Tony Clements

  • Councils’ bonding role in relationships

    13 October 2020

    Since the start of the pandemic, 10 million more citizens are spending time each week helping their neighbours, says Tony Clements. He looks at councils’ ‘important but nuanced role’ in sustaining this activity.


  • Our chance to build

    18 June 2019

    Tony Clements looks at the large-scale work Ealing LBC has embarked on to provide affordable homes, which is being mirrored by councils across the country, and says that in the shadow of crisis now is the time to show we can deliver.


  • Restricting out of borough investments will increase risk

    31 January 2018

    The Government is concerned that local government could become over-reliant on commercial income and consequent market changes may threaten local authorities’ abilities to deliver core services. Tony Clements looks at how Newham LBC is pursuing the opportunities


  • Show me the money

    15 August 2012

    If ever there was a time to borrow money for infrastructure projects, it's now, says Tony Clements.