Local Government

The commercial imperative

By Paul Bradbury // 13 July 2016

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Finding the right path to achieving a sustainable commercial model.

The latest report in the Changing Landscape series, published in partnership with CIPFA, looks at how the reduction of central government funding has driven local government to adopt sustainable commercial strategies and to identify alternative income streams, as they strive to become financially self-sufficient.

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Local Government

Invigorating the public sector revolution

By John Hood

Leading a progressive workforce to empower the digital citizen.
 

Civica’s ‘Changing Landscape’ series of reports has already discussed how the world we live in is changing fast, demanding a change in how we deliver public services in the run up to 2025 and beyond. Devolution, mergers between councils, shared services, shifting services online and delivering a digital experience for the masses... it’s all drastically altering the world as we know it. The reports highlight people, culture and leadership as being not only key barriers but also enablers of this change.

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Local Government

Enabling a new world of public service delivery.

By John Hood

Driving an appetite for change through technology and cultural innovation.

Austerity measures clawed back £21 billion over the last parliament with deeper cuts still on the horizon. With five years of austerity already under our belts, it is becoming apparent that there are fewer quick-fire opportunities to address waste and identify efficiencies.

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Local Government

A new government and a renewed focus on IT enabled transformation

By Paul Bradbury

Now the dust is settling from the General Election, the job of running the country is starting in earnest.

Scoping the extent of austerity measures to be enacted during this Parliament is naturally topping the agenda. It’s clear a salami slicing approach has outlived its usefulness, and step-change transformation is an imperative in many areas of the public sector. Indeed innovation, enabled by technology, is pivotal; something that all the main parties recognised with their emphasis on a national digital strategy.

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Local Government

A year of transformation

By Paul Bradbury

Last month Denbighshire County Council announced a strategic shared services partnership to deliver outsourced revenues and benefits locally. This is part of a wider imperative to transform the way the council works in order to maintain and improve services in the face of severe financial constraints.

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