The purpose of this paper is to identify ways in which the leadership skills and capacity required in local government to understand and exploit digital tools and approaches effectively can best be developed and supported.
The purpose of this paper is to explore the wider potential of digital tools, technologies and approaches to support ‘transformation' – that is the fundamental redesign of local services so that they deliver better outcomes, in a more targeted and timely fashion, at less cost – building on existing exemplars.
Jointly produced by the LGA and National Association of Local Councils (NALC), this publication describes five models of how principal councils are devolving services to a more local level. ‘Modelling devolution' offers food for thought together with some recommended do's and don'ts for those councils that are contemplating devolving services.
With the new General Power of Competence being introduced following the Localism Act, councils will have a greater degree of freedom to trade and charge. This will allow them to think innovatively about new products and services and how to offer existing services more cost effectively.
RIEPs – regional improvement and efficiency partnerships – play a key role in supporting councils. Put simply, they help councils and their partners to deliver better services by supporting them in their efforts to become more efficient, innovative and engaged with citizens.