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 […]

Business Improvement Districts: Models for Economic Renewal June 30, 2003

One day conference Barbican Centre, London, EC2 – Wednesday 9 July 2003 with Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Minister for Local Government, ODPM As the Local Government Bill continues its progress through Parliament, legislation will soon to be introduce to provide for the introduction of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). With draft guidance already in circulation, […]

Delivering The Communities Plan: The Strategic Role for Local Authorities June 27, 2003

One day conference Monday 7 July 2003 – Holiday Inn, Regents Park, London The Government’s Communities Plan looks to challenge the entire way in which services support the development of communities, how they are perceived and provide safe and positive environments for individuals and families in which to live and work. Jointly hosted by the […]

MAKING PROGRESS UNDER CPA: The Future of Assessment – Strategies for Success June 24, 2003

One day conference Central London, Tuesday 8 July 2003 Having restated its support for the general thrust of Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA), the New Local Government Network (NLGN) recently responded to an Audit Commission consultation document CPA – The Next Steps by calling for radical reform to allow local authorities to request a further corporate […]