The Guardian Public Services Summit 2010

Localis are delighted to partner with The Guardian at their upcoming Public Services Summit in February. Please see below for further details:

Getting through but getting better

The challenging years ahead call for innovation, new ideas and fresh thinking. However, faced with cuts to budgets, growing demand for services, an election and demands for increased accountability, how can we ensure innovation in public services thrives?

At the Guardian’s 7th annual Public Services Summit they will look at the threat to innovation in public services, commissioning and delivery posed by the spending crunch and learn lessons from key thinkers, practitioners and experts including:

- The Rt Hon Paul Martin, former Prime Minister, Canada

- Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica

- Andrew Hudson, Managing Director (public services and growth directorate), HM Treasury

- Mike Freer, Leader, London Borough of Barnet

- Charlie Leadbeater, founder, Participle/ author, We Think/ fellow, Nesta

- Sir Michael Bichard, Director, Institute for Government

To ensure you are part of this debate, book your place today at

News Publications Events

Budget 2014: another reason for authorities to embrace disruption
by Paul Bradbury, LGC

Do we stick with self service?
by Alex Thomson, in the MJ

Maude praises the Barnet Formula
by Harry Phibbs, Conservative Home

Council 'delivers' despite challenges
by Jamie Hailstone, the MJ


Meeting the challenge in Barnet
Posted in Reform and Personalisation of Public Services

Making the Most of Public Land
Posted in Reform and Personalisation of Public Services

New Call for Evidence: Utilities and Development
Posted in Planning, Housing and Growth

Changing Places
Posted in Local Governance and Organisation


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