Kindly supported by May Gurney.
Many local authorities are now looking for radically new ways to deliver their services. The problem is that there are worryingly few ideas ready to go. Outside of adult social care – where personalised budgets will transform the landscape over the coming years – councils simply do not have enough innovative thinking.
Looking ahead to the next election, Ripping up the Rule Book will develop a series of radical but credible future scenario case studies of public services in 2015 and beyond. These case studies will provide a provocative challenge to councils, encouraging them to think more ambitiously about how to transform their work. Re-thinking models for interaction between the local state, citizens and private providers will be a key component of this work.