Best Practice

East Ayrshire’s big journey

By Fiona Lees | August 10, 2017

Fiona Lees charts the progress of East Ayrshire Council’s award-winning transformation strategy, which has not only maintained vital services, but forged new relationships with the community.

  • The power of data

    By Stewart Eldridge | August 9, 2017

    Stewart Eldridge discusses with key figures the way local authorities have been making the most of quality, comprehensive data to deal with the challenge of delivering efficient, quality services.

  • Navigating the skills and local economic growth quandary

    By Martin Swales | July 26, 2017

    The recent launch of the SOLACE paper, Skills and Local Economic Growth, had one clear message: only by maximising skills outcomes can we successfully grow local economies, writes Martin Swales.

  • Shaping Oldham’s economic future

    By Tom Stannard | July 26, 2017

    Oldham has a long-term masterplan which will act as a catalyst for regeneration across five town centres. The partnership between private and public sectors will be worth an additional £50m a year to the town’s economy, as Tom Stannard explains.

  • Opening new doors

    By Beatrice Cingtho-Taylor | July 26, 2017

    Managing demand for homelessness services is a growing issue for local authorities. Havering has taken significant measures to be prepared, and as Beatrice Cingtho-Taylor says, others need to follow.


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