Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter

Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter
Mark Moran

The Local Government Association (LGA) calling on the government to launch an urgent review of building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 80 people. The LGA believes there is a need to act now rather than wait for the outcomes... continue

19 Jul 2017RUDI News

NAO report on DCLG finds issues with LEPs and public land disposal

The latest Departmental Overview, carried out by the National Audit Office on the Department for Communities and Local Government, summarises its performance during the year ended March 2016, together with NAO recent reports. The content of the report has been shared with the Department to ensure... continue

16 Nov 2016RUDI News
New urban mobility indicator tool to support decision-making

New urban mobility indicator tool to support decision-making

Back in April 2016, the Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, announced that the Commission is endorsing the urban mobility indicators tool developed by WBCSD, the World Business Council for Sustainable... continue

28 Jul 2016RUDI News
UK: increase of 4% in road crash fatalities with a total of 1,775 killed

UK: increase of 4% in road crash fatalities with a total of 1,775 killed

The IRTAD Road Safety Annual Report 2016 provides an overview for road safety performance for 2014 in 40 countries, with preliminary data for 2015, and detailed reports for each country. It includes tables with cross country comparisons on key safety indicators. The report outlines the... continue

28 Jul 2016RUDI News
Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060

Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060

In a recent study, The Economic Consequences of Air Pollution, the OECD suggests that outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060 and cost 1% of global GDP – around USD 2.6 trillion annually – as a result of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural... continue

28 Jun 2016RUDI News

Housing-led regeneration provides a good return on investment, says study

The way funding is made available to promote regeneration needs to change because it can more than prove its economic return, according to a new report. The report, Regeneration Revival, commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Sheffield Hallam University's Centre for Regional... continue

27 Jun 2016RUDI News

New TRL/TSC collaboration on Intelligent Mobility will impact on modellers

A strategic collaboration between two of the UK’s Intelligent Mobility (IM) leaders, TRL and the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) will further accelerate the deployment of advanced transport systems in the UK. The move follows the launch of the TSC’s Technology Strategy for Intelligent... continue

14 Jun 2016RUDI News

UK's Behavioural Insights Team helps US to deliver a city data resource toolkit

What Works Cities has launched a Resource Toolkit in the US - openly available - that includes best practices in designing open data policies and creating open data portals, advancing performance management programmes by setting stronger targets, utilising behavioural insights to run randomised... continue

14 Jun 2016RUDI News

Let's get moving: physical inactivity costs England £455 million per year

Physical inactivity is estimated to cost Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) £455 million per year according to Public Health England. In their new report Physical inactivity: economic costs to NHS clinical commissioning groups they place the cost of inactivity at £817,274 per 100,000... continue

25 May 2016RUDI News

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