Mutual

New mutual to reduce insurance costs for councils

20/07/2017

Council chiefs are exploring options to set up a local government mutual to reduce the amount councils spend on insurance every year.

Aiding our mutuals friends

15/04/2016

With the number of public service mutuals failing to meet Government targets, Karen Cherrett asks what is next for employee ownership in local government

Six local authorities to develop new models for youth services

13/01/2016

Six local authorities have been chosen to share £200,000 funding to help change the way they deliver youth services.

City council transfers disability service to staff-led mutual

10/08/2015

A council learning disability service used by more than 1,000 people has been taken over by a new social enterprise owned and led by its staff.

Maude hails success of 100 public service mutuals

23/07/2014

There are now 100 mutuals delivering £1.5bn of public services and employing 35,000 people, according to the latest figures.

Salford Council supports social care mutual

28/01/2014

Salford City Council has backed staff looking to set up a John Lewis style company to deliver social care.

MPs support public ownership of services

22/01/2014

The public should be given ownership of services before they are outsourced or privatised, a new bill is proposing.

Mutuals and procurement

15/01/2014

With the Cabinet Office continuing to approve public service mutuals, will new EU procurement rules make it easier for them to bid for contracts?

Councils urged to bid for funding to develop new delivery models

07/01/2014

A new £1m fund has been launched to enable local to develop new delivery models to transform public services.

The Bay – a pivot to purpose image

The Bay – a pivot to purpose

Tim Pope and Sam Plum explain why local government reorganisation can be used as a catalyst for a new generation of councils that reflect their local economies and can lead the recovery.
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