This early discussion paper synthesises the existing literature on the barriers to joining up public services around local, citizen needs and insights on how to tackle them.
Our research has highlighted a lack of practical information and support for those designing, managing and stewarding public service markets across central and local government. Our interactive diagnostic tool allow you to analyse a particular public service market in depth
This landscape map provides a snapshot of public services available locally, arranged by type of service e.g. education or health.
Handling legacy issues, improving transparency and scrutiny, and developing commercial skills.
The roles and leadership of arm's-length bodies, and the need for further reforms introducing a clear typology and regular reviews.
When the Coalition came to power in 2010, it outlined a series of measures to reform arm’s-length government in the UK, popularly characterised as another “bonfire of the quangos”.
This InsideOUT report examines how a delivery unit modelled on the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU) was set up by Haringey Council in north London.
This report provides three short studies of the fate of three very different improvement agencies – the Audit Commission, the National Policing Improvement Agency and the NHS Modernisation Agency.
Drawing on a detailed analysis of seven past reforms, this report identifies 10 obstacles to decentralisation.