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Paper outlines key issues discussed during roundtable held
A programme looking into how to deliver high quality services at a lower cost?allowing the Council to develop through partnerships and harnessing innovation from staff and other partners.
We surveyed 80 representatives of Councils on the current status of their reservees
Podcasts were made available on the corporate website in a number of different languages. The audio format is more accessible than written format, and it provides the potential for significant cost savings
Looking into how to get Local Authorities to work better together across the tiers and across the borders to deliver services more efficiently and effectively.
This report compares the English central-local balance with that in a number of European and Commonwealth countries. It examines issues ranging from finance and performance management to constitutional protection.
In this second Localis Policy Platform, two County Councils (Essex and Leicestershire), a District Council (Tandridge) and a unitary authority (Bracknell Forest) address the need for change in the local government finance system.
This research note by Localis examines ways to create a more effective ‘freedom of information’ for local areas by looking at both how public bodies such as local authorities can release more information, but also how the data itself can be improved to make it more amenable to the public and to those who wish to manipulate it in new and meaningful ways.
This paper is the first in a series of publications, with submissions by leading figures across a number of Councils across the UK, aided by Localis, with the aim of creating a dialogue between Local Authorities and policy makers about some of the most important issues and experiences that Councils have encountered in their daily work.
This research note suggests that the Government’s case for RDAs is based on little or no evidence, and that the current Sub-National Review does not go far enough to devolve power to from the regional tier to councils.