Case studies

Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Our Digital Council - Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

The Council utilised the grant funding from the LGA to bridge a skills gap in our digital project. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Commercialisation of Economic Regeneration - Derby City

In response to a budget challenge that requires the Economic Regeneration (ER) service to become budget neutral to the authority, officers have worked with external consultants to identify options to commence and deliver commercial services. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Copeland Borough Council: managing a cyber attack

During the August bank holiday in 2017, Copeland Borough Council was hit by a zero-day ransomware cyber attack.

Efficiency and income generation

Innovation in council housebuilding - Birmingham

Birmingham City Council is the single largest developer of new homes in the city, accounting for nearly a third of all new development.

Innovation in council housebuilding – Camden

In 2011, Camden Council developed its community investment programme (CIP) to support the delivery of funds to improve existing housing stock, invest in schools and community centres and build new housing (both new council housing and housing for sale).

Innovation in council housebuilding – East Riding of Yorkshire

The East Riding of Yorkshire covers a large rural area with several market and seaside towns. The council has retained its stock of 11,500 rented and leasehold homes and has actively pursued a new-build programme since 2008.

Innovation in council housebuilding – North Kesteven

North Kesteven District Council adopted an ambitious programme of council housebuilding in the early/middle part of the decade.

Innovation in council housebuilding – Northumberland

The council has completed a programme of 288 new HRA homes in recent years. It is also strongly supporting community organisations to create affordable rented housing to meet local need across the county.

Innovation in council housebuilding – Nuneaton

Nuneaton Borough Council is committed to an ongoing programme of new council housebuilding and the purchase and acquisition of existing stock. The size of the programme is relatively small but helps address two key issues – the lack of affordable housing and tackling the homelessness crisis.

Innovation in council housebuilding – Oxford

Oxford City Council has had an ambitious ongoing council housebuilding programme. This aimed to contribute to addressing the affordable housing crisis caused primarily by the buoyant local economy