Taking the first steps towards re-imagining our services
Until recently, re-procurement of services was the default approach. 'Now we are seeing an increasing appetite for partial or complete insourcing of functions', says Sean Hanson.
The UK Investment Bank: an opportunity for collaboration?
Sean Hanson of Local Partnerships says The UK Infrastructure Bank provides the opportunity to look further ahead, 'allowing the sector to work with the Bank to develop capability and capacity and help develop a real collaborative approach'.
Risks with council-owned companies
A clear, systematic framework is needed that underpins arrangements for overseeing and engaging with their companies to ensure councils’ interests are safeguarded, says chief executive of Local Partnerships Sean Hanson.
Responding to the climate emergency
Local Partnerships is leading work to support authorities develop responses to their declaration of climate emergency and take practical steps to face the huge challenge of tackling the climate crisis, says Sean Hanson.
Helping take the risk out of ventures
The simple principles of planning, appraising and scrutinising investments in new ventures are easy to state and difficult to do, says chief executive of Local Partnerships Sean Hanson.
It's time to rise to the benefits challenge
Revenues and Benefits teams need to rise to the challenges presented by the current benefit reforms, says Sean Hanson.