Six reasons our public services need a paradigm shift towards the community Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, NLGN, February 25, 2019

A new approach to public services is gradually emerging on the front-line. Many innovations coming from local government, the health sector, education and social enterprises are flourishing independently of each other, but have at their core one shared feature: handing power over to communities. With that power flows responsibility and ownership for developing solutions, based […]

Six reasons our public services need a paradigm shift towards the community
The Independent Group is disrupting politics. But policy needs disrupting as well Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, February 21, 2019

The tectonic plates are starting to shift at Westminster. But whether the result is a landscape reshaping volcano or merely a short-lived tremor will be decided as much by policy as politics. At the moment, we have two main parties that have struggled to develop overarching visions that feel fresh and responsive to a changing […]

The Independent Group is disrupting politics. But policy needs disrupting as well
How is Brexit affecting community cohesion? Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, NLGN, January 29, 2019

While the Westminster Bubble obsesses over the daily drama of haggling and brinksmanship over the shape of EU withdrawal, the NLGN Leadership Index reveals new insight into what is actually happening in our country. This quarter, our survey of leaders, chief executives and council mayors explored how Brexit is affecting community cohesion. Brexit is having […]

How is Brexit affecting community cohesion?
Four key messages from NLGN’s latest Leadership Index Survey Trinley Walker, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, January 29, 2019

Our latest NLGN Leadership Index focusses this year on two big topical themes for local government: Brexit and prevention. With Brexit dominating the news agenda we asked local government chief executives and leaders about its impact on community cohesion. And with Government aspirations to move towards a healthcare system much more geared towards prevention, we […]

Four key messages from NLGN’s latest Leadership Index Survey
What is the best approach for integration of health and social care provision? Simon Goacher, Partner and Head of Local Government, Weightmans, January 17, 2019

Financial constraints combined with escalating demand for services continues to be one of the biggest challenges that public bodies face. In order for the public sector to face the challenges of the future head on, efficient collaboration – and integration – is key. Weightmans was delighted to host the NLGN Innovation Exchange on health and […]

What is the best approach for integration of health and social care provision?
The public sector will pay the price for a botched Brexit Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, January 16, 2019

This article was first published in the LGC on the 15th of January. The current Westminster conniptions are so often presented as a debate about the long-term future of the United Kingdom that it is easy to forget that Brexit is happening now in the world as it currently is. Recall it we must though […]

The public sector will pay the price for a botched Brexit
Local Government excluded from post-Brexit domestic policy Cabinet Committee Charlotte Morgan, Policy Researcher, NLGN, January 11, 2019

One of the quieter Brexit-related announcements made by the Government this week concerned a ‘reshuffle’ of its Cabinet Committees. The European Union Exit and Trade (Domestic Preparedness, Legislation and Devolution) sub-Committee, which oversaw domestic policy preparation for Brexit, has been disbanded. The European Union Exit and Trade (Preparedness) sub-Committee has been created to “oversee and […]

Local Government excluded from post-Brexit domestic policy Cabinet Committee