Study tour: lessons from a UK council

By Jo Cooper

Against a backdrop of union concerns and leadership instability, the UK's Essex County Council has embarked on a radical plan to transform its services and savings.

You're running a council but finances are getting tight. You can see the writing on the wall: if drastic action is not taken services will soon need to be cut. Essex County Council in the UK recently faced this problem, one familiar to governments everywhere. MORE>>

Read the full report: Cards on the table [PDF]

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