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LUNAZ UPCYCLED ELECTRIC REFUSE TRUCKS GET GREEN LIGHT TO OPERATE ACROSS LONDON

Lunaz upcycled electric vehicles (UEVs) achieve the highest Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for driver visibility Responds to ongoing demand from London borough councils New tech maximises vision for operators; makes streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users Lunaz UEVs ready for deployment in the capital and other metropolitan areas Supports long-term plan

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Reinventing Local Authorities To Leverage Transformative Ability Of Software

Local authorities across the country are struggling to fully embrace the use of software to improve efficiency, streamline operations and optimise decision-making. Historically, new software has been introduced to a process or system that has been used for decades. Bolt on approaches can work but in recent years, across the public sector, there have

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Reducing the stress of financial hardship on the most vulnerable

Charis client services director Jonathan Hunt outlines the impact the Charis Shop platform is having on organisations working directly with the most vulnerable in their care.

Jonathan Hunt

Supporting vulnerable people in their homes is a fundamental aspect of community care, whether they are recovering after a stay in hospital, struggling with mental health

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AVC Wise Secures Place on UK’s First Salary Sacrifice AVC Framework

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) service provider, AVC Wise Ltd. (AVC Wise), has been awarded a place on the UK’s first and only Salary Sacrifice AVC Framework, and as the only approved supplier on the framework.

Portsmouth City Council has launched the new framework meaning other public sector organisations can seamlessly enter

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SHIMPAC® Systems: How can Local Authorities protect their budgets?

Local Authorities are facing greater cuts in their budget allocations, cuts that are amongst the largest in living memory. In one case, one county council has been asked to find £70 MILLION of budget savings.

As a result, products, services, and solutions that are budget friendly are more important than ever. However, it’s not only

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Schools share £18.6m decarbonisation makeover in Fusion21-backed government pilot

Seven UK schools have been selected to take part in an £18.6 million innovative Decarbonisation Pilot, led by the Department for Education (DfE).

The pilot will see schools benefit from new low carbon heating solutions, as well as improvements to the buildings fabric to make the school more thermal efficient, all procured through Fusion21 frameworks.

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The Electric Vehicle Marketing Is Growing – Local Authorities Can Help It Grow Further

As the climate crisis continues to highlight the necessity of changing the way we live, work, travel and behave, the UK is on a journey towards creating and sustaining a low-carbon, low-emission transportation system. The move away from petrol and diesel vehicles and towards electric vehicles (EVs) is a fundamental transition for enabling this system.

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Electrifying The UK’s Transportation System – Public Sector Bodies Are Key To The EV Transition

As the UK moves towards the 2030 ban on the sale of new cars and vans, local authorities will play a key role in propelling the electric mobility transition and encouraging drivers to go electric.

With a target of at least 300,000 public charge points by 2023, the UK is advancing its electric transportation system

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How leasing can support local authorities’ push for a greener future

Caroline Davis

By Caroline Davis, Head of Public Sector Leasing at Triple Point

We know the green transition must involve local authorities if the UK is to meet its net zero commitments. That 78% of local authorities in England declared a climate emergency, and many local authorities have already made their own commitments

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New safeguarding software to transform multi-agency collaboration between local authorities and schools

Referrals to children’s social services by schools have risen by more than 50 per cent in the last eight years 129,090 referrals were made by schools in 2022 – the highest number since reporting began in 2014 New safeguarding software to transform the way local authorities and schools identify and address safeguarding concerns

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Four local authorities receive funds to boost recycling on-the-go near waterways

In The Loop

Areas surrounding waterways in Bury, Derby, Adur & Worthing and Bristol will soon be adorned with colourful and eye-catching bins to help residents and visitors recycle when out and about. The news comes as environmental charity Hubbub and Coca-Cola announce the winners of the In The Loop grant fund that

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Vodafone: Helping local government make the most of the digital future

By Claire Harris – Head of regional business Vodafone UK

When is your next bus due? How full are your local litter bins? How clean is the air where you live? How many parking spaces are available in this part of town right now? If a council can measure something, it can improve it with

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In The Loop: New funding available to boost recycling on-the-go

Environmental charity Hubbub and McDonald’s have launched a new #InTheLoop grant fund to help local authorities and other interested organisations boost out-of-home recycling in public spaces.

The #InTheLoop fund will support two new projects to introduce or improve their recycling infrastructure using the #InTheLoop toolkit. This in-depth guide on how to roll out a successful

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MARSTON HOLDINGS PARTNERS WITH MICHELIN CONNECTED FLEET TO IMPROVE FLEET OPERATIONS AND BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE

MICHELIN Connected Fleet helps Marston Holdings to unlock 13.4% fuel efficiency improvements and cut engine idling by 14% Data from the on-board telematics system helps company maximise efficiency savings across its 1,400-strong car, van & truck fleet

Marston Holdings is reaping the benefits of MICHELIN Connected Fleet’s smart data and personalised performance analysis, pointing

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In The Loop: New toolkit and funding available to local authorities to boost recycling on-the-go

Environmental charity Hubbub has published its ‘In The Loop’ toolkit, an in-depth guide for local authorities on how to roll out successful recycling on-the-go campaigns and thereby increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill or incineration.

The toolkit, funded by environmental compliance scheme Ecosurety, brings together key learnings from #InTheLoop,

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Crisis moves apps & data to the cloud to streamline the operation of its annual Christmas campaign to support the homeless

IGEL, provider of the managed endpoint operating system for secure access to any digital workspace, recently announced that it is a major technology partner supporting the annual Crisis for Christmas campaign to help the homeless – the 12th year it has helped the charity.

Since 1967, Crisis has supported the most disadvantaged in society at

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LINK Mobility accepted on to the UK Government’s G-Cloud Framework

Europe’s leader in mobile messaging, LINK Mobility, has been accepted on to the UK Government’s G-Cloud 13 Framework of approved supplier services.

Under the agreement, all government bodies from local and central government, through NHS, social housing, to policy and emergency services, will be able to use the G-Cloud’s Digital Marketplace to directly buy LINK

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With agency worker placements increasing in London borough councils, Mark Porter, Head of HR Operations at OneSource explains how the right recruitment technology can help to identify and consequently reduce that trend

Mark Porter

We’ve all needed agency workers in the past to fill recruitment gaps or cover peaks in workload, I acknowledge that there will always be a need for temporary workers in some respect however, there is fine line between this and an overreliance. It’s no secret that the public sector faces high

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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

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Increasing children in care – the causes, the problems, and the solution

Danny Wilson, head of children’s residential at Bedspace

By Danny Wilson, head of children’s residential at Bedspace

Before the pandemic, Local Authorities in England were already under significant pressure, as budget cuts made the increasing number of children being put into care difficult to manage. Following nearly two years of Covid restrictions and

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