Cllr William Nunn, chairman of the LGA’s improvement and innovation board
With budgets continuing to come under pressure and costs and demand on the rise, local government is having to think differently about how to close funding gaps.
Sector-led improvement (SLI) is an established approach that supports continuous improvement in councils.
We need to ensure we have a cost-effective and responsive independent audit function, of sufficient quality, in place after the current contracts come to an end in 2018.
Improving productivity is one of the main ways that councils have been able to cope with significant budget cuts since 2010 without affecting resident satisfaction.