Due diligence matters

Due diligence matters
By Brian Ng | May 27, 2022

Due diligence should not be viewed as a ‘tick box’ exercise, but as a crucial decision-making tool, says Brian Ng. He outlines six considerations he believes are fundamental for councils to consider before making investment or funding decisions.

    Standing up for the Kadens

    By Katie Heath | May 25, 2022

    The tragic story of Kaden Reddick and the court case that followed his death is a sad one. But as Reading Council's Katie Heath explains, it provides a strong example of how local authorities have a moral duty to ensure and uphold health and safety.

    Making the green decision pay off

    By Mark Kemp | May 25, 2022

    In the week of the ADEPT Spring Conference, new president Mark Kemp says - while some are saying we can’t afford net zero - we need to think more boldly and take more risks.

    • Tom Stannard

    Getting on with integrated care

    By Tom Stannard | May 25, 2022

    Greater Manchester believes the formal governance of the new integrated care system and the voice of place within it will be fundamental to its future success in narrowing health inequalities, says Tom Stannard.

    Making the most out of the Great Resignation

    By David Weir | May 25, 2022

    At a post-pandemic time where workers of all stages look to rethink their careers, conditions and long-term goals, David Weir assesses the opportunities for those that remain in this new world of work.


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