Councils at risk of becoming irrelevant April 23, 2015

data is not just a financial asset, but equally that it is the key that unlocks council’s ability to fully integrate and transform the services they offer local people to truly develop the full potential of their places.

Councils at risk of becoming irrelevant
Statement on Conservative Right to Buy changes April 14, 2015

Statement begins: “Forcing councils to sell-off their highest value properties is simply bad policy. Money should not be taken from hard-strapped local authorities to fund a central pot to compensate housing associations for the Conservatives’ decision to introduce Right to Buy with high discounts to their tenants. Councils are already struggling both to house their […]

A DESIGN FOR LIFE: HOW COUNCILS AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS CAN COLLABORATE FOR IMPACT March 24, 2015

Local authorities, housing associations and the health sector are natural partners. There is significant overlap between the people they work with and the challenges they face. This report examines good practice demonstrating the benefits of collaboration, analyses some of the barriers to change and sets out practical steps and tools for overcoming these obstacles.

A DESIGN FOR LIFE: HOW COUNCILS AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS CAN COLLABORATE FOR IMPACT
NLGN welcomes Government commitment to extending digital ambition March 19, 2015

In the Budget yesterday, Chancellor George Osborne offers a further commitment to the digital transformation of local government. The Red Book – the details of the budget – says: “HM Treasury, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Government Digital Service will collaborate with partners in local government, as the sector develops a […]

NLGN welcomes Government commitment to extending digital ambition
Council Budgeting must be brought into the 21st century December 1, 2014

Councils should adopt “smarter” approaches to budgeting which make sure the strategic value of every pound goes towards meeting outcomes. They should no longer simply follow the patterns of past spending based on previous spending in individual departmental siloes.

SMART BUDGETING: INTEGRATING FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR OUTCOMES