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Barnet Homes Launches In-house Repairs Team with Totalmobile to Improve Tenant Services

London housing association uses Totalmobile’s cloud-based job management solution Connect to power up a new in-house repairs service for residents

Totalmobile, the UK leader in Field Service Management software solutions, recently announced that it has provided the technology for Barnet Homes to successfully launch a new in-house repairs service that is dedicated to improving

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Alert Technology launches ‘ALERT PureAir’ – a new virus-killing purification unit to celebrate “Clean Air Day” 8th October

Alert Technology Ltd, is excited to announce the launch of their new Alert PureAir R150 unit

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is a growing environmental health and wellbeing risk faced by most building occupiers today. Recognised as one of the largest environmental risks we face by WHO (World Health Organisation) – it is known

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The impacts of planning reform on employment land

Stuart Hardisty

By Stuart Hardisty

Yesterday I spoke at the Westminster Briefing event on Planning Policy Reforms Under the New Government www.westminster-briefing.com/Planning_Under_The_New_Government around the impacts of such reform on employment land, an issue I am firmly embedded in.

Three years ago I wrote a blog post setting out a series of risk factors affecting

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Social value success: Scottish agency set to expand with new appointment

Specialist social value agency, Samtaler, has appointed entrepreneur and former Vice Chair of Social Enterprise Scotland, Zahra Hedges, as its new director of operations.

The Scottish-based boutique agency has been experiencing a period of rapid growth in 2020 and has a solid roster of clients including Europe’s leading energy company, Vattenfall, as well as several

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Bristow & Sutor celebrate success of returning to enforcement

Bristow & Sutor, one of the UK’s leading players specialising in debt recovery, are meeting with more people now than before the coronavirus pandemic began. Despite not currently entering premises, contact rates have increased by 15% and Enforcement Agent (EA) payment results have shown an increase of 24%. The company believes this proves the majority

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Pothole damage on our roads

Traffic accidents, potholes, road deterioration, trip hazards on pavements and in car parks, There seems to be an epidemic happening all around us affecting every city, town, village and the connecting roads in between. Why is this happening? What can we realistically do about it?

What can be done?

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Can the public sector improve collections, post Covid? Asks Christian Jacob, Managing Director, Qualco UK

Christian Jacob, Managing Director, Qualco UK

With millions outstanding in tax revenues and unpaid debts, local authorities and central government agencies are evaluating how they recoup their losses.

Around six million people across the UK have found themselves with bills they cannot pay as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This figure, from Citizens

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Konica Minolta cloud solution plays vital role in helping Walsall Council modernise and streamline critical processes

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced that it is helping Walsall Council to deliver enhanced ICT, as part of the council’s PROUD programme, which is transforming the way public services are delivered. The council has deployed a cloud-hosted PlanetPress solution as part of its centralised communications strategy, hosted and managed by Konica Minolta.

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Public backs debt enforcement to support vital public services – survey

TWO THIRDS of the public think that vital public services, such as social care, are put at risk when people who can pay their council tax do not, according to a new YouGov survey.

Already hundreds of millions go unpaid every year and over 80% of the public think that this would continue or get

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Why the Covid backlog mustn’t slow down councils’ response to the climate emergency

Stephen Stead

By Stephen Stead, director of strategy and digital services at SSE Enterprise’s distributed energy business

COUNCIL officials have shown incredible leadership during the coronavirus pandemic – from supporting vulnerable citizens through to maintaining essential services, local authority workers have been at the forefront, ensuring the wheels of local government keep turning.

Now,

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Post-lockdown recruitment gets green light at Bristow & Sutor

Bristow & Sutor, one of the UK’s leading local authority debt recovery specialists, is resuming recruitment and hiring for Enforcement Agents (EAs), Collection Officers and several ad hoc roles within the business. Collections and enforcement agencies have been on the front-line of businesses affected by social distancing measures, but with Government legislation allowing visits to

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Zhaga standards break barriers to smart and connected lighting

The Zhaga interface standard for street lighting future-proves luminaires to keep pace with rapid developments in digital technology. It enables a multi-vendor eco-system of interoperable luminaires and sensor/communication modules and breaks existing barriers to smart and connected lighting.

The Zhaga smart interface specifications will have a major impact on the value of the lighting

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Get ready for the relaxation of lockdown restrictions with Tillr’s Post-Lockdown Recovery Toolkit

Tillr’s director, Paul Romer-Ormiston

Reporter: Stacy Clarke – Sponsored

It is acutely ironic that 2020, a number associated with complete clarity of vision, is a year of unmatched confusion when it comes to looking into the future. Given the unprecedented nature and scope of the restrictions imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, nobody

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A national energy data platform, YODA

Reporter: Stacy Clarke – News

If you are an energy app developer or energy innovator; a local authority energy manager or an electric vehicle (EV) charging provider; a grid or micro-grid operator; an academic or one of the many other energy-interested individuals or organisations, Siemens would like to hear from you. You can have your

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