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Tattoos are a choice you will need to live with

Created on 18 August 2014. Posted in Our blog

Billy Connolly once relayed the story of the moment he got his first tattoo, when the tattoo artist looked up at him after the first stroke: “that’s brilliant,” Connolly was told, “now there’s one more ...

Cricket and Councils; more alike than you'd think

Created on 29 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

... often quoted lines when anyone mentions cricket is “but it’s so boring!” In fact, nothing could be further from the truth; if you take a step back and look at a match rather than every second of it. Yes, ...

The worst is yet to come

Created on 28 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

... Funding Outlook earlier this month and despite being local government finance being fearfully complex (thanks to @flipchartrick for notifying us to its existence) the document paints a very stark picture. ...

Political interference

Created on 27 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

... the administration of the Social Action Fund that it had commissioned Social Investment Business to run. They told SIB to ‘look again’ (subtext – until you find the right answer) at four bids it had deemed ...

Showing our working out

Created on 22 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

... Picture the scene: a circle of senior Council staff from across the country, each describing their challenges and each looking to get some help and support to come up with solutions that will balance the ...

LGA Conference 2014

Created on 11 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

It’s not often that I struggle to find the right words to describe something.  I take pride in being able to step back, look at a situation from a number of angles and work out the best way to juggle language ...

Is economic growth an imperative for councils?

Created on 28 June 2014. Posted in Our blog

... provocative than the article which was, as always, a thoughtful look at the issue; examining tensions in housing policy and the struggles that local authorities and social landlords are having in balancing ...

Reflections on LocalGovCamp 2014

Created on 23 June 2014. Posted in Our blog

In case you hadn’t heard, Saturday 21 June saw the fifth sort-of-annual occurrence of the awesomeness that is LocalGovCamp. Not sure what it is? Take a look here to get the lowdown, and while you’re there ...

8 things I learnt whilst on paternity leave

Created on 16 June 2014. Posted in Our blog

... but I look back on the weeks with not a single drop of regret. My son has changed so much in the last three months (as babies do) and it's been great to be a part of that from really close up. In lieu ...

The local government brain drain

Created on 16 June 2014. Posted in Our blog

... to develop externally that which they cannot retain themselves; partnering with the private, voluntary and social sectors and looking at how they can bring in ideas and talent and develop strong relationships ...

Are our heads in the digital sand?

Created on 16 June 2014. Posted in Our blog

Today I came across a new report released by Price Waterhouse Cooper entitled The Local State 2014 (you can take a look at it here: http://pwc.blogs.com/files/pwc-the-local-state-2014.pdf). It presents ...

World Cup Sweepstake: Local Government Version

Created on 11 June 2014. Posted in Our blog

...  Recently unseated as the top dog in his respective organisation the manager is looking for a second act on the big stage. Cllr Jim McMahon: Belgium Young with a lot of good ideas based on a local ...

Ten things I know about Local Government

Created on 29 May 2014. Posted in Our blog

... from looking at how others in the sector are dealing with things and addressing challenges, but local government also needs to get better at looking at best practice examples wherever they are found and ...

Nesta Launch Civic Exchange

Created on 28 May 2014. Posted in Our blog

If there are two things we love here at WLLG Towers they are biscuits and a well formatted spreadsheet. And if there are two other things we like as well, these are a good guest blog post and a good idea. ...

Sort-of-goodbye

Created on 09 May 2014. Posted in Our blog

... in over eight years be outside of the public sector, though I will be working very closely with Councils to look at their digital needs and then to bring some top technical minds to the table to meet those ...

Local – Central: Time to sum up

Created on 16 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... six months to get to where we are.   However, six months later we have, along with our guest contributors looked at this issue from a number of different perspectives and come up with a series of proposals ...

Taking Paternity Leave

Created on 16 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... son just seemed right. However, the more we looked into it the more we realised that our decision was fairly unusual. Not only am I the only man that we know taking additional paternity leave but when ...

Different Votes for Different Folks

Created on 06 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... going into too much detail as the report does this better than I could (seriously, go have a look!), but I will share my thoughts on each of these in turn.   Lowering the voting age to 16 I started ...