DTI Minister Calls On Business Community To Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility December 3, 2002

Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State at the Department of Trade & Industry has called upon companies to embrace Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ensure that it is a core element of mainstream business activity. In a keynote address to a New Local Government Network conference on local partnership and the challenge of CSR, the […]

The Liveability Agenda: Working Towards Joined-Up Street Management November 28, 2002

The Liveability Agenda: Working Towards Joined-Up Street Management One day national conference Institute of Directors, London SW1, Thursday 5 December Keynote speaker: Barbara Roche MP, Minister of State, ODPM Liveability issues and the street environment rides high on the list of priorities that the public wants local authorities to address. Concern about graffiti, vandalism, anti-social […]

Local Corporate Social Responsibility conference November 25, 2002

The New Challenge to Local Partnerships: Local Corporate Social Responsibility’ One day national conference Thistle Hotel Victoria, London SW1, Tuesday 3 December Keynote speaker: Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State, DTI With strategic partnering now core to local authority delivery and governance, new imperatives are being created. Private and voluntary sector partners are increasingly expected […]

Audit Commission Chief says CPA is Great Opportunity to Improve Public Services November 12, 2002

Sir Andrew Foster, Controller at the Audit Commission has issued a plea to local authority officers to embrace their forthcoming CPA assessments and view the process as a willingness on the part of central government to give local government the power it needs to improve local public services. In a keynote address to an NLGN […]

NLGN calls for additional local authority ‘freedoms’ November 8, 2002

Independent think-tank NLGN is calling upon government ministers to illustrate their commitment to ‘new localism’* by including a number of additional proposals in the Local Government Bill proposed in the Queen’s speech. Hopeful for a progressive Bill that helps shift the balance of power between central and local government towards an agenda that NLGN and […]

Comprehensive Performance Assessment: Strategies for Success November 5, 2002

One day national conference New Connaught Rooms, London WC2, Monday 11 November Keynote speaker: Sir Andrew Foster, Controller, Audit Commission Comprehensive Performance Assessment will shortly affect every local authority in England. The classifications that councils receive will determine the freedoms and flexibilities they are offered or whether they are to face special measures. This timely […]

NLGN & NPI call for Treasury ‘Green Book’ reform to raise quality of investment appraisal October 28, 2002

Two independent think-tanks, the New Local Government Network and the New Policy Institute, are calling on the Treasury to make further amendments to a new draft of its ‘Green Book’ – the central government “bible” setting out the basic principles on investment appraisals for the allocation of public spending. In their joint submission, made public […]

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Independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network (NLGN) is calling upon the Government to take “a leap of faith” in its moves to decentralise power to local authorities in the UK and to establish a new culture of local and regional democracy. A new pamphlet, New Localism: refashioning the centre-local relationship – by Dan Corry […]