The Coalition Government promised a fundamental shift of power away from Whitehall to councils, communities and homes across the UK. A radical localist vision plans to decentralise central government and give power to the people creating the ‘Big Society’. At the same time, local government faces swingeing cuts of 25% of income and an imperative to do 'more with less'.
Against this backdrop, we help local authorities to procure and deliver a broad range of public services, engage with their citizens and create sustainable communities through regeneration. Cost and efficiency savings are achieved in our solutions for asset management, joint working and partnerships, outsourcing, shared services, trading vehicles and the creation of staff-led mutuals and social enterprises.
As a trusted adviser, we safeguard the proper exercise of powers and governance, and resolve trading, TUPE and pensions issues, finance, freedom of information and data protection issues.