE SOLUTIONS AT ITT HUB 2022

Goupil Utility Vehicles to take centre stage on Bradshaw stand

The UK’s leading manufacturer of industrial electric vehicles, Bradshaw, is set to exhibit its range of Goupil utility vehicles at one of the industry’s leading trade shows, ITT Hub on Stand No: A332

The two-day show, which takes place on the 11th/12th May at the

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FOUR WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY FOR FUNDING TO UPDATE ELECTRICITY GENERATORS

Local authorities that own or operate electricity generation like solar, wind, gas and combined heat and power (CHP) have got just four weeks left to apply for funding to help them update their generation equipment. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 10 May 2022.

The funding is part of the Accelerated Loss of Mains Change

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BRITISH GAS AND SO ENERGY COMMIT TO EFFECTIVE ENERGY GROUP’S FUEL POVERTY SCHEME

A new scheme that local authorities can invest their Local Authority Delivery Scheme (LADs) and Home Upgrade Grant Scheme (HUGs) budgets in has received backing from British Gas and So Energy.

Neil Marshall – director of external affairs – Effective Energy Group

Developed by Nottinghamshire-based, Effective Energy Group, Help4Homes goes further than some

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Seven areas of UK under serious water stress

Can government and public sector organisations do more to protect national water supplies?

Smarti Environmental, the UK’s leading waterless urinal provider, is urging government and public sector organisations to play their part in the battle against needless water wastage following World Water Day and the Environment Secretary Minister Rebecca Pow’s call for the greater adoption

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Public sector urged to lead the way in land reuse

South Seeds raised beds, Glasgow – photo by Ryan Johnston

Land Reuse Month throws spotlight on redeveloping vacant sites

A month-long campaign will drive forward the message that the public sector has a key role to play in transforming vacant and derelict land across Scotland.

Land Reuse Month, hosted by the Scottish Land Commission,

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Airly wins in Birmingham and Warsaw as governments address air pollution

First step: Birmingham and Warsaw have adopted Airly air quality monitoring and controls Evidence: Cities that are monitoring and measuring air are the places where air quality improves the fastest, London shows largest improvement in Europe Innovation: Airly has created the world’s most detailed and comprehensive air quality solution for users around the world

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EFFECTIVE SEEKS TO ENERGISE SUPPORT TO HELP HOMES IN NEED

Effective Energy Group’s Help4Homes scheme is aimed at providing the help that will make a real difference for homes in fuel poverty

The Effective Energy Group has launched an innovative and holistic new scheme that provides energy saving advice, free heating, insulation and white goods and an income maximisation service for low-income and vulnerable

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Fusion boffins get new shield against COVID contamination

The MAST (Joint European Torus and Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak) experimental plasma machine at CCFE

Hundreds of scientists and engineers working on the UK’s race to harness fusion energy are being protected from COVID-19 contamination by new super-tough anti-microbial coating Touchpoint Shield.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has commissioned bio-hazard cleaning and decontamination

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Cop26 shows it’s time for health tech to act on climate change

Susan Venables, founder and client services director at Highland Marketing

The NHS has already made a commitment to become the first net zero health and care system in the world. It’s time for digital health vendors to think about their role – and to be ready to talk about how they are tackling global

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LIBERTY CHARGE SEEKS TO ADDRESS ON-STREET CHARGING DEFICIT WITH FULLY-FUNDED SOLUTION

Liberty Charge – new charge point operator

Liberty Charge chose the public sector and local government event, Solace Summit, to launch as a Charge Point Operator (CPO), committed to tackling the chronic under-supply of easily accessible on-street charging in the UK.

With 40% of the UK’s urban residents having no access to off-street charging

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DOCUMENT AUTOMATION SAVES TFL PAYROLL TEAM 160 DAYS’ ADMIN TIME PA

Reflections in the glass structure of the new, enlarged ticket hall at Victoria Underground station

Transport for London’s (TfL) payroll team is saving 160 days’ administration time per year, thanks to the introduction of a secure online portal that automates the production and distribution of payroll and HR documents.

The secure online portal not

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Drone data proves impact of positive environmental messaging

Ellie Mackay, Ellipsis Earth CEO, flying drone – photo: Ellipsis Earth

The most scientifically robust litter survey ever undertaken in the UK has revealed that positive, playful environmental messaging can cut litter and reduce plastic pollution. By creating bins that had positive, engaging messaging and strategically placing them in litter hotspots a 75% decrease

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How councils can lead the way to decarbonise transport with hydrogen

By Chris Hampton, Product and Business Development Manager – Hydrogen, at BOC UK & Ireland

Council Guide to H2

Councils and local transport authorities (LTAs) are well-positioned to take a leading role in de-carbonising the UK’s transport system. By updating transport fleets to use zero emissions vehicles, councils can lead by example and, even

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Sustainable Lighting and the Circular Economy

The circular economy presents big opportunities for sustainable lighting. Zhaga, the global lighting industry organisation, discusses the needed standards to best position the lighting industry for these opportunities.

Reinhard Lecheler

One of the key challenges of the 21st century is the building of a sustainable society: one that can meet its own needs

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YouGov Survey reveals shift in driver demand towards public EV charging

CTEK Back to Back 4 socket charging

With ownership of electric vehicles (EVs) continuing to grow, a YouGov survey conducted on behalf of vehicle charging specialists CTEK has revealed that more drivers are now looking to charge their EVs in public, rather than at home.1

The survey reveals that, while 68% of EV drivers

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Rising to the ash dieback challenge

The ash is one of the most common trees in the UK and is a much loved part of the landscape. Now, though, it is under serious and sustained threat from ash dieback.

Which means, over the coming years, another common sight will be an ash tree accompanied by a bright red mobile elevating working

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Investing in Nature: An Emerging Institutional Asset Class

The Green Purposes Company, in partnership with Finance Earth, has today published a ground-breaking report on the urgent need to accelerate and scale up investment in nature. This report is published at a critical time: we are facing an environmental crisis with global wildlife populations plummeting and the impacts of climate change increasingly being felt

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