Data analytics involves the pooling of administrative data collected by various service agencies with other data already in the public domain, often to build predictive models to support preventive interventions. Local authorities and local partners are working on various pilots and demonstration projects.
This briefing explains the main categories and features of the different EV technologies along with their potential long-term futures and, in addition, looks at some of the ways a council can smooth the transition of their fleet to plug-in electric vehicles.
Aoife Madden, Head of Business Improvement for Limerick City and County Council, writes on the initiatives being brought forward by Limerick City and County Council to solve problems using innovative systems solutions during the Covid-19 outbreak.
This briefing explores the role of Councillors and Council staff in dealing with adoption of electric vehicles in Council fleets, and also covers the provision of fleet charging infrastructure, and planning policies related to charging infrastructure.
It’s been over 15 years since the National Entitlement Card (NEC) launched in December 2004 as Scotland’s national smartcard. The Digital Public Services team at the Improvement Service reflect on some of the impacts of the scheme, and how they might reduce some of its complexities going forward.
The tools needed to engage remotely are already at our disposal. The current situation requires us to focus on the first principles of stakeholder and community engagement. This briefing looks at how to approach community and stakeholder engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Future proofing the provision of heat for local government: the pros and cons of heat decarbonisation technologies
To meet the UK’s climate change targets, a major transformation to the way heating is delivered will be needed. This briefing will be of interest to councils who want to reduce the heat-related carbon emissions of their assets, but are unsure as to the best technology to deploy to achieve this.
Digital identities are a way for people to access services electronically without the constant need to present and re-present proofs. The Digital Public Services team at the Improvement Service writes about the use of digital identities in the public sector, and what new opportunities they might bring to local authorities.
The UK is becoming an increasingly cashless society. By 2028 fewer than one in ten transactions will involve cash. The digital revolution brings many benefits to consumers and businesses but, as cash declines, some people risk being financially excluded. A report from the IPPR considers the issues and policy implications.
In a post-Brexit reality, an importance is being placed on finding new ways of collaboration between the UK and Ireland. Hannah Muirhead, International Partnerships Officer at LGiU, went to Limerick to attend Joining the Dots – an event organised in partnership with Connecting Places Catapult, the British Embassy in Dublin and Limerick City and County…