Headlines: 29 July, 2015

Cultural change and innovation across the public sector are essential pre-requisites if the Chancellor is to meet his target of a balanced budget by 2019-20. This is the conclusion of Tough love for a better future: The 2015 Spending Review, published by the Centre for Policy Studies. The publication argues that cultural change requires commitment […]


Headlines: 22 July, 2015

The Spending Review announced by the Chancellor will move public service thinking away from seeking further efficiencies to pursing innovative approaches to transform services. The Chancellor has asked departments, outside the ringfence, to model two scenarios of 25% and 40% of savings within their resource budgets by 2019-20 in real terms. These are the same […]

Feature: 28 August, 2015

Framework agreements designed to cut the cost of procurement for public sector organisations were introduced many years ago. In this feature Ross Macmillan describes how collaboration has been taken a step further by councils forming a consortium and the use of G-cloud. Public sector adoption of technology in the UK has largely been perceived as […]

Abstract: 31 July, 2015

In a new report How to Privatise the High Street, published by the Centre for Policy Studies, Dominic Nutt urges the Government to enhance Business Improvement Districts and support locally-lead regeneration of Britain’s streets. Business Improvements Districts (BIDs) are business-led and business-funded bodies formed to improve a defined commercial area. They allow local regeneration to […]

Review: 14 July, 2015

Kevin Murray draws on years of experience spent coaching top leaders from a wide range of organizations to create a unique, successful model for developing your own leadership skills. Inspiring leaders make us want to achieve more. They persuade us to their cause, win our active support, help us to work better together and make […]

Review: 7 July, 2015

In The Front-Line Leader, Chris Van Gorder candidly shares his own incredible story, from police officer to CEO, and the leadership philosophy that drives all of his decisions and actions: people come first. Van Gorder began his unlikely career as a California police officer, which deeply instilled in him a sense of social responsibility, honesty, […]

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