Tag Archives: Governance

What next for local government in Wales?

Now that the re-organisation of local authorities has been put on hold with the election of the new government in Wales, where next for local government? In the previous Welsh government, it was felt that structural reform was necessary to … Continue reading

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Governing Public Services in England and wales: A Move from the Stakeholder Model Could further the Democratic Deficit

This blog entry was first published by the LSE Policy and Politics Blog – http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/51885-2/?utm_content=buffer94b1b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer   A great deal of attention is given to roles of both Chief Executives and members of the Senior Management Team in many organisations, yet the work … Continue reading

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Governance in the Fire and Rescue Service

Over recent months I have been working with a colleague, Dr Jacqueline Baxter from the Open University on a comparative governance paper focusing on education, health, policing and the fire and rescue services. The key issue to emerge is the … Continue reading

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The Williams Report: A Challenge to Higher Education

Contributed by Professor Tony Beddow, Visiting Professor at Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of South Wales   The Williams Report seeks to prompt an improvement in the leadership and management of public service in Wales. It issues … Continue reading

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Treat scrutiny support as professional practice

As a scrutiny support team working in local government in Wales, we have been thinking about our work as professional practice, trying to get underneath what this means and considering how we can improve what we do. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Wales Public Services – Joining Services, Governance and Scrutiny

Catherine’s blog on governance and scrutiny (26th September 2013) was spot-on in highlighting the complexities and difficulties associated with achieving real public accountability in the modern public services world. The debate in local government seems stuck on how many local … Continue reading

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Reflecting on some key findings from the Public Service Governance and Delivery Commission in Wales:

Some key findings from the Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery in Wales lead us to reflect on where we are with public services in Wales. Whilst there is a lot of evidence of good practice emerging, the commission … Continue reading

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Elections, Elections and More Elections

This week is a first in UK politics – the first time we will see the election system being used in areas outside the local, national and European governments. We will go to the ballot box on Thursday 15th November … Continue reading

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