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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 […]

CHRISTMAS IS COMING

Here in the BDO Local Gov offices we are getting excited for Christmas and what better way is there to spread the Christmas joy, than to think about what the future of local government holds in 2014? Based on this exciting premise, we will be releasing a series of micro blogs over the coming weeks […]

GET INTO THE GROOVE

Here in BDO’s Management Consulting team, I’ve recently been supporting one of my private sector clients – Cathedral Group PLC – to implement an ambitious regeneration scheme in Hayes, West London. At the heart of this mixed use development is a plan to make Hayes a centre for entrepreneurial activity. We aim to achieve this […]

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

The furore around Ministerial reshuffles has all but disappeared which surely provides our new Ministers with some much needed space to start thinking about setting their agendas for the duration of this political term.  DCLG in particular have seen some considerable turnover with the departure of Housing Minister Mark Prisk, Communities Minister Don Foster and […]

LEAN ON ME

We knew there wasn’t going to be much good news for local government in today’s Spending Review, and sadly, this has proved to be true. According to the Chancellor, the Secretary of State is “a model of lean government” who “has set an example to all his colleagues in reducing the size of his department […]

HE’S MAKING A LIST, HE’S CHECKING IT TWICE

It’s that time of year. Those of us of a certain age will remember the anticipation and then the excitement of learning which tracks had made it to the top of John Peel’s ‘Festive Fifty’. Newspapers, magazines and TV channels will be full of the ‘top 10 Christmas gifts for that troublesome aunt’ or the […]

COLD COMFORT FROM THE AUTUMN STATEMENT

As may be apt for an autumn statement, the announcements today from the Chancellor show no let up in the freeze on local government funding, and there is an even frostier outlook for the years ahead. If you’ll forgive the terrible metaphor, here are some of the key points from today’s statement. Firstly, in terms of […]

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