Post pandemic public purse propositions
Mike Bennett and Tim Byles outline a holistic and strategic approach on post pandemic public spending in order to navigate the dangers ahead.
Tell Sid! How to solve the school places crisis
Tim Byles explains how councils can use the Social Infrastructure Development (SID) framework to review their estate and leverage the latent value to create much-needed new school places.
Another turn of the wheel
Local government must leverage its assets base to build capacity for long-term care needs, writes Tim Byles.
Adult social care top of council agendas
The When I was One quote neatly sums up the instinctive feeling of many.
No room for improvement
With a shortage of school places beginning to hit families hard, Tim Byles looks at how vital expansion of schools can be achieved.
Lessons in how to cope
Tim Byles explains how authorities can lessen pressures of soaring numbers of primary schoolchildren entering the system.
Assessing the family silver - polish or sell?
Making use of redundant local assets could be part of the solution to squaring the circle in local government finances, says Tim Byles.