Tag Archives: Solace Summit 2011

Positive relationships are the key to productivity

Consider the best relationship you have ever had. Maybe it’s one you’re in now; maybe it’s in the past; maybe it’s in the future. When you think about the characteristics of that relationship you would probably include some or all … Continue reading

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Social Investment… the answer to all our woes?

Blog post by Philippa Mellish, SOLACE Policy Manager I’ve just arrived back to the office from a roundtable discussion, jointly hosted by SOLACE and BDO, on how local government can harness social investment for social goals. The seminar is part … Continue reading

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The shrinking window of opportunity

Blog by Bill Green, Head of Local Government & Communities, EC Harris Better management of public sector property and built assets has rightly come under the spotlight during the local government cutbacks. Estimates vary on what the local authority estate … Continue reading

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How fundamental will change really be?

By Michael Burton, editor of The MJ I have been covering the local government sector for a quarter of a century and while I have seen immense change I have also encountered much that has not changed, not least at … Continue reading

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Yes we can

Tom Stannard, Director of Policy and Communications, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council The Chancellor is all about growth.  Plan A, we are told, will deliver it, without question.  The Business Secretary, likewise, is all about growth.  His new plans for … Continue reading

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“Healthy Communities – Perspectives of Public Health”

Blog by Caroline Tapster, Chief Executive at Hertfordshire County Council It is very rare that Government reforms are universally welcomed by the local government sector, so when they are I think we know that they are onto something worthwhile. The … Continue reading

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Brave Boards

Blog post by Phil Swan, Programme Director, Shared Intelligence Lord Crisp’s call for more hospitals to close is a useful and important contribution to the debate. As the former NHS Chief Executive he knows only too well that there is … Continue reading

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