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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Oxfordshire County Council: Keeping it local

The aim of the project was to develop a sustainable approach to counter-fraud across the county council activity, underpinning the council's policy of zero tolerance to fraud.

Preston City Council: City, Coast & Countryside - Counter Fraud Partnership

The aim of the project was to prevent, detect and deter fraud across the three districts. The team consists of a manager, two investigators and two support staff

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: Protecting public funds - the fight against fraud

The project aim was to help the council build an effective, sustainable counter fraud capability. This was achieved through fraud awareness to promote an anti-fraud culture and investigating and pursuing those found to be committing fraudulent behaviour.

Self-service licensing drives channel shift

Developing an online self-service licensing platform to enable customers submit and pay for applications 24/7. This will be integrated with existing systems to ensure the process works seamlessly from end to end. This forms part of our Digital Channel Shift Programme.

Transformation

Focusing on potholes to accelerate channel shift

This project aimed to develop a system where potholes could be reported by residents. The technology will allow the pothole to be located using mapping technology and allow the customer to track progress in fixing the defect. This forms part of our Digital Channel Shift Programme.

Transformation

GOV.UK Notify for council tax reminders

Developing a service where council tax customers can opt-in to a service that sends an SMS alert when payment is due or they have an appointment. These alerts contain a link to an online account where customers can manage their bills. This forms part of our Digital Channel Shift Programme.

Transformation

Gloucestershire transforms access to archives

A project at Gloucestershire Archives allowing customers to register online for access to the research room and to order documents. This forms part of our Digital Channel Shift Programme.

Transformation

Self-service booking for funeral directors in Liverpool

Developing an online booking service for cemetery and cremation services that allows funeral directors to self-serve and manage their own booking slots. This forms part of our Digital Channel Shift Programme.

Transformation

Self-service delivers channel shift in revenues

These two councils aimed to integrate forms and back office systems to allow Revenues and Benefits customers to self-serve. This forms part of our Digital Channel Shift Programme.

Transformation

Chatbots for channel shift: WasteBot

Newcastle has developed a bot that allows residents to apply for a permit to access household waste and recycling centres. This forms part of our Digital Channel Shift Programme.

Transformation