This blog post from We Love Local Government looks at the well-publicised idea of sharing services between councils to improve efficiency and reduce duplication. This is an issue that will (or should) be familiar to public sector communicators, with their teams often put forward as merger potential. I could blog for hours on this topic. But this blog is worth a look for now.
Eric Pickles and Grant Shapps are fond of responding to Local Government leaders complaining about Local Government cuts with three responses: Local Authorities should not complain when they pay their Chief Executive more than the amount paid to the Prime Minister Local Government would be fine if … Read More