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Martin Cresswell

Budget 2016 response: Devolution under threat

The Chancellor’s business rate reduction in today’s Budget is a bitter pill for local government to swallow. Just when it…

March 16, 2016

The fundamental efficacy of human interaction

Heading home last Tuesday on the train I read a fascinating article in the Evening Standard that I thought I…

February 1, 2016

The Spending Review: Tough choices to make

The social care council tax precept is good politics for George Osborne and bad politics for local government. He’s devolving…

November 25, 2015

A time to get back to basics

In the last few days we have seen this Government embark upon a renewed initiative to slash the cost of…

July 23, 2015

Modern Leadership In A Complex World

Sitting down to write this post made me sit back and reflect over my many years’ experience working in and…

March 25, 2015

The NHS has only one crisis

Is the NHS in crisis? I ask only because in this week’s Telegraph I was confronted by (at my count)…

September 11, 2014

Better Rewards

It’s really refreshing to see a recruitment consultancy come out and talk about the potential time bomb that the war…

September 5, 2014

Insight or Not? Why only collective analysis of data can produce game changing insight

When is a new insight not an insight? When it doesn’t change the way we think about a problem. Local…

March 30, 2014

A Real Demand Side Agenda by Martin Cresswell and Jon Ainger as featured in The MJ

Understanding, managing and ultimately changing demand must be at the centre of local governments thinking as it begins to plan…

November 30, 2013


There is significant speculation that there will be a sudden surge of outsourcing across local and central government over the…

November 5, 2013

A Service Punching Below Its Weight – Martin Cresswell in The MJ

It wouldn’t be an understatement to suggest there is a crisis developing in Children’s social care however we’ll reserve judgement…

October 31, 2013

Doncaster’s Children’s Transformation Partner

“We are delighted to have been selected by Doncaster Council to be their Children’s services transformation partner. We are committed…

June 10, 2013


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