Report Launch: Catalyst Councils

Localis launched a major report entitled: Catalyst Councils: a new future for local public service delivery, produced in association with Capita Symonds, on 13 September.

Rt. Hon. Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy, and Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association and Leader of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, spoke at the event at our Westminster offices.

This report provides an analysis of innovative ways of delivering services that local authorities are engaging with, analysing some of the key themes and issues emerging from these approaches, and offers recommendations on removing barriers to innovation.

Please click here to download a copy of the report


  • "Localis is fast gaining a reputation for pre-empting the localist agenda, producing thought provoking research and practical policy ideas"Anthony Seldon, author and political commentator
  • "Localis’ commitment to decentralisation crosses party boundaries, and their research illuminates policy problems with new practical thinking"Prof George Jones, LSE
  • "Localis offers a great blend of a passion for innovation, grounded practical ideas and unswerving belief in the possibilities of local governance"Derek Myers, Chief Executive, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea


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