Category Archives: Local Government

In defence of Intelligent Commissioning

I’ve just seen The Argus article about Brighton & Hove’s Intelligent Commissioning programme, criticising work done to reform the way the City decides what it spends its money on. To me it’s a very one sided article, and makes a very common mistake. Commissioning … Continue reading

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LA Code on Data Transparency

The Communities department have today published their Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency. It’s intended to drive greater publication by local authorities of a swathe of data from spending, to contracts, to performance. Currently ‘expected’, Ministers … Continue reading

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Blogging against the clock

Can I do a blog in 13 minutes about the recent Best Value Guidance? If so, will it be coherent? Let’s see… CLG published new, ultra short Best Value Guidance on 2 Sept, NCVO published a useful report from their … Continue reading

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Whose Localism?

Last week at Voice ’11 I listened to a debate entitled ‘Localism: can citizens deliver a future for our neighbourhoods?’ in which chair Lucy Siegle asked the more specific question “are citizens the best people to manage the resources and … Continue reading

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DataBridge – bridging the open data gap

Late night posting does nothing for my inability to sleep, but does get through the old To Do list…  Just a quick word on DataBridge – an idea emerging from the beautiful melee of ideas that was CityCamp Brighton. The … Continue reading

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