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

Crucially, value for money isn’t about efficiency

January 15, 2019

Top 10 most productive councils in England: 2018

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

November 22, 2018

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

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

August 10, 2018

The IMPOWER INDEX at the CIPFA Annual Conference

IMPOWER shared the latest updates from the IMPOWER INDEX with Finance Directors at the recent CIPFA annual conference.

July 23, 2018

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

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

May 25, 2018

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,…

April 25, 2018

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…

February 13, 2018

Top 10 most productive councils in England

Traditional tools don’t work very well when applied to complex public sector systems – so we decided to build our own, using publicly available data and applying more than 17 years of consultancy experience.

December 6, 2017

Productivity and public services

I was waiting in my local housing office this morning and the man in front of me in the queue…

March 23, 2016

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