Analysis

  • Scotland’s towns get a data driven head start

    Gina Wilson explains how the Understanding Scottish Places tool is helping to make town's better places to work and live.

    Scotland’s towns get a data driven head start
  • Merging councils – more process, less stress

    Find out how Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council in Australia prepared themselves to merge together.

    Merging councils – more process, less stress
  • Finding the money for social care

    While the government's answer to solving the social care crisis appears to be increasing council tax bills, will this money even make a dent in the expected overspend this year? William Eichler and Laura Sharman investigate.

    Finding the money for social care
  • 2017: Process Disrupted

    Promapp outlines the three process essentials that all local government organisations should strive to have in place in 2017 to ensure they are ready for the challenges that may lie ahead.

    2017: Process Disrupted
  • It started with a Google search...

    To say Aylesbury Vale District Council was ahead of the curve when it undertook a complete transformation programme back in 2010 would be an understatement. Laura Sharman chats to its chief executive, Andrew Grant, to find out what role digital change has played in this journey.

    It started with a Google search...
  • Meeting the planning challenges of the Housing White Paper

    Emma Jones that when used in the right way, Sustainability Appraisals can help meet many of the challenges that are set out in the Housing White Paper.

    Meeting the planning challenges of the Housing White Paper
  • Hull rides wave of optimism

    Cultural and economic buoyancy beckons for a city ravaged by the death of its docks but now seeking new-found status as a world-class visitor destination, renewable energy powerhouse and smart business hub.

    Hull rides wave of optimism
  • Whitehall’s war on unaccompanied minors

    William Eichler argues the decision to scrap the Dubs scheme for child refugee should come as no surprise.

    Whitehall’s war on unaccompanied minors
  • The key to successful shared services

    Ivan Seselj explores what UK councils can learn from their Australian counterparts when it comes to implementing successful shared services and mergers.

    The key to successful shared services
  • Care of the elderly should be a shared responsibility

    Tony Pilkington calls on councils to develop new models of care in order to empower local communities.

    Care of the elderly should be a shared responsibility
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