As Hon. Lowell Goddard's independent inquiry into child sex abuse begins to investigate the role played by local authorities in historical abuse, Paula Jefferson, partner at insurance law specialist at BLM, discusses the potential impact on limited resources.

Gavan Egan, managing director of cloud services at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, looks at the key to cloud for the public sector.

Councils repair millions of potholes every year, yet the state of roads keeps deteriorating - and the damage they cause is rising. Can the situation be turned around?

The Government's Prevent Duty provides advice to local authority training providers to help prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism. Carole Loader, director at online quality improvement specialist Mesma, offers guidance on the areas to consider if the duty applies.

Organisational psychotherapist Joan Kingsley says senior staff in the public sector need to appreciate how fear may be ruling their organisations, affecting their teams and holding back new ideas and creativity.

Christine Tate, head of corporate social responsibility at British Gas, on how the Community Action Partnership is helping local authorities ensure their tenants stay warm this winter. 

Ahead of the Government's spending review and Autumn Statement on Wednesday 25 November, Paul Bradbury, group business development director at Civica, explores the implications of the Chancellor's fiscal plans for local authorities across the UK.

The recession saw financial high-fliers leave the commercial realm for the public and third sectors on an unprecedented scale, often giving each their first real experience of the other. Claire Brennan of Change Recruitment Group examines the lasting impact of this shift - and how organisations can hold on to key employees as the economy improves.

In the run-up to the Spending Review in November, the Government has a great opportunity to make savings by going after legacy IT spend.

Thomas Chappelow, managing director of secure file sharing, backup and cloud storage company Nimbox, explains how local authorities can improve data security.

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