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 […]

‘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 […]