A career in local government is no longer as secure as it once was. This creates a challenge to create a new employment bargain that excites and engages employees whilst still delivering efficient public services. NLGN and the LGA are delighted to invite you to our roundtables looking into the future of the local government workforce. The findings from these roundtables will help shape research for the report due to be published in December 2016.
Community Asset Transfer (CAT) gives local communities the right to take on ownership or stewardship of public assets and deliver public services themselves. Services run by and for local people should ideally be more responsive and deliver wider benefits such as improved community cohesion and empowerment.
We will examine how the fiscal and policy environment are affecting the operating context for community businesses seeking to use CAT; and set out a clear programme for local government to help optimise the resilience of CAT projects over the long term.