Service Delivery

Birmingham CC and Capita ‘dissolve’ long-standing partnership

02/08/2019

Birmingham City Council has announced that its 13 year joint venture with Capita has been ‘largely ended’, reportedly saving taxpayers £44m.

Councils invited to join design technique scheme

04/06/2019

Councils are being invited to join a scheme to help them use design techniques to improve the services they offer.

Council funding system ‘unsustainable’, financial experts warn

29/05/2019

Spending on local services has fallen over the last decade and the funding available to councils will become ‘inadequate’, according to financial experts.

Can investing in property pay for services?

23/05/2019

Investing in property to help pay for services is an idea whose time may have passed, says Mark Whitehead

Oxfordshire councils to extend joint working arrangements

16/04/2019

Two councils are considering extending their working partnership in a move they hope will trigger a ‘broader conversation’ on local government organisation.

Union calls on Brent councillors to bring cleaning services in-house

11/01/2019

The union GMB have thrown their support behind recommendations for Brent Council to bring their cleaning services back in-house.

Council revenues unlikely to ‘keep pace’ with demand on services

20/12/2018

Revenues from business rates and council tax will not keep pace with rising costs and demands for services, financial experts have warned.

English councils undergoing harshest spending cuts

09/10/2018

English councils have been hit twice as hard by spending cuts compared to their Scottish and Welsh counterparts, according to a study published today.

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Beware the agent of change

Tom Cosgrove explains what planning decisions should be made to avoid significant adverse impacts from noise.
A chance to speak as one image

A chance to speak as one

Community power is gaining momentum across the public sector, says Adam Lent. In advance of New Local’s ‘Stronger Things’ event in March, he outlines why it’s time to build a united voice for change.
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