Collaboration fuels the nation

By MJ Correspondent | 13 August 2014

It is a movement that has signed up more than 20 councils. The model works to retain jobs and investment locally, be ethical, more flexible around the needs of residents and employees and claims to contribute to all aspects of an area’s economy.

It has a network that acts as a hub for policy development, innovation and advocacy that works to help councils translate principles into practice.

But, the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network (CCIN), a collaboration between local authorities that are ‘committed to finding better ways of working for and with local people for the benefit of their local community’, freely admits that the movement in the UK faces significant challenges.

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