The future of two tier local government is one of most vexed questions facing the sector as a whole. It is quite clear that the current division of labour between counties and districts is unsustainable for some parts of the country as both tiers struggle to cope with unprecedented budget cuts. Some districts will cease […]
This report focuses on what local areas can do themselves to transform, and how central government can support this. What we really need is radical change of relationships at a local level, and to support areas to catalyse this process of building better partnerships.
Digital technology provides local authorities with huge opportunities to transform the services that they provide and the way they interact with communities. In a time when councils have to do much more with fewer resources, digital can provide a way to improve outcomes whilst delivering efficiencies. This report makes the case for digital local government […]
At NLGN’s Annual Conference Labour’s policy chief Jon Cruddas MP spoke of the challenges ahead for local government, and the sense of transformation Labour hope to instil as it seeks to devolve power from national government to and through local government. In a speech to the New Local Government Network’s annual conference, Mr Cruddas said: […]
This report looks at the challenges, difficulties and solutions that public health teams have experienced during, and since, the transfer. It also examines the extent to which public health has been integrated into local government and looks at whether the transfer and integration has had an impact on public health priorities and spending.
Today (Thursday 21st November) a discussion event with a difference was hosted by NLGN and PA Consulting Group. Dubbed “local government fight club”, the event was made up of three debates covering the most contentious questions in local government health and care provision: Integration, a national care service and achieving sustainability. The health and social […]
In order to start a conversation between local and national leaders in advance of the manifesto writing process, NLGN have produced a collection of political essays from council leaders and influencers from all the main parties.
NLGN posed this question in a recent survey of more than 65 councils from across the country. Depending on how you read the results, the findings are either remarkably optimistic or deeply worrying.