Latest APSE Research: Hollowed out: The impact of financial localisation on neighbourhood services
A new report by APSE and the New Policy Institute (NPI) offers insight into the prospects over the next few years for the neighbourhood services provided by local government. The report finds that, on average, spending on neighbourhood services in England fell by 17% in cash terms between 2010/11 and 2016/17. The report also finds that By 2019/20, locally raised taxes will exceed CSP by £7bn – in effect, a ‘reverse’ subsidy, of central government by local government. The full report is available to download for free from the APSE website.
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Meals on Wheels Survey 2018
In collaboration with the National Association of Care Catering (NACC), APSE present the findings from the Meals on Wheels Survey 2018. The survey finds that 24% of the UK’s local authorities have stopped offering a Meals on Wheels service to elderly and vulnerable people since 2014, and just 42 per cent of local authorities now offer any kind of Meals on Wheels service to elderly and vulnerable people. The full report is available to download for free from the APSE website.
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Energy, Renewables and Climate Change Survey
APSE Energy is currently running its state of the market survey into Energy, Renewables and Climate Change. The results from the survey will help APSE Energy raise the profile of the topics of energy management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change and will be helpful to you when carrying out your role. It will provide content for a State of the Market report which will be circulated across APSE members and will reflect the thoughts of councillors and officers with responsibilities within this agenda. To complete the short survey click here.
Future Communities: Greener, Cleaner, Smarter
Future Communities In a unique communications partnership, APSE and ITN Productions present a news and long-form current affairs-style programme highlighting APSE’s vision to encourage healthy, environmentally friendly and smart solutions for local communities. The news-style piece is anchored by award-winning journalist and presenter Alice Beer, and combines key interviews and reports with sponsored editorial profiles from leading organisations. Click here to view the full programme.
Welcoming our newest staff member!
APSE is delighted to announce our newest member of staff, Business & Administration Apprentice James Courtney. Having recently been studying Computer Science at the University of Derby, James will be working in APSE’s Southern Office and he can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margo Blair Award
APSE Scotland is pleased to announce we will be continuing to host the Scottish Building and Housing Margo Blair Award at the annual 2019 Scottish Building & Housing seminar. This award honours the late Margo Blair, a champion of local government best practice and performance improvement, and recognises the hard work and success of local authority services in Scotland. For more information about these awards and how to enter, email Laura Moffat at Lmoffat@apse.org.uk.
Environmental Innovation Awards 2018
APSE is delighted to announce the winners of the Environmental Services Innovation Awards 2018, as well as Streetscene and Horticulture Apprentices of the Year! The winners were presented with their awards at the APSE Refuse, Recycling, Street Scene, Grounds and Parks Seminar in Nottingham on 18 October. Congratulations to all of our excellent finalists! For a full list of this year's finalists and photographs from the event click here.
London Councils Summit 2018
APSE will be exhibiting at the London Council Summit at Guildhall, City of London on Saturday 17 November. The conference is open to London councillors of all political parties and senior borough officers from the 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation. If attending, make sure you head over to the APSE stand for a chat.
Public Sector Solutions Expo
APSE is thrilled to be an official supporter of the Public Sector Solutions Expo at Manchester Central on 20 November. APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien will chair a panel discussion at the event; exploring the way local government is embracing a commercial approach to service delivery. For more information about the event click here.
NILGA Conference 2018
APSE was delighted to sponsor the NILGA Conference 2018 and Local Government Awards Northern Ireland 2018 on 11 October in Armagh City. The event offered delegates a unique opportunity to discuss the big issues and challenges in the sector. Photographs from the Local Government Awards Northern Ireland have now been uploaded to the APSE website.
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