Councils are facing a tough and complex set of pressures – cuts in funding, rising demand for services and economic growth challenges.
Local authorities have responded decisively – but further spending cuts loom.
How can local authorities transform themselves to respond to the pressures they face? What will the councils of the future look like? How can local government encourage growth in a climate of austerity?
In this short video discussion, local government lead partner, Andy Ford, discusses the role of local government in stimulating economic growth with Sir Merrick Cockell, chairman of the LGA and Joanna Killian, Chief Executive of Essex County Council.