The Total Place pilots are due to submit their final report shortly and there seems to be a positive attitude towards a more integrated ‘whole area’ approach. There is much speculation about the potential savings achievable if the intentions of the ‘Total Place’ programme are viable. The concept is a strong one: rather than see individual agencies or local authorities structure their expenditure in silos, a strategic approach to the deployment of total local spending could yield big savings and improve outcomes for citizens. For us the key question is not only what could be achieved but how it can be achieved.
This NLGN report intends to set out the steps necessary for the delivery of truly integrated place-based decision-making. Join us to hear our key recommendations and to hear from our invited guest speakers.
Helen Bailey, Director, Public Services, HM Treasury
Nigel Keohane, Head of Research, NLGN
Cllr David Parsons CBE, Leader, Leicestershire County Council
Dave Smith, Chief Executive, Sunderland City Council
Dick Sorabji, Corporate director, policy and public affairs, London Councils
Chair: Chris Leslie, Director, NLGN