New technology from voltage optimisation market leader Powerstar offers a groundbreaking way of maximising electricity savings. Managing director Dr Alex Mardapittas explains how hard-pressed local authorities can benefit and keep bills at a minimum.
An estimated 10,000 children in the UK are privately fostered but local authorities are aware of only around 20 per cent of arrangements, leaving potentially highly vulnerable children invisible to social services.
Data will be crucial to the better running of modern public services but many councils are not yet taking full advantage of the assets they hold. Simon Parker, director of the New Local Government Network, says those that fail to understand and harness the power of data risk making themselves irrelevant.