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‘We’re moving in together’: Work to begin on shared use Forum building

Work will start later this month on a new shared services hub in Hemel Hempstead’s town centre. Dacorum Borough Council is joining forces with public and voluntary sector partners to replace several inefficient and outdated buildings...

Next generation commissioning councils

Back in February, Northamptonshire CC approved plans for radical reforms that could mean the vast majority of its frontline services eventually being commissioned from external organisations, and its directly employed workforce potentially cut t...

Shared legal services will help cut costs

Mendip District Council has launched its new tri-district shared legal services partnership. The creation of Shape Partnership Services – Law and Governance is the result of Mendip District Council teaming up with Taunton Deane Boroug...

Successful NHS trusts should buddy up with those in difficulty

What can be learned from high-performing health organisations? This is the topic we will be discussing at an event at the King’s Fund on Tuesday. My recent review explored how high-performing NHS organisations might lend their support to p...

Devolution will bring maximum value for every taxpayer pound

With pressure on government expenditure unlikely to abate any time soon, devolution can help drive maximum value for every taxpayer pound, the head of Localis, the leading local government think tank, has stated. Alex Thomson added that the...