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 […]

‘Scrutinising Local Health Delivery: Parameters, Priorities and Partnerships’ October 27, 2003

Thursday 30 October 2003 Barbican Centre, London, EC2Keynote address: Rosie Winterton MP, Minister of State, DoH Since the beginning of 2003, local authorities have had new responsibilities for scrutinising local health service provision on behalf of their communities. The development and implementation of these new arrangements has seen different examples of health scrutiny begin to […]

New report claims strategic role of local government vital for improving schools performance in poor areas October 20, 2003

A new report published today by independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network (NLGN) champions the strategic role played by local government in integrating social inclusion and education and identifies key areas where there is a need to deliver comprehensive support for schools, pupils and their families. The report’s author – policy analyst, Liz Allen, […]

Publication launch event: ‘Schools Beyond the Classroom’ October 20, 2003

MEDIA NOTICE ‘Schools Beyond the Classroom: managing collaboration for social inclusion’ with David Miliband MP, Minister for Schools Standards, DfES Liz Allen, Education Policy Analyst, NLGN & author of the report Mike Blackburn, General Manager, BT Local Government & Education Monday 20th October @ Westminster Venue, London Attendance by invitation only. Despite the steady improvement […]

Health Minister Announces New Support for Local Authority Overview and Scritiny Committees October 10, 2003

DoH press release Health Minister Rosie Winterton today announced further support for local authority overview and scrutiny committees to carry out their reviews of health services. This support will include a one off payment of £2.25million to help local authorities in their new health scrutiny role. Speaking at the New Local Government Network Conference ‘Scrutinising […]