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In this edition of Policy Platform we discuss the benefits and challenges of moving towards such a system, with more employees and service users taking control of public services.
Mike Freer, the former leader of the London Borough of Barnet explains the “easyCouncil” approach that would allow the council a greater personalisation of its budget.
This is a note following a roundtable discussion hosted by Localis and IDeA looking into the need of centralised inspection and targets in local government as well as systematic changes which could be applied in the short and medium term. Sara Williams, Strategic Advisor of IDeA, introduced and concluded the session, with a wide ranging discussion in between.
This is a note following a roundtable discussion hosted by Localis looking into revisiting the crucially important idea that funding reform of local government is of fundamental importance for a truly localist agenda. James Morris, Chief Executive of Localis, introduced the session, which was followed by a wide ranging discussion.
This is a note following a roundtable discussion hosted by Localis and Votivation looking into how the internet and technology can be utilised to improve local accountability and to involve citizens in decision making.David Hunter, Chairman of Votivation, introduced and concluded the session, with a wide ranging discussion in between.
This is a note following a roundtable discussion hosted by Localis and Essex County Council considering the merits of the current benefits system and the potential alternatives. Lord Hanningfield, Strategic Leader of Essex County Council, introduced and concluded the session, with a wide ranging discussion in between.
With a foreword by Sir Simon Jenkins, this is a report outlining the case for the accountability of performance and assessment of local government to be devolved to local government and local people.
In this edition of Policy Platform we discuss what the future role of local government in the education system should be. This is a topic which has divided opinion in the past, so we have assembled three leading thinkers in this field to discuss the topic to establish what the fault lines are, and how they may be solved.
The London Borough of Sutton seeks to transform the housing and council tax benefit claim process through e-enabled claiming only. Sutton wishes to help customers access housing and council tax benefits by removing the need to complete lengthy complex application forms and by offering a choice of assisted ways to claim.
A joint KPMG and Localis publication looking to outline a vision for local government in the context of significant cuts across the public sector. The document has five key areas which we explore and suggest that local government should be looking at in the coming years.