One day conference: ‘The Future of Srategic Service Partnering’ March 1, 2004

Thursday 4 March 2004 – Inmarsat Conference Centre, 99 City Road, EC1 Keynote address: Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP Minister for Local and Regional Government, ODPM The establishment of long-term contracts with external organisations and private companies to provide a broad range of local services is becoming increasingly common in local government. Launching the final […]

‘So Far so Good for Elected Mayors’ claims new NLGN report February 23, 2004

A new report launched this week by independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network (NLGN) will suggest that the experience of the UK’s ‘First Eleven’ mayoral authorities at the ‘mid-term’ stage is a broadly positive one; and recommend that the Government should consider widening an experiment that has made local political leadership more visible and […]

‘Neighbourhood governance is no threat to the Town Hall’ claims new report from ‘New Localist’ think tank February 11, 2004

A new report by independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network (NLGN) and with a foreword by the Prime Minister’s Head of Policy aims to bring clarity to the sometimes bad-tempered debates concerning ‘New Localism’ and the institutional form of local governance. Since ‘New Localism’ entered UK policy debates through the publication in 2002 of […]

From Empire to Community – The Challenge for 21st Century Governance January 22, 2004

OFFICIAL HOME OFFICE PRESS RELEASE How local and national government adapt to the challenges of the 21st century to give greater power to communities is a debate which needs to be taken on the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, said today. Mr Blunkett said huge changes during the last century have transformed the relationship people have […]

NLGN Research Unit formally launched January 8, 2004

Independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network (NLGN) has this week formally announced the launch of the NLGN Research Unit. As with NLGN’s broader programme, the work of the Unit will fall under two banners – local government modernisation in practice, and the development of an understanding of what governance means in a New Localist […]

Partnership Procurement in Local Government: Collaboration & the National Procurement Strategy November 28, 2003

Wednesday 10 December 2003 Commonwealth Institute, London, W8 Keynote address: Sir Ian Byatt, Local Government Procurement Taskforce & Senior Associate, Frontier Economics The publication of the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government has set up new challenges and opportunities for local authorities on how they can procure sustainable and collaborative partnerships as part of their […]