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Doing something big: building a better society together

This report from the Local Government Group's Big Society Task Force shows how democratically-elected local councillors are at the forefront of developing stronger, more empowered and more resilient communities.

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Social enterprise, mutual, cooperative and collective ownership models

This publication is intended to provide helpful and practical guidance for councils when considering how in-house services can be delivered through various different models.

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Understanding commissioning: a practical guide for the culture and sport sector

The purpose of this guide is to help people in the culture and sport sector understand the process of strategic commissioning in public services and how to engage in it to produce better outcomes for communities.

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Winning solutions for adapting to severe weather

This new LG Group guide highlights opportunities for councils to address adaptation in order to make best use of current resources, maximise cost savings and dovetail with the new localism agenda. The guide was informed by a roundtable held at the LG Group in February 2011 and was prepared for the LG Group with help from CAG consultants.  

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Fire and Rescue Services: going the extra mile

In producing this report, the Local Government Group (LG Group) aims to assist and inform fire and rescue authorities (FRAs) to deliver the spending reductions required by disseminating good practice of how efficiencies have been achieved and examples of plans and ideas emerging from FRAs in response to challenges faced by the sector.

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Keep it REAL: Responsive, Efficient, Accountable, Local services

Public services are changing because taxpayers demand it; they want the public sector to be more affordable, give better value for money and put individuals and families in control of the services they use.

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Regional improvement and efficiency partnerships (RIEPs) – Programme achievements and legacy

RIEPs – regional improvement and efficiency partnerships – play a key role in supporting councils. Put simply, they help councils and their partners to deliver better services by supporting them in their efforts to become more efficient, innovative and engaged with citizens.

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Regional improvement and efficiency partnerships (RIEPs) – Programme achievements and legacy

RIEPs – regional improvement and efficiency partnerships – play a key role in supporting councils. Put simply, they help councils and their partners to deliver better services by supporting them in their efforts to become more efficient, innovative and engaged with citizens.

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Regional improvement and efficiency partnerships (RIEPs) – Programme achievements and legacy

RIEPs – regional improvement and efficiency partnerships – play a key role in supporting councils. Put simply, they help councils and their partners to deliver better services by supporting them in their efforts to become more efficient, innovative and engaged with citizens.

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Safeguarding children – Literature review

This literature review was commissioned by LGA and conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

Re-thinking local

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

Re-thinking local: full publication

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