Search
Search Only:
Total: 49 results found.
Page 1 of 3

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 3

Created on 15 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... and working with end users to improve your understanding of what is really needed rather than what you thought it needed. Being a point of leadership Finally, figureheading matters. Without a well-publicised ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 2

Created on 01 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... one particular political party; whoever is in opposition will act in the same way. Each would absolutely decry this publicly; that doesn’t make it any less likely. That’s not my job, mate One of the ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 1

Created on 25 October 2015. Posted in Our blog

... soup a curious thing began happening – local government people who had been talking digital in the public domain started migrating. From writers and bloggers to doers and planners and a whole lot more ...

Escaping the Green Belt

Created on 30 September 2015. Posted in Our blog

... policy. In 1935 when the Greater London Regional Planning Committee proposed the creation of a green belt they did so: ‘to provide a reserve supply of public open spaces and of recreational areas and ...

100 days in office and all that...

Created on 23 August 2015. Posted in Our blog

... game in town for councils looking to evolve beyond the confines of prolonged demise by a thousand cuts.  Many local authorities are currently publicly committed to exploring the options whilst working ...

The next steps for equalities?

Created on 02 June 2015. Posted in Our blog

... persist. As useful and, in some cases, penetrating as these commissions have been they have tended to ignore the nuts and bolts of how public agencies ‘do’ equality – how they go about tackling discrimination, ...

Taking it offline

Created on 27 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

Over the years I have been a big and vocal advocate of digital solutions, so much so that I actually left the public sector in order to work on improving the way digital is done with local government. ...

No Contest

Created on 21 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

It has been well publicised in the post-Election media coverage that it took 3.9million votes to elect a single UKIP candidate to parliament. The Green party saw 1.14million people putting a cross next ...

What happens next?

Created on 13 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

... reckoning the Conservatives' reputation for financial judiciousness won the day. So what does this mean for the future of public services in the next five years and beyond?  Without their erstwhile ...

So Long and Thanks For All the Flags

Created on 11 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

... difficult to remain hopeful for the future when the person theoretically at the top of the local government decision making pile does nothing but publicly and privately berate your work and belittle your ...

Things I learned at 'What Next for Local Government'

Created on 01 April 2015. Posted in Our blog

... was a doubt that these are some of the best people working in public services then 30 minutes with Carolyn Wilkins from Oldham would rid you of that mis-apprehension. 7) I still love the NGDP graduates. ...

An Exchange of Ideas

Created on 27 February 2015. Posted in Our blog

... book, but it seemed large when compared to the other figures in the public domain (£240m is mentioned here and here; £5m savings over the first 2-3 years are mentioned here: and the original aspiration ...

Reflections on UKGC15

Created on 28 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... me wonder whether this is a temporary focus on different areas as I adjust to life outside the public sector or a more permanent situation. Overall I thought UKGovCamp15 was a great success. In no ...

#UKGC15

Created on 21 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... TSO are one of the sponsors for UKGovCamp this year (we're the one called 'Williams Lea Public Sector (TSO)' - I'll explain it on the day if you're interested!). It was one of the first conversations I ...

2015 will be the year of…

Created on 14 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... significantly and may therefore lead to real savings for not just local government but also the wider public service. Doctors would be able to know in real time whether the medication they prescribed was ...

A whole load of cuts

Created on 05 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... related to cuts to local authority budgets. I only did it for a couple of months (October to December) but the below stories are from the key budget period as proposals tend to be shared with the public ...

Yours, angry of Spelthorne…

Created on 05 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... public, let alone councillors, and could act like this. I know we want normal people with normal problems to be councillors but I think this is one expectation that is eminently reasonable. There is, ...

The boy who cried wolf

Created on 03 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... 2010 councils have argued that the cuts are putting public services at risk and every year we’ve sort of muddled through; indeed, in many cases we've done better than muddled through and protected valuable ...

Writing about writing

Created on 16 December 2014. Posted in Our blog

... of course, increasingly you had lots to say about something but knew it was not appropriate to be writing about it in public. Moving slowly up the middle-management ladder exposed me to things which I ...