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Commentary 17 April 2019
How can governments improve cross-cutting working?
Cross cutting working - making sure that different departments and services work effectively with each other - is a constant challenge for all governments, even...
Projects
Welsh councils’ perceptions of austerity
Drawing on interviews with Welsh council leaders, chief executives, finance directors, and external stakeholders, this study explores Welsh councils’ responses to austerity. We find that...
Publications 13 March 2019
Sustainable Public Procurement
What is meant by sustainable public procurement, the key approaches to achieving it, and how these can be implemented
Commentary 5 March 2019
Managing diverse relationships in cross-cutting government
A think piece of ideas to start discussion on improving cross-government working
Press Releases 28 February 2019
New report sets out paths from debt as large council tax rises loom
Early intervention is key to stop households falling behind on their council tax or social rent
Commentary 26 February 2019
We need to talk about procurement
5 things we learned from our recent event launching our new report
Commentary 5 February 2019
Beyond contracting: public service stewardship to maximise public value
John Tizard introduces the key issues and arguments from our recent report