Category Cost Savings

THE PRICE YOU PAY

If you haven’t seen today’s Daily Telegraph (1 June) I would encourage you to track one down and read the front page article on the use of agency staff in the NHS. The article descends into some slightly cheap journalism describing the nice houses that the bosses of the companies providing agency staff live in (I […]

SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER

The educational landscape in England is seeing its greatest period of change in a generation, which is having a profound effect on the relationship between schools and local authorities. The BDO local government team is passionate about supporting councils to embrace and adapt to this new landscape.  In order to provide cutting edge intelligence on […]

PRESS RELEASE: Behavioural economics’ success achieved in pilot scheme for Kent Councils

The BDO Local Gov team recently carried out a successful behaviour change pilot with three councils in Kent using “nudge” techniques to influence customer behaviour and manage demand for council tax services. We supported the Kent Customer Services Group to carry out a three month pilot, which used insights from behavioural economics to promote online services which […]

You get what you pay for

The Chief Executive of Big Society Capital, Nick O’Donohoe, has called on local authorities to boost their use of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) to fund their services in the face of shrinking public funding. At BDO we’re fascinated by the potential of social investment to transform local services, which we highlighted in our 2011 report. […]

Go EAST

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) are encouraging policy-makers to shun the Pet Shop Boys’ advice…and go EAST not West.  In their new report – EAST: Four simple ways to apply behavioural insights – the former Cabinet Office unit apply behavioural lessons to overcome policy problems.  When developing policy, applying the principles that BIT recommend has […]

Story of success

This morning was the ninth workshop in the Whitehall and Industry Group’s Innovation in Delivery series, and the topic of discussion was ‘The Ingredients of Effective Commissioning’. I’ve been to several events on a similar theme over the last 18 months or so, but this one stood out for the quality of speakers, the real […]

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

2014: The year of new partnerships 2014 will be the year where we redefine what local service provision means to us.  As councils move away from providing non statutory services and we see an increased variety of private and 3rd sector partners based across the UK delivering our services, we need to consider what is […]

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