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The recent report by the New Local Government Network found a dwindling appetite for outsourcing at a time when many are rethinking the relationship between the public and private sectors.
Sophie Hamnett urges local authorities to adopt pollinator action plans, which could help save them money as well as protecting the country’s bees.
Toby Hayward-Butcher explains what VAR can teach us about technology-driven transformation in local government.
Cllr Asima Shaikh explains how councils can make a meaningful difference to fledgling businesses and create decent, secure jobs.
With councils being urged to provide payday loans to their staff through payroll systems, Mark Whitehead considers if this is a better option than using existing schemes like credit unions.
Robbie Blackhurst finds out how local authorities can follow the example of Liverpool City Council by adopting an ‘invest to earn’ strategy.
Stuart Jarvis explains why councils are exploring Islamic Finance as an alternative source of funding.
Alex Green explains the role strategic property development is playing in the transformation of the NHS.
Mark Whitehead explains why councils are right to use fake Facebook profiles to track down illegal activities.
Ian Thomas demands proportionate positive action to increase diversity in leadership positions.