A stronger vision
Adam Lent looks at what’s on offer at New Local’s Stronger Things event, with speakers including MPs Jess Phillips and Danny Kruger, and former adviser to Donald Trump, Fiona Hill.
A chance to speak as one
Community power is gaining momentum across the public sector, says Adam Lent. In advance of New Local’s ‘Stronger Things’ event in March, he outlines why it’s time to build a united voice for change.
Put communities in charge of public service inspection
Adam Lent considers the merits of ‘replacing inspectors swooping in and out every few years’ with a community-led approach that focuses on ongoing improvement, not just one-off inspection.
Culture shock: creating a changemaking culture
Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert introduce four case studies of councils beginning to benefit from a changemaking culture shift.
Adam Lent: An agenda-shifting Budget - if a little underwhelming
The chancellor has made some bold moves to fix the country's most intractable issue, housing, and even avoided bashing local government, writes Adam Lent.
We need intellectual bandwidth, capacity and resources to halt a children's crisis
A crisis is coming to children’s services and the Government has yet to acknowledge the problem, let alone respond, writes Adam Lent.
Are we prepared for the looming technological revolution?
We urgently need a public inquiry to answer the tough questions about the technological revolution soon to sweep the public sector, argues Adam Lent
Social care has taken a beating in the elections too
Theresa May is not the only potential casualty of this election. The social care issue has taken a pretty severe political beating as well, says Adam Lent
The Tory social care policy is a stinker, but what else is on offer?
Theresa May's social care policy is a stinker, but the proposals have broken new ground in many important ways, writes Adam Lent.