NLGN calls for Government to embrace a “genuine new loNLGN calls for Government to embrace a “genuine new localism” to bring about new culture of local democracycalism” to bring about new culture of local democracy October 10, 2002

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 […]

NLGN to establish ‘Mayoral Forum’ October 4, 2002

Independent think-tank NLGN has announced that it is setting up a Mayoral Forum to offer practical support to the UK’s initial group of directly elected mayors. The forum will involve: The development of key relationships between mayors, chief executives, other senior officers and key agencies. Responding to needs and requirements arising from regular discussions on […]

‘New Localism: refashioning the centre-local relationship’ October 1, 2002

a publication launch with Ed Balls, Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury and the authors Dan Corry, Executive Director, NLGN & Professor Gerry Stoker, Chair, NLGN Thursday 10 October 9.30am for 10.00am – 11.30am (prompt start) 1 Great George StreetWestminster, London All media enquiries to Ian Parker – 020 7357 0116/ Notes: NLGN is an […]

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 […]


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 […]