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Mark Whitehead considers if local authorities should appoint 'public entrepreneurs' to help drive forward innovation in the sector.
Stephen Smith calls on local authorities to challenge businesses to innovate, rather than buying products based purely on cost and availability.
A BT first: BT recently co-hosted the inaugural Chamberlain Lecture, featuring a keynote speech by The Rt Hon. the Lord Heseltine CH.
Councils who come up with innovative uses of digital technology in the delivery of adult social care will be able to apply for a share of a new £1m fund.
Over £600,000 has been awarded by the Government to eight schemes, including projects that train women to become leaders in their communities.
A think tank has warned that a radical cultural shift is needed in local government rather than the rigid redesign of structures.
Is local government really too risk-averse and cautious to be truly transformational? William Eichler investigates.
Birmingham has had to give up its crown as Hull replaces the west Midlands city as the most enterprising place in Britain.
Forward thinking councils are being urged to apply for the Design in the Public Sector programme to help tackle public health challenges.
A community gardening scheme, improvements in ambulance services and a plan to tackle the effects of climate change are among projects aimed at fostering public sector innovation in Wales.