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If change is to happen, we still need to ask the killer questions

Reflecting on my first six months with IMPOWER and I’m tempted to quote The Tempest (“Oh brave new world, that has such…

January 27, 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

The Peril of Public Service Oligopoly

This article comes with a health warning: Share price is not a completely accurate reflection of the real value or…

November 18, 2015

Let’s have an ‘un-digital’ conversation

I worked at Andersen Consulting from 1997 to 2000, in their burgeoning Strategy practice. I was lucky to witness at…

November 16, 2015

The challenge of tackling childhood obesity: Behaviours & interventions

At the Public Health England (PHE) conference last month Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt described childhood obesity as the “biggest public…

October 26, 2015

When 70 public sector finance directors get together…

Last month IMPOWER presented at the Association of Local Authority Treasurers annual retreat in Oxford, with 70 public sector Finance…

October 9, 2015

The Spending Review Cometh

Find your nearest stack of recent local government trade magazines and place your hands above them. Can you feel the…

September 28, 2015

Five reasons why behavioural insight isn’t being used to improve public services

Like many hundreds of other eager and interested people, I attended the star-studded BX2015 conference a couple of weeks ago….

September 24, 2015

The Public Sector’s (un)Digital Future (part II)

In July IMPOWER launched a paper on ‘Digital Demand Management’. I wrote in the introducing blog about how collectively as…

September 9, 2015

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