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Local – Central: Time to sum up

Created on 16 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... little strained we hope that, with these ideas or others, the next 5-10 years will see a real improvement in relationships and from that a real improvement in the services that we provide and the challenges ...

Taking Paternity Leave

Created on 16 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... I made the request at work I found that I was the first man to do so since the law allowing it came into force three years ago. Indeed, the TUC recently reported that less than 1% of eligible men have ...

Different Votes for Different Folks

Created on 06 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

Writing this blog over the years has put us in the very lucky position of occasionally receiving advance sight of different reports and papers, which often spark a chain reaction of ideas often ending ...

Central – Local 10: Testing the assumption

Created on 02 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... this seems to be to be increasingly important. 3) Politicians are meant to disagree a little but this is no more or less worse than in previous years Perhaps it feels worse because there are massive ...

The death of policy?

Created on 02 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

11th March 2014 A few years ago, when we were churning out a new post every day, we wrote a post about the collapse of the corporate centre within local authorities.   In that post, which was three years ...

Reflections on #UKGC14

Created on 28 January 2014. Posted in Our blog

I accept that it would have been useful to have written these the day after UKGovCamp, which was held this year at City Hall on 25 January. However, with a hangover of camping proportions and a house full ...

Local – Central 8: Development days

Created on 05 January 2014. Posted in Our blog

... each year to keep their qualification than for those doing other ‘unstructured’ activities such as ‘work shadowing a colleague’ or ‘visiting other departments or organisations’ each of which require more ...

Local – Central 6: Trust

Created on 05 January 2014. Posted in Our blog

... earned over a period of time but without developing real trust and mutual respect I fear the barriers that divide us may never be properly broken down. However, now, at the start of a new year, and 18 ...