Andrew Grant, chief executive, Aylesbury Vale DC
Sometimes ‘digital’ is met with huge enthusiasm and sometimes it’s met with frustration and a belief that councils just can’t compete with the private sector.
Flick through any council publication, go to any local government conference and you can bet the word ‘commercial’ will make a repeated appearance. It’s become part of our narrative.
At Aylesbury Vale DC everything is viewed through a commercial lens.
What do you do when you’ve got to shave £5m from your £15m annual net budget in the next four years, having already saved £14m since 2010?
Aylesbury Vale has gone commercial to surviveSubscription
Andrew Grant says the district saw the demise of revenue support grant coming and moved to mitigate the risks