Topic: Personal and organisational development

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After Carillion: Public sector outsourcing and contracting

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report deals with the criteria for deciding whether public sector projects are suitable to be run by the private sector, the success of PFI, and how the market is shaped and managed for the private delivery of public sector projects and services.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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DCMS: Civil Society Strategy

The DCMS Civil Society Strategy brings together the public sector, private businesses, charities and volunteers to tackle social problems and build a fairer society. Commitments include £165m to support community organisations, youth employment, address financial exclusion trial participatory democracy techniques, harness ‘tech for good’, and develop smarter and more flexible commissioning, social finance and public…

England & Wales Briefing

Northamptonshire on the brink

Things lurch from bad to worse in Northamptonshire. Following the issue of a second section 114 notice and a scathing letter to councillors from the Finance Director condemning years of financial mismanagement that have left the council on the brink of collapse and needing to find another £60 – 70 million saving this year. The…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

California dreaming…

A recent trip Stateside has left Janet Sillett pondering the lessons that local government across the globe could learn from each other.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Viewpoint: Crisis comms – lessons from Greater Manchester Police

Amanda Coleman, head of corporate communications at Greater Manchester Police, recently presented a webinar for Vuelio on Crisis Comms, Lessons from Greater Manchester Police. She discussed the Manchester Arena bombing and the importance of keeping people at the heart of your response. The webinar included a live Q&A, and afterwards she spoke to Vuelio’s  Jake O’Neill. Can you walk…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds (Sibs) are being used for some local authority commissioning. This briefing describes the three main types of Sib, and considers how they can be evaluated.

England & Wales Briefing
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ONS place-based statistics: implications for local authorities

An overview of recent ONS statistical releases on population, housing, labour market, household income, electoral registration, and internet users - together with a discussion on how to ensure LAs are keeping abreast of statistics and using them in their place-shaping and community leadership roles

England & Wales Briefing