COP27: Integrity Matters

COP27: Integrity Matters

Around nine months ago, the United Nations appointed a group of 17 experts from around the world to look into what net zero should mean for organisations other than central governments. The snappily named United Nations’ High-Level Expert Group on the Net Zero...
RAC survey 2022: potholes and cost concerns

RAC survey 2022: potholes and cost concerns

Last week saw the publication of the RAC’s annual report on motoring.  It won’t be any surprise to learn that the poor condition of road surfaces remains a major concern. However, it may be surprising to learn that this wasn’t the number one gripe this year: the cost...
Measuring social value for National Highways

Measuring social value for National Highways

National Highways has published its first ever Social Value Plan. “Although we’ve been contributing to social value for a while, we haven’t measured everything that we contribute before,” says its website. This, of course, has implications for National Highways’...
Cutting costs – and carbon

Cutting costs – and carbon

Whatever their political persuasion, there can be few local authority leaders who would argue with the new Prime Minister’s warning that there is a ‘profound economic challenge’ ahead. With inflation at a 40-year high and a public spending ‘black hole’ of £40bn, there...