Robert Pollock

  • Where are the homes this winter?

    21 October 2020

    COVID has shown we need even more affordable housing and further government initiatives to tackle rising levels of homelessness made worse by the pandemic’s economic impact, writes Robert Pollock.


  • Councils v Coronavirus: plan beats no plan

    07 September 2020

    Coronavirus scenario planning exercises with councils have revealed insights into the types of decisions local leaders will need to take to support their communities, says Robert Pollock.


  • The Prime Minister must fix the Special Educational Needs funding system

    16 August 2019

    The system of ‘misaligned incentives’ for Special Educational Needs, with local government as the ‘funder of last resort’ is fundamentally flawed, says Robert Pollock.


  • Social investing can achieve significant value for local taxpayers

    21 August 2018

    Local impact investing provides a smarter alternative for councils looking to generate a return, argue Vidhya Alakeson and Robert Pollock.


  • Devolving transformation

    30 May 2017

    An ecosystem is emerging outside of government which, Robert Pollock writes, is putting co-designed and outcome-oriented services into practice


  • An emergency shot in the arm for local health and care

    01 March 2017

    However controversial, reconfiguring hospitals is the right policy direction to resurrect health and social care, writes Robert Pollock. But policy is only credible if backed up by the resources and capability to deliver it.


  • Creating a smarter state

    30 September 2015

    Robert Pollock describes how innovation and collaboration will improve service delivery in the long-term


  • Whole-place planning

    14 July 2015

    Co-ordinated intervention means delivering better outcomes for people, as Robert Pollock explains


  • A co-design for life

    05 February 2014

    Robert Pollock of the Public Service Transformation Network, outlines how the unit will work with localities to drive the agenda for reform.