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To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 3

Created on 15 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... ability to facilitate and lead exactly such a group for local government. Using their expertise and knowledge they could easily put forward open standards for development which others would be encouraged ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 2

Created on 01 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... Nor, at the time of writing, has anything at all been released as to the scope, resources, mandate or timelines for such an introduction, meaning much of this conjecture may change over time. That being ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 1

Created on 25 October 2015. Posted in Our blog

... but that would do a disservice firstly to the progress made over their existence, along with exciting new applications which are only just seeing the light of day, such as the new Verify identification ...

Equality of Opportunity and the Exam System

Created on 30 September 2015. Posted in Our blog

... case. As such, perhaps knowing the relative ability of someone is far more useful to a potential employer or as a measure of their potential when they reach the next stage of education. This would also ...

100 days in office and all that...

Created on 23 August 2015. Posted in Our blog

... strong, well led & inclusive devolved governance, this may be the opportunity to develop genuine system change for 21st century public services.  The impact of local authority services in areas such ...

No Contest

Created on 21 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

... have far more in the way of a direct influence over local life than most MPs will ever have. They have control over practical issues such as waste collection, street repairs and lighting, as well as less ...

So Long and Thanks For All the Flags

Created on 11 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

... political points at the expense of other hard working councils who had the ‘misfortune’ to be run by someone wearing a different colour tie than him. That he was such a persuasive orator and garnered such ...

2015 will be the year of…

Created on 14 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... saving money and time on people travelling between meetings in different buildings. Caring about sharing Social sharing sites such as Airbnb – the site helping people find accommodation around the ...

A whole load of cuts

Created on 05 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... of course maintain a healthy cushion when balancing the books, but such substantial reserves are completely unnecessary. They should be tapped into to protect frontline services." A separate article in ...

FOI in five words

Created on 19 August 2014. Posted in Our blog

... to go through such a process from the other side of the fence, and I've a new found understanding of just why so many people get so frustrated with some local councils. I’ll break my request down in ...

Tattoos are a choice you will need to live with

Created on 18 August 2014. Posted in Our blog

... someone can do a job, they should be equal with the next person who has the same CV." In local government I’ve not heard the arguments for and against such discrimination played out at any length or ...

Running before you can walk; Government plans to share your data

Created on 04 August 2014. Posted in Our blog

... such as Amazon and Tesco to develop a significantly more “intelligent”, “nimble” and cheaper State. People tend to assume that Government can share data between departments to complete simple tasks, ...

The worst is yet to come

Created on 28 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

Over the last few years I think I have become partially immune to stories about the cuts that local authorities are still required to make. In part this is because the cuts have been such a part of our ...

Showing our working out

Created on 22 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

... the same by tomorrow. Some may say “we were just lucky”, but in my experience there’s no such thing as luck; luck is simply preparation meeting opportunity. Being open as you go helps as you don’t then ...

Ten things I know about Local Government

Created on 29 May 2014. Posted in Our blog

... interface for the user. Still, it’s the journey that’s not started that takes the longest to complete, and we are well on our way to a healthier digital future. There is no such thing as the monolithic ...

‘First past the post' - National Planning Practice Guidance

Created on 31 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... and just as your eyelids begin to droop you stumble across items that are actually quite important; such as the Duty to Cooperate. This is a hot topic for those of us operating in the West Midlands largely ...

Taking Paternity Leave

Created on 16 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... other members of my family (such as my Mum and Grandparents) who are, as you’d imagine delighted to have a new addition to the family.   I am also glad that I am the first person at work to do this; ...

Different Votes for Different Folks

Created on 06 March 2014. Posted in Our blog

... as we might have hoped, but nevertheless the data is increasingly getting published. The report proposes that we learn from other countries in this regard, such as Ireland who publish results for all ...