Calling in the bridge-builders
Effective co-operation between central and local government relies as much on people acting as ‘bridge-builders’ to navigate the differences in approach as it is does on any hard skills writes John Copps.
The success of local authority companies relies on effective governance
Council-owned companies have a valuable role in local government, but clarity over their purpose and governance is vital argues John Copps.
Local authorities can help make mutual aid a positive legacy of COVID-19
John Copps argues that local authorities should encourage and promote the sustainability of mutual aid groups as part of their recovery strategy.
Who is best placed to lead the integration of public services?
Integration is the mot du jour in public services. But with so many initiatives to bring services together, John Copps explores who is best placed to lead the agenda.