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As the Beatles sang:-

"There is a place,
Where I can go,
When I feel low,
When I feel blue.
And it's my mind,
And there's no time when I'm alone."

Total Place is a new initiative that looks at how a ‘whole area’ approach to public services can lead to better services at less cost. It seeks to identify and avoid overlap and duplication between organisations – delivering a step change in both service improvement and efficiency at the local level, as well as across Whitehall.

Like a lot of things, it just makes sense...Click on Total Place above to find out more!!!

It builds upon the now departed Hazel Blears Local Govt White Paper:-

Strong and Prosperous Communities - The Local Government White Paper.

  • 3% savings - 2.5% in cash. Procurement implications. Councils in England £100bn net spending power. Work Force Reform
  • Previous Reports:- Egan & Gershon.
  • Sir Michael Lyons Review Report
  • Kate Barker Review on Land Use/Planning:-

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/barker_review_land_use_planning
/barkerreview_land_use_planning_index.cfm

  •  Rod Eddington Transport Study:-

http://www.dft.gov.uk/about/strategy/transportstrategy/eddingtonstudy/

  •  Sandy Leitch Skills Review

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/
leitch_review/review_leitch_index.cfm

  •  David Varney public services delivery Review:-

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/pre_budget_report/prebud_pbr06/
press_notices/prebud_pbr06_pressvarney.cfm

  • Govt drivers

o       LSPs

o       CPAs

o       ECM

o       LAAs Soon to be CAAs

o       CAF

o       APA

o       JARs

o       CSR

o       Place Shaping

o       Safer, Stronger, Greener

o       Liveability

o       Sustainabilty

o       Shared Services

o       More Unitaries?

o       Commissioning/VCF 3rd Sector

  • Action Plan for Third Sector Involvement:-

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

o       Social Cohesion

o       Democratic Renewal

o       Our Ageing Population

  • Global Warming:-

o       http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/landing.asp?id=1278&gclid=CPjRz6-olIkCFUZtMAodp3455w

o       Carbon Emissions

  •  Stern Review:-

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/
stern_review_economics_climate_change/sternreview_index.cfm

http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/default.ct

o       World Population up by 50% by 2050 6bn to 9bn.

The ong awaited Lyons Review Report. What happened to it?

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/lyons_inquiry_report.htm

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