The CCLA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Performance seeks to celebrate and reward councillors for delivering value for money and better outcomes for local people. In the current context this is more important than ever.
With a 50 year history of managing funds for local authorities, CCLA are seeking to work with local authorities to promote responsible, ethical and effective investment. Through this award, they want to highlight excellent councillors who are doing outstanding work and share lessons across the sector. Alongside this, CCLA manage the Public Sector Deposit Fund – a fund that offers authorities a highly competitive, easy access, low risk cash management solution.
Just as the fund helps councils ensure that value for money and better services are central to their spending decisions, the CCLA Award will be presented to a councillor who has enabled outstanding service delivery combined with cost efficiency.
Last year, the Award went to Councillor David Malcolm Finch (Essex County Council) who ensured vast savings by implementing a range of new approaches, including £300m of efficiency improvements and back-office savings due to complete in 2013. The judges praised Cllr Finch for his clear strategic vision and his inclusive approach to decision-making.
So if you know a councillor who has shown a similar commitment to delivering value for money, we want to hear from you. Be they a portfolio holder for finance or a backbencher, make sure that their hard work and efforts are recognised by nominating them for the CCLA Award.
The closing date for entries is next Friday 18th January so don’t miss out on the chance to nominate!
To find out more about CCLA and the Public Sector Deposit Fund, please visit their website.
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