Topic: Personal and organisational development

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Community Budgets Prospectus

The prospectus for councils that want to bid for the new community budget pilots (neighbourhood-level and whole-place) has been published. The timescale for submissions is very tight. This briefing summarises and comments on the document.

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Risk and Reward: local government and risk in the new public realm

There has never been a greater need for innovation in local government service delivery. This report recommends councils to adopt an eight-point risk manifesto for a more flexible approach to risk in order to maximise the potential involvement of community groups and other in delivering services.

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Open Public Services White Paper

This briefing summarises and comments on the Open Public Services White Paper.

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Consumers Powering Growth – Better Choices: Better Deals

This briefing introduces the Government’s new Consumer Empowerment Strategy. It draws local authorities' attention to the implications and opportunities for their strategic, regulatory and service provider roles.

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Cross-government review of statutory duties placed on local government

The government has announced a review into the statutory duties placed on councils. Councils are invited to comment on which duties should be repealed and which should not. Councils should respond to this important, though informal, consultation.

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Prospects for local government: 2011 and beyond

Councils face unprecedented challenges. This briefing looks ahead at the big issues and at specific services - what will local government look like by the end of this Parliament?

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