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Productivity plans: more than just reducing expenditure

20/02/2024

Owen Garling, the Knowledge Transfer Facilitator at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, explains how the public sector can boost its productivity levels.

Putting personal assistants at the heart of care

19/02/2024

Ben Weatherall, co-founder and director of Curam, discusses the skills deficit in the social care system and what to do about it.

National Apprenticeship Week: The importance of a national skills strategy

05/02/2024

Nichola Hay MBE, director of Apprenticeship Strategy and Policy at BPP, discusses the importance of a national strategy with a regional approach.

Public Procurement Quarterly Update: 2023 Q4

29/01/2024

Public procurement experts and LocalGov partners, Tussell, have analysed the local government procurement market for the fourth quarter of 2023.

Will you bring your communities together for Holocaust Memorial Day?

24/01/2024

What can local authorities do to mark Holocaust Memorial Day? Dr Toni Griffiths, outreach officer at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, provides some guidance.

Systemic practice to better support families

17/01/2024

Max Stanford, head of Impact and Evaluation at Coram, discusses a new pilot study looking at systemic practice as part of the Supporting Families Programme.

Preparing for future floods

16/01/2024

After Storm Henk, APSE principal advisor Rob Bailey sets out some of the steps local authorities should take to improve flood preparedness.

Potholes: the drivers’ biggest pain

10/01/2024

Jack Cousens, head of roads policy at the AA, discusses the scourge of potholes and what councils should do to fix the local road network.

The separation of planning and landowning powers

02/01/2024

Gemma Duncan and William Murrin, Sharpe Pritchard, discuss planning and landowning powers and the implications of a recent High Court judgement.

Thinking ahead: housing delivery in 2024

21/12/2023

With 2024 almost certain to be an election year, Colin Brown, head of Planning & Development, Carter Jonas discusses what policies for housing delivery we are likely to see discussed.

The role of councils in supporting child victims of abuse

20/12/2023

Dr Jo Casebourne, chief executive of Foundations, discusses the crucial role local authorities play in supporting child victims of domestic abuse.

Navigating the complex terrain of recruitment

18/12/2023

Rod McMillan, marketing manager, Monster UK discusses how local authorities can improve recruitment and retention of staff.

Simpler Recycling: The implications for local authorities

04/12/2023

Lee Marshall, Policy and External Affairs Director, CIWM looks at the Government’s recycling reforms and what they mean for local authorities.

Wraparound childcare: what do parents want?

29/11/2023

Ellen Broomé, managing director of Coram Family and Childcare, shares what must be done to make sure families can access the provision they need.

Can local government take much more?

27/11/2023

Dr Andrew Walker, head of Research, LGIU reflects on the Autumn Statement and asks: what might it take for the Government to pay attention to local authorities?

Autumn Statement 2023: Where does all the HS2 money go now?

20/11/2023

Jessica Bowles, director of strategic partnerships and impact at Bruntwood, discusses the future of Northern Powerhouse Rail.

Tackling fraud in the public sector: how can central government support local authorities?

08/11/2023

Colin Gray, principal fraud consultant at SAS UK, explains the current perceived risks from citizens around fraud, and how public sector bodies can deploy technology to counteract it and protect public finances.

Why know your business checks are vital to prevent fraud

06/11/2023

Barley Laing, UK managing director at Melissa, explains know your business checks and how they can help councils avoid the threat of fraud.

It’s a speed thing: digital transformation in local government

01/11/2023

Adrian Trickett, Vice President of Sales and General Manager of EMEA at Boomi, discusses why digital transformation projects in local government fail.

Time for local authorities to ‘right-size’ their offices?

26/10/2023

Mobilityways' local authorities lead Graeme Banister asks: should councils reinvent their town halls, or motivate staff to return and fill up these empty edifices?

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