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Ebony Hughes

Ebony Hughes

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“Do the best brains work in the same way?” – D&I at IMPOWER

“Do the best brains work in the same way?” –…

I reflect on what diversity and inclusion means for IMPOWER - both internally and through our…

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Reflecting on Public Finance Live 20: building confidence to deliver ‘good’ savings

Reflecting on Public Finance Live 20: building confidence to…

This week, CIPFA brought together the movers and shakers from public sector finance to discuss and share insight around this…

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6 reasons why this financial challenge requires a different mindset

6 reasons why this financial challenge requires a different…

Local authorities face the triple challenge of remaining resilient, ensuring they are…

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Do councils have the financial resilience to survive Covid-19?

Do councils have the financial resilience to survive…

Is the allocated emergency funding sufficient?

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Keeping tomorrow on today’s agenda – the crucial role for Directors of Resources in 2020

Keeping tomorrow on today’s agenda – the crucial…

How to avoid coronavirus derailing the delivery of savings and resulting in an unsustainable…

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A day in the life of a Director… Ebony Hughes

A day in the life of a Director… Ebony Hughes

"I get to satisfy my intellectual curiosity and love of insight, working alongside a range of…

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Local government budgeting: a complicated solution in a complex world

Local government budgeting: a complicated solution in a…

Financial strategy, planning and management requires a huge overhaul.

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What was missing from the LGA’s ‘Making Sense’ report on children’s services

What was missing from the LGA’s ‘Making Sense’ report…

The Local Government Association (LGA) recently published a research report on children’s services. While the report – ‘Making Sense: Understanding…

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Pinball kids: time to say game over

Pinball kids: time to say game over

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield OBE, recently published the 2018 Stability Index, an annual measure of the stability…

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Accountability in children’s care placements is only part of the equation

Accountability in children’s care placements is only part…

A recent media story (‘Councils not held to account for commissioning social care, claims MP’)  reported the debate in Parliament’s…

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Putting children’s needs first will help reform the care placement system

Putting children’s needs first will help reform the care…

Last week another of the essays from our second Shining a Light collection was published in the MJ.  The essay…

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CIPFA conference reflections: Ebony Hughes

CIPFA conference reflections: Ebony Hughes

This blog is one of two reflecting on the CIPFA conference. My overarching reflections were that: 1.  The financial precipice…

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Tackling demand in children’s services

Tackling demand in children’s services

We know we must change, we can see it is possible, now to work out how. We recently co-authored an…

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Back to work: Returning to consulting and children’s services

Back to work: Returning to consulting and children’s…

This week a date arrived that I had for a long time felt far off on the horizon: My return…

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Workforce and transformation: Lessons from children’s services

Workforce and transformation: Lessons from children’s…

On the 6th of October a number of eminent voices in the care sector will come together for the Social…

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