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Highest performing councils in adult social care

Highest performing councils in adult social care

Next Wednesday we will reveal the highest performing councils in relation to adult social care.

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Which councils are best at the NCAS Conference?

Which councils are best at the NCAS Conference?

We are publishing our third ‘Which Councils Are Best?’ report and sharing insight at the…

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Performance anxiety

Performance anxiety

I’m really looking forward to attending the LGA conference this week in Bournemouth, I’m…

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Why I was nervous about ‘Which councils are best at adult social care?’

Why I was nervous about ‘Which councils are best at adult…

Our top ten councils for adult social care analysis was the cover story of the MJ five weeks…

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The ‘Value for Money’ agenda should focus on maximising outcomes

The ‘Value for Money’ agenda should focus on maximising…

Crucially, value for money isn’t about efficiency

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Top 10 most productive councils in England: 2018

Top 10 most productive councils in England: 2018

Which councils are spending their money most effectively and getting the best outcomes for…

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Resilience is largely irrelevant. Local government needs to focus on productivity

Resilience is largely irrelevant. Local government needs to…

The recent LGC article (‘Divisions over resilience index but officers open to new approach’) raises some interesting questions about how…

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The IMPOWER INDEX at the CIPFA Annual Conference

The IMPOWER INDEX at the CIPFA Annual Conference

IMPOWER shared the latest updates from the IMPOWER INDEX with Finance Directors at the recent…

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Council performance doesn’t matter when it comes to local election results

Council performance doesn’t matter when it comes to local…

This article was originally published in The MJ on 24 May 2018. Much of the analysis of the May local…

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Children’s placements: switching from lottery to logic

Children’s placements: switching from lottery to logic

  I am pleased that the debate on funding for children’s services is getting more traction at a national level,…

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How productive is local government?

How productive is local government?

It was going to happen sooner or later, and in reality, given the scale of the challenge that local government…

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Top 10 most productive councils in England

Top 10 most productive councils in England

Traditional tools don’t work very well when applied to complex public sector systems – so…

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