Research Project

Starting to Modernise: the change agenda for local government

With the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Foreword by Rt Hon John Prescott MP, Deputy Prime Minister

This report provides local authorities with an overview of the modernisation agenda, considering both the type of local government that the public may want in the future and the development of the councils community leadership role. It suggests ways to develop a system of appropriate local political leadership and how to create a stronger relationship with the public to deliver Best Value.