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IDeA: Members’ guide – Top tips for making savings through better procurement in professional services

This is the first in a series of procurement guides intended to raise awareness among members of the importance of procurement and potential savings. It provides tips on how councils can make savings through better procurement in professional services. Click... (Continue reading)

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IDeA: Sustainability – Economic or environmental?

In this interview, Leader for Urban Environment Regeneration at Liverpool City Council Christine Darbyshire talks about the relationship between environmental sustainability and economic development. Click here... (Continue reading)

IDeA: Councillor views on comprehensive area assessment

This short film from the IDeA’s leadership academy event in Warwick considers how councillors are coping with comprehensive area assessment superseding comprehensive performance assessment. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Strengthening Local Democracy: Impact assessment

This impact assessment relates to the proposals that are under consideration in the Strengthening Local Democracy consultation paper. The main focus of the analysis at this stage is on the costs and benefits of a potential development of local authority... (Continue reading)

Comprehensive Area Assessment: An introductory guide

Comprehensive Area Assessment, or CAA, is a new way of assessing local public services in England. It examines how well councils and other public bodies work together to meet the needs of the people they serve. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Local Government Finance: National non-domestic rates collected by local authorities in England 2008-09

Details of the national non-domestic rates collected by local authorities in England in 2008-09 were announced on 17 September 2009. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Greening Government ICT: Efficient, sustainable, responsible

This report sets out progress in the way the government uses ICT, with demonstrable reductions in its carbon emissions. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Local Authority Capital Expenditure and Receipts: England – 2008-09 second provisional outturn

The latest national statistics on the 2nd provisional outturn figures of local authority capital expenditure and receipts in the financial year April 2008 to March 2009 was released on 10 September 2009 under arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.... (Continue reading)

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Reforming Local Government: Impacts and interactions of central government policies from 2000 to 2006 – Final report

In 2002, the Department commissioned a consortium led by Cardiff Business School to conduct a five year meta-evaluation of the Local Government Modernisation Agenda; the 20-plus policies that followed the 1998 and 2001 White Papers. This ambitious study took a... (Continue reading)

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IDeA: Equality guidance on procurement

This resource provides practical support on equalities and procurement for local government. It aims to clarify what needs to be done, how to do it and assist authorities to meet their legal and other requirements more efficiently by sharing relevant... (Continue reading)

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