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 […]

New NLGN report calls for Whitehall to embrace more radical Freedoms & Flexibilities package November 20, 2003

A new report by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) is calling on the Government to embrace a new offer from local government, testing the boundaries of its commitment to give councils greater freedom and flexibility in the running of their localities.Commenting on the report’s publication, NLGN director Dan Corry said: “This report shows what […]

Home Secretary, David Blunkett to lead line-up of major speakers at NLGN Annual Conference November 11, 2003

The New Local Government Network (NLGN) has this week announced a line up of senior Town Hall and Whitehall figures who will address its Second Annual Conference, to be held in central London on 22 January 2004.The conference, entitled Decentralising Government: choice, communities and the role of local authorities will see David Blunkett make a […]

‘The future of local government online: Delivering Service Improvement, Promoting Client Led Demand’ November 6, 2003

Thursday 20 November 2003Immarsat Conference Centre, London, EC1Keynote address: Phil Hope MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary, ODPM E-government is vital for the future delivery of local services. Yet building a framework that can both deliver the best possible IT services is a complex process, demanding excellence in project management from local authorities as well as multi-partnership […]