Dr Alex Mardapittas, managing director of Powerstar, discusses how stored energy can assist local electricity infrastructure and reduce limitations hampering the wider adoption on electric vehicles throughout the UK.

Last winter's flooding was the most extreme on record, and the waters have already been rising again this year. For local authorities, planning and putting flood risk strategies in place is paramount, says Nicola Meadows, RWM event director at Ascential.

Mark Raeburn, managing director of Capita One, looks at the impact of the changes introduced to cut the number of children missing from education.

Was social care funding just too difficult a decision for the Government? Tony Pilkington, managing director of Younifi, offers his thoughts.

With personal injury cases on the rise - and potential compensation awarded from already scarce resources - Peter Wake and Ken Slade of law firm Weightmans discuss the issues that councils should consider when faced with defending highways claims in the face of breach of duty.

Councils often use long-term contracts for the provision of important services. But circumstances change, sometimes dramatically, so how can local authorities prepare themselves to ensure they don't end up a hostage to fortune? Tiffany Cloynes of law firm Geldards takes a look.

Business intelligence software makes sense of council data and can improve the effectiveness of local authorities.

Cross-sector conversation is needed to build innovative public sector leaders of the future, says Sanjay Mackintosh, head of strategic commissioning at Haringey Council.

The public sector must overhaul its debt collection practices, says Karen Banfield of Echo Managed Services

It's time for councils to address the deepening pothole problem, argues Andrew Jepp of Zurich Municipal.