Topic: Public Service Reform and Corporate Performance

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Bridging the gap

19 Sep 2018

We have, believes Jonathan Carr-West, an increasingly accurate and compelling vision for how our civic futures could look. But how do we bridge the gap from where we are now to where we need to be?

Northamptonshire on the brink

2 Aug 2018

Things lurch from bad to worse in Northamptonshire. Following the issue of a second section 114 notice and a scathing letter to councillors from the Finance Director condemning years of financial mismanagement that have left the council on the brink of collapse and needing to find another £60 – 70 million saving this year. The […]

California dreaming…

26 Jul 2018

A recent trip Stateside has left Janet Sillett pondering the lessons that local government across the globe could learn from each other.

Viewpoint: Crisis comms – lessons from Greater Manchester Police

19 Jul 2018

Amanda Coleman, head of corporate communications at Greater Manchester Police, recently presented a webinar for Vuelio on Crisis Comms, Lessons from Greater Manchester Police. She discussed the Manchester Arena bombing and the importance of keeping people at the heart of your response. The webinar included a live Q&A, and afterwards she spoke to Vuelio’s  Jake O’Neill. Can you walk […]

Viewpoint: Only change can regain public trust

13 Jun 2018

Following the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire the response of the Council - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea - was roundly condemned. The Council commissioned CfPS to undertake research and provide recommendations as to how it could improve its governance. Jacqui McKinlay explains why a focus on the culture of the Council was central to the subsequent report.

Reigniting localism: three essays on the future of local government

6 Oct 2017

Councils are in policy limbo. With Whitehall and Westminster fully absorbed by the unfolding drama of Brexit, and local government policy narrowed to dealing with the consequences of the Grenfell tragedy, little bandwidth remains for addressing more strategic issues. The LGiU is launching a series of essays, in which we will explore the main challenges facing local authorities and identify some solutions for moving forward.

Viewpoint: London Ventures

20 Sep 2017

London Ventures is a partnership between London Councils, the umbrella body for London local government, and EY, overseen and sponsored by the Capital Ambition Board.

Councils and cyber security

2 Jun 2017

A recent ransomware attack had major consequences for the NHS. Local authorities must take it as a wake-up call, writes Lauren Lucas.

Falling short on social care reform? The manifesto pledges

26 May 2017

We’ve all known for some time that radical changes are needed in the way that social care is funded and commissioned by local authorities and for those individuals who don’t qualify for state aid for their social care. The LGiU has produced a series of reports showing that social care, and home care in particular, […]