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Advice for the newbies

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... almost every person in the authority will happily sit down with you for half an hour and chat through what they do. 2)      Work out where the money comes from. Councils are pretty complex and if you ...

Can there be Council Officer Prodigies?

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... and inspire them to be the best that they can be.   Admittedly the money involved in elite sport makes the work worthwhile, but the theory is that should a child find a sport interesting then they ...

The abolition of the Audit Commission

Created on 19 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... best practice guides and Value for Money tools, audited performance and effectiveness as well as accounts and developed funky websites that no-one would read (see oneplace).   In summary, the Audit ...

To share or not to share

Created on 19 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

Local authorities are trying very hard to find ways to save money and one of the wheezes many are currently investigating is sharing services; or in other words merging departments with other local councils. ...

Support us

Created on 27 February 2013. Posted in Uncategorised

... We are very open to new ideas so if you have one please do let us know. Send us some money: I know that sounds a bit forward so apologies. To be honest we don’t need that much. This site doesn’t need ...

Bus-y going nowhere

Created on 25 February 2013. Posted in Our blog

... soon painted over and removed, with the whole thing costing a grand total of £1245. Not a huge amount in the grand scheme of things perhaps, but still money that didn't need to be spent and was only valuable ...

(More) Reflections on #UKGC15

Created on 30 November -0001. Posted in Our blog

... the same thing to lots of local authorities was making them too much money. 3.       There is another way – Collaboration: The final, and possibly more compelling, reason was that many people saw an ...