Nathan Elvery

Money Matters


Standing in a sweet shop, listening to a conversation between a group of children, I was reminded of other conversations taking place across our sector….

Programme Athena


Nathan Elvery discusses IT shared service initiative Programme Athena.

Money Matters


In a week where Iceland once again exploded on to our screens, we are warned that in late autumn this year, like a prediction from the 16th century apothecary Nostradamus, Armageddon could be upon local authorities – in the same year that Nostradamus

Money Matters


English authorities are planning to use reserves on a scale not seen in almost a decade, with more than 30 authorities across the land expecting to reduce their reserves by more than one-third.

Money Matters


In 1906, case law established that the ‘treasurer’ was not merely a servant of a local authority, but held a fiduciary responsibility to all local taxpayers, a historic legal basis established more than a century ago.

Money Matters


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A step change into the commercial world


Nathan Elvery explains how his authority has set up a trading company in the social heathcare market.

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Every night before I rest my head See those dollar bills go swirling round my bed...

Money Matters


I close my eyes and hear the crash of the waves as they break against our sands in their relentless pursuit to capture the beach.

Money Matters


As we begin to see the impact of the economic downturn through increased cost pressures on key services, perhaps the proverbial stuff really is about to hit the oscillating air device.

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Of mutual benefit


While Brent LBC may have fallen foul of procurement laws when it joined the London Authorities Mutual Ltd, other councils do have the right to join, as Nathan Elvery explains

Money Matters


Across the land, last preparations have been made and final stories read as our budgets are put to bed...

Money matters


Every finance director has a statutory responsibility to lead and manage an effective and responsive financial service, explains Nathan Elvery, director of finance and resources at Croydon LBC

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