A change of direction
Léonie Cowen says there is a better model for the procurement of placements for looked after children, and she outlines how to achieve this using a collaborative Department for Education-funded approach she believes is unique.
Tackling COVID’s hit on leisure
Léonie Cowen takes a look at the commercial and legal issues COVID-19 has caused for local authority indoor leisure.
An alternative commissioning model
High cost residential care for children is a major source of financial difficulties for local authorities. Léonie Cowen and Andrew Rome believe there are more effective and efficient ways of commissioning placements.
Business rate changes could damage local charities
Plans for localising the business rate from next year could hit charities warns Léonie Cowen.