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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Testing the savings around contract compliance and negotiation

Through the LGA Productivity Experts Programme, expert advice was sought around the methodology and development of approaches, processes and skills for contract audit of contracts, recovery of overpayments, contract management and financial procedures to test for potential savings.

Efficiency and income generation

Maximising a Council’s soft assets in a leisure context

A project which commenced over three years ago with initial support from the LGA’s Productivity Experts Programme and phase one will launch in June 2019.

Efficiency and income generation

South Tyneside Council: Review of children’s services in the Borough

In October 2018, South Tyneside Council participated in the Productivity Expert Programme to review their directly provided childcare service. This report outlines the project and considers the conclusions of the final report and identifies the way forward. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Waste and Zones Service Review - Colchester Borough Council

This case study relates to support provided for a review of the Waste and Zones Services at Colchester Borough Council.This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Cheshire East Locality Working Model

Following extensive scoping work for a locality working model for services delivered to children and families, Cheshire East appointed a skilled Change Manager from the LGA Productivity Experts Programme to co-design the model. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Risks and value of the care home market

Torbay Council wishes to influence the size and shape of its residential care home market for older people, desiring an expansion of alternatives to residential care in the future. The remaining care homes will provide more specialist services for people with complex needs and dementia. The project developed a multidimensional analysis to provide a view about the quality and viability of providers required in the future, to inform a market strategy for Torbay. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Fees and charges review: community protection, transport and environment

An LGA commercial expert was commissioned to carry out a review of potential opportunities for either introducing or increasing charges for discretionary service provision in Surrey County Council's Highways, Transport and Environment (HTE) directorate.

Efficiency and income generation

Procurement and contract management support

As with other local authorities, central grant funding has been drastically reduced and as such, strategies and activities need to be implemented to ensure Copeland Borough Council (CBC) is financially self- sufficient by 2021. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Review of leisure provision at Boston Borough Council

The council needed to save approximately £200,000 across its leisure service in the 2019/20 financial year and also generate approximately £50,000 of income to offset reduction in funding from the government which would have provided support to maintain service levels. This case study forms as part of our productivity experts resources.

Efficiency and income generation

Commercial opportunities in leisure and tourism - East Riding of Yorkshire Council

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s culture and customer service was looking for skills, capacity and expertise to review commercial operations, including income, pricing and marketing of a range of leisure and tourism services offered in the East Riding, with a focus on leisure, coastal and foreshores. The aim was to provide capacity in developing pricing and marketing strategies and to identify new income generating opportunities.

Efficiency and income generation