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David Cameron – betting it all on personal budgets?

It sounds like personal budgets are the main plank of David Cameron’s “Big Society white paper” that he is circulating…

June 30, 2011

The lesson from the Birmingham judgement – do the same as Birmingham Council, not the opposite!

I have discussed the Birmingham judgement (on 20th May, overturning Birmingham’s decision to move to supporting critical needs only) with…

June 29, 2011

‘A return to normalcy’ for local government?

As someone who believes local government can be hugely important force for a better, fairer society, I am passionate about…

June 27, 2011

Why (some) UK Local Government Transformations Fail

The scholarly amongst you will know I have adapted the title from John Kotter’s seminal article Why Transformation Efforts Fail…

May 28, 2011

Altering our images

Radical visions of organisational change in government are foundering; and whilst the lessons in each case are different, from Inverclyde…

May 27, 2011

A revolution in Scotland…

New government in Scotland facing enormous challenges for our public services – but a unique opportunity for new thinking too…

May 26, 2011

IMPOWER now members of MCA!

MCA welcomes IMPOWER as it’s latest member. For more information, see this article.

May 25, 2011

Jon Ainger one to watch

LGC50 report published on 11th April on the top 50 most influential people in local government credits Jon Ainger, one…

May 12, 2011

Behaviour change is a whole council problem

As councils draw breath from painful 11-12 budget reductions, Chief Executives are starting to turn their attention to the 12-13…

April 30, 2011

Co-terminosity of health and social care – a pipe dream?

With all the talk about the NHS White Paper and the need for better integrating of health and social care,…

April 29, 2011

Christie Commission report on Public Services in Scotland – do you agree with our views? – read our blog and let us know

“Cooperating better, intervening earlier, relinquishing control more” – IMPOWER’s response to the Christie Commission in Scotland The Commission for the…

April 13, 2011

IMPOWER pulls off surprise win in North Ayrshire

Leading independent management consultancy IMPOWER Consulting has been chosen as North Ayrshire Council’s strategic partner for its transformation programme. This…

March 31, 2011

New director brought in to head up Scottish team

Leading independent consultancy IMPOWER Consulting is stepping up its presence in Scotland, after recent wins at the City of Edinburgh…

March 30, 2011

Social care management cull may raise costs, say experts

Mithran Samuel, Community Care, Thursday 10 February 2011 Plans to slash social care management posts at three London councils by…

February 10, 2011

Child protection in need of protection: Messages from the Munro review interim report

Eileen Munro’s interim report, published last week, carries a subtitle that will be encouraging to all those involved in, and…

February 3, 2011


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