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 […]

NLGN fringe events @ the Autumn party conferences 2003 September 17, 2003

Liberal Democrats – Brighton, 22 & 23 September Labour – Bournemouth, 30 September Conservatives – Blackpool, 8 October All welcome. Refreshments provided at all events. Liberal Democrats Brighton Monday 22 September – Buckingham Room, Brighton Metropole Hotel, 1.00pm – 2.00pm Is Localism the Way to Better Public Services? NLGN has long been at the forefront […]

Rethinking Service Delivery: Improving Services through Partnerships September 5, 2003

Wednesday 17 September 2003 The Commonwealth Institute, London, W8 Local Authorities are key to delivering the Government’s agenda for improved public services and partnership working is proving to be an effective way to meet this challenge. In particular Strategic Service Delivery Partnerships can assist authorities in managing service improvements both in terms of quality, cost […]

Innovation, vision and leadership essential to success of Local Public Service Agreements July 30, 2003

Local Public Service Agreements (LPSA) – the individual ‘contracts’ established by central and local government aimed at improving local service provision – must be fully integrated within the wider improvement strategy of a local authority if they are to work effectively, according to a new report by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) and the […]

Think-tank calls for open debate on role of ‘choice’ in local public service delivery July 24, 2003

In a new pamphlet launched today, independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network (NLGN) has called for a greater understanding of the role that ‘choice’ might play in the delivery of local public services. Hailed as the motor of reform by government ministers but attacked as a fig leaf for privatisation by its critics, the […]