Join us for events covering local government and communities, as well as regional and national devolution within the UK.

 

Upcoming events

Modular Housing - the solution to the UK's housing shortage?

21/05/2019

PSTA Public Service: State of Transformation Conference 2019

18/06/2019

 

Local Government & Devolution resources

Podcast: Local Government Briefing with Mark Lloyd, LGA & Conrad Smewing, HM Treasury

Audio

12 December 2018

Podcast: Barney Smith, Interim CEO, Bristol is Open, WIG Smart Cities Forum

Audio

01 March 2017

Podcast: Simon Ridley, Director General, Decentralisation and Growth at DCLG

Audio

22 March 2016

Listen to a podcast by Simon Ridley, Director General, Decentralisation and Growth at DCLG.

Workshop Report: Devolution and collaboration

Document (pdf)

11 February 2016

Download the write-up of the workshop on Devolution and Collaboration. which WIG ran in partnership with Northgate Public Services.

Article: Commercialism in Local Councils

External resource

29 September 2015

Capita has undertaken a survey on council commercialism to examine whether councils still regard it as important, and – for those that do – why it is important, what they want to achieve with it, and how they will do so.

Article: Public Service Transformation Network Commissioning Case Studies

External resource

29 September 2015

Explore the Public Sector Transformation Network's recently published case studies on commissioning themes: devolving services and decisions; market development, co-commissioning,partnership & engagement and evidence. Evidence

Slides: Making the Most of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

Document (pdf)

15 July 2015

Slides by Bridgette Wilcox, Partner - Global Head of Commercial at Eversheds on the new Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Slides: Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

Document (pdf)

10 July 2015

Download the slides from a briefing by Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, on developments to reach a devolution deal for Leeds, how devolved powers can contribute to growth in the North, and his vision for the future of Leeds.

Slides: Robert Hough, Chair, Liverpool City Region LEP

Document (pdf)

02 June 2015

Download the slides from a briefing by Robert Hough, Chair of Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) who spoke about the particular attributes of the distinctive model of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and the importance of economic areas working at scale.

Slides: A View From The North by Ged Fitzgerald

Document (pdf)

14 May 2015

Download the slides from a briefing by Ged Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council, on new development and opportunities in Liverpool, what challenges the authority is facing in the near future and thoughts on the impact devolution would have on the future of the city.