On 31st January the BSA, in conjunction with Associate Member Trowers & Hamlins, held an event to discuss the culture, ethos and practicalities of running commercial councils. With ongoing constraints on public finances, local councils continue to face significant challenges to the delivery of good quality public services. However recent years have also prompted innovation across England’s local authorities, with councils taking action to partner with the private sector and act in a more ‘commercial’ fashion. With the devolution agenda set to continue across the UK, councils have the opportunity to rethink how they run services and actively promote new ways of thinking.
For a detailed write-up of the event please click here