Daniel Goodwin

Category Archives: Local Government Futures

Transformation Challenge Panel -Good report, some further challenges #challengepanel

Today’s report of the Transformation Challenge Panel provides very interesting reading because it sets out an assessment of the state of play of public sector transformation in England. It demonstrates … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The political mandate and socially productive growth

A key question for me recently has been that of how best to foster growth which is positive and has a long term overall benefit for local communities as well as … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Futures, fleetness of foot and assuredness of grip

Recent events such as the calls for evidence by the Commission on the future of Local Government (www.civicenterprise.gov.uk), together with the experience outlined in a previous blog of LocalGovCampNW have caused … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Networked councils – thoughts on future strategy and tactics

I don’t normally write on the subject of web-based social networks because I don’t really claim to know much and it’s a tool not an outcome. However the last week … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Distinctiveness of Districts: NLGN collection

On Tuesday I was delighted to speak at the launch of a new selection of essays on the distinctive contribution of District Councils, which the New Local Government Network published … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Change, capacity and spark (MJ article)

(The following post was published in the MJ recently, for which acknowledgements) I recently came across a statistic which made me think hard about workforce capacity and productivity. Apparently 0.5% … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

It’s the economy, so let’s not be stupid

This week’s announcements on the economy by George Osborne, whilst chilling, can hardly be a surprise to anyone given the trajectory of recent events world-wide and particularly in the Eurozone. … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · Leave a comment