Productivity

Halving regional productivity gap would boost economy by £83bn

26/11/2019

The UK economy could be boosted by £83bn per year if regions with below average productivity could close just half of their shortfall, according to a new report.

Councils save £100m through sector-led improvements

20/08/2019

Councils have saved more than £100m in the past year by using the Local Government Association’s sector-led improvement (SLI) offer.

Going the extra mile

08/08/2019

Paul Doe explains how local authorities can deliver value to citizens beyond connectivity.

Digital leadership and social value ecosystems

02/08/2019

Philip Baulch explores the role of the digital leader in driving culture change.

Harnessing the power of place can lead to better pay

17/05/2019

Douglas White explains why the Living Wage Places movement is gaining traction across the country.

Think tank calls for creation of a British Investment Bank

15/05/2019

An investment bank should be set up to 'kick start a productivity revolution' after Brexit, according to a local government think tank.

UK cities have 'more than recovered', says latest index

01/11/2018

Improving skills levels and new business formation have been the key long-term drivers of city growth since the financial crisis, according to analysts.

Inequality holding back growth potential of places warns report

19/04/2018

Inequality is holding back the full growth potential of places, according to the results of the annual Vibrant Economy Index.

Tough decisions needed to protect commercial heart of cities

11/04/2018

As urban centres change transform, the priority should be on protecting and expanding the commercial space in city centres, rather than encouraging more residential development, argues Andrew Carter.

Rural counties suffer from low broadband speeds

06/04/2018

A new study has revealed that over two-thirds of England’s counties have lower than average broadband speeds.

Industrial strategy neglecting fortunes of ‘left-behind’ areas, think tank warns

26/03/2018

The Government’s decision to focus its industrial strategy on the most advanced areas of England risks neglecting the economic fortunes of the bulk of the country, think tank warns.

The power of automated workflows

26/02/2018

Nick Parkes calls on councils to adopt automated workflow software to increase productivity.

Dusting off your in-house project management framework

07/02/2018

Sarah Wilson explains the benefits of councils having a standard approach to project management.

Report published into improving value of public spending

20/11/2017

A new 'public value framework' is the central recommendation of a report aiming to deliver better value for money for publicly-funded services.

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Challenging rateable values

Roger Messenger calls on councils to assess their entire property portfolio and identify every business rate exemption or relief they may be entitled to.
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