NLGN calls on Government to toughen its plans for intervention for failing councils September 30, 2002

Independent think-tank NLGN has responded to the Government’s recent consultation paper Tackling Poor Performance in Local Government, offering detailed criticism of the draft strategy and calling for far more robust intervention plans. In a document, made public today, NLGN argues that any intervention must be a necessarily unpleasant experience for failing local authorities: “So that […]

Health and Local Government Partnerships – Best Practice, Future Developments August 28, 2002

One day national conference, Central London, Tuesday 17 September Speakers include David Browning, Associate Director, Public Services Research, Audit Commission; Professor Chris Ham, Director, Strategy Unit, Department of Health; Dr Keith Robinson, Chief Executive, Wiltshire County Council; Richard Humphries, Director of Health and Social Care Change Agent Team, Department of Health; Jeremy Hallett, Care Trust […]

NLGN and IDeA announce Leadership Masterclasses for ‘new breed of local authority managers’ August 5, 2002

Senior management jobs in local authorities are becoming increasingly complex, requiring a new range of skills and competencies to ensure effective service delivery. To prepare a new breed of managers to meet the challenges of Comprehensive Performance Assessment and the 2005 e-government targets, a joint initiative by NLGN and IDeA is offering opportunities to refresh […]

NLGN Innovation Forum identifies key ingredients of ‘change leadership’ August 2, 2002

A new joint report from NLGN and IDeA on organisational transformation at two leading local authorities has identified the key ingredients for other authorities embarking on a similar process of change. E-government and organisational transformation – lessons from Liverpool and Hertfordshire, the first published output from NLGN’s Innovation Forum identifies the necessary components to any […]

NLGN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DAN CORRY AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR July 11, 2002

Independent think-tank NLGN has today announced that its new Executive Director will be Dan Corry, a former Treasury economist, Senior Economist at ippr and ministerial special advisor at DTLR and DTI. Mr. Corry is joining NLGN after a lengthy recruitment process undertaken by Veredus (formerly the recruiting arm of PwC). He will take up post […]

NLGN / IDeA report calls for wider involvement of school governors in community regeneration July 7, 2002

A new joint report from NLGN and the IDeA is calling for the wider involvement of school governors in the community planning process, outlining the positive impact of such integration upon community well-being, local democratic accountability and education standards. Governing Education for Regeneration by Liz Allen and Dr Jane Martin illustrates, through six case studies, […]

Local government reeling after disastrous turnout May 7, 1999

Regardless of any individual crumbs of comfort that the main political parties will try to pick out from last night one thing remains crystal clear: last night’s local government election results yet again highlights the tremendous disconnection between local politicians and the electorate. With turnout as low as 12% in some wards across England and […]