I could not choose a ‘best’ example of localism in action from across the UK ? there are so many ? but the London Borough of Barnet’s PledgeBank is as good as any.
Localis, in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Land Securities, is today launching a major report that concludes that neighbourhood plans can deliver a more positive attitude to planning from all involved, and ultimately help drive national growth, from the bottom up, in the years ahead.
More than 80% of councils are planning to take on a strategic commissioning role for the delivery of local services, according to Localis.
Some 80% of English councils are considering taking a greater strategic commissioning role in the delivery of their services, according to fresh research.
80% of councils are considering taking a greater strategic commissioning role in the delivery of local public services in the near future, in order to meet the challenges of unprecedented financial squeeze faced by English local authorities, according to a report published by Localis, in partnership with…
Local government think tank Localis has launched a major report, with cross party support, at the Labour party conference in Liverpool, describing how councils can deliver better public services by shifting towards a more ‘strategic commissioning’ approach.
What do we mean by efficiency? It seems like a straightforward question, but as we found at a recent Localis and Capita Symonds roundtable discussion, the answer is not as obvious as one might think.
MP Graham Allen believes his proposed early intervention foundation could be created early next year following crucial backing from prime minister David Cameron
Skills, criminal justice and health, as well as work and pensions, are all areas in which councils should be free to show how they can do things differently and more effectively, says Alex Thomson.
Is the coalition Government serious about empowering local government?
As the Localism Bill moves into Report stage in the Lords, local authorities are getting ever closer to gaining their much discussed General Power of Competence (GPoC).