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Demand is proving demanding: Stepping off the ‘treadmill’

Today’s publication of the Next Steps for the Forward View shows that despite some progress in wrestling demand pressures in…

March 31, 2017

Spring budget 2017: what will you get for social care, and what should you do with it?

The very welcome £2bn sticking plaster? The budget announcement of an additional £2bn for social care including £1bn in 2017/18…

March 8, 2017

Local Government Financing: Disappointment and Distrust

Starting out in local government, it was explained to me that the finance system was like the Schleswig Holstein Question…

February 27, 2017

iMPOWER expands health team with senior appointments

iMPOWER Consulting is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Atkinson, who joins iMPOWER from Capita’s health advisory and analytics…

January 27, 2017

I am so over 2016. Bring on 2017.

I had intended to write a ‘my top highlights of 2016’ blog but, I must admit, I am so over…

December 20, 2016

Social care precept: The local implications of a national debate

Yesterday it was reported that Theresa May is considering allowing councils to increase the social care precept to cover the…

December 13, 2016

The Casey Review: A big job for local government

The coverage of Louise Casey’s report “A review into Opportunity and Integration” predictably focused on the “integration oath” and the…

December 6, 2016

It’s complicated (part II): Why councils need to keep contributing to STPs

For local authorities, STP process has been frustrating. There has been the usual lack of engagement by some of the…

November 25, 2016

It’s complicated (part I): Why health cannot afford to go it alone on STPs

It has been reported that a number of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) have been developed with little or no…

November 25, 2016

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