Adele Taylor

Adele Taylor

Adele Taylor is interim executive director of finance and Governance at Cherwell and South Northamptonshire
  • Putting it on paper

    20 August 2019

    An 'extremely long piece of paper' helped her finance team to understand 'what an integral part they have to play for our stakeholders', says Adele Taylor.

  • Being creative local leaders is more important than ever

    09 July 2019

    In the context of the current funding risks and uncertainty, councils need to be thinking even more creatively about how they can take a leadership role in terms of solving some of the issues facing our communities, argues Adele Taylor.

  • Banbury broadens its offer for residents

    28 May 2019

    Cherwell DC bought the existing shopping centre in Banbury and the site for a new leisure and retail expansion. The council has a responsibility to ensure the success of these investments and of the town, says Adele Taylor

  • Letting teams redesign their own way to success

    28 May 2019

    Adele Taylor says the impressive results of a LEAN approach to eliminating waste show that involving the very people who undertake tasks in redesigning a process means they are more invested in making it work.

  • We need sustainable funding

    23 April 2019

    We are lurching towards schemes where we can deliver something good or extra just because there is a new 'one-off' pot of cash that can be exploited, says Adele Taylor.

  • Financial chiefs need to be bridge builders and broadcasters

    06 March 2019

    Finance 'needs to be a visible force' as planning begins for beyond 2020, says Adele Taylor.

  • We still need to plan for the medium-term

    23 January 2019

    Adele Taylor explains why a medium-term financial strategy is still important for councils, despite the funding unknowns after 2020.

  • Crunching those numbers in super-quick time

    21 November 2018

    The skill finance teams need in their DNA is 'to be able to do that quick and dirty analysis almost immediately', says Adele Taylor.

  • money matters

    15 October 2018

    Adele Taylor says the 'so what?' question is a really important one that brings you back to why you are doing things and, most importantly, what changes mean for residents, service users, businesses and staff.

  • Our financial futures are in the balance

    02 November 2017

    With so many issues being considered that will affect our future funding, the importance of all of our income streams continues to increase, writes Adele Taylor.

  • Setting out our stalls ahead of the Autumn Budget

    13 September 2017

    As we move to set our own budgets and medium-term financial plans, we have to remain vigilant to all the emerging risks and pressures in a continually uncertain world, writes Adele Taylor.

  • Supporting communities to deliver change

    02 August 2017

    Adele Taylor asks how councils can co-operate with those in the community with the ability to deliver real change.

  • We have to marry our numbers and our words correctly

    30 May 2017

    Getting the narrative right on our annual finances, as well as the potential future impact, is more important than ever, writes Adele Taylor.

  • Collecting debt can be a balancing act

    11 April 2017

    There are steps councils can take to act transparently and fairly when collecting debt, while also recognising the importance of debt collection in funding services, writes Adele Taylor.

  • Making the mainstream media

    21 February 2017

    It seems now more than ever that the debate over where money is spent by local councils is making front page news in mainstream media.

  • An intriguing dilemma

    13 December 2016

    The evolving technological landscape the nuances around procurement will present councils with an interesting new challenge, says Adele Taylor.

  • Taking care of business rates

    26 October 2016

    A full understanding of the complex picture of business rates reform is crucial if local government is to deliver an effective response to government, writes Adele Taylor

  • Pick of the bunch

    06 September 2016

    How can local government continue to attract talent into the top roles, asks Adele Taylor

  • Wings of change

    06 July 2016

    Local government is an innovative sector and now is the time to let loose some financial creativity, says Adele Taylor

  • Commercialism by any other name

    25 May 2016

    Whether or not progress is badged as commercialism, Adele Taylor says councils must focus on efficiency and keep customers central