At C.Co, we are working hard to address the challenge of bridging the budget gap; commercialising your organisation to improve efficiency, reduce costs, create value for money, build income, and ultimately help to balance budgets.
When it comes to commercialising, the biggest challenge for a local authority is often how to become commercial while retaining social value principles. It is common to overlook quite how different public sector culture and behaviours can be, and how difficult some of the custom and practice is to overcome.
How can C.Co help?
Future Councils is our model for achieving sustainable organisation-wide change. We have developed it to enable you and your council to meet the challenges you face today. Our team works collaboratively with you. Providing you with trusted capability and capacity, our Future Councils model is designed to:
- Ensure your organisation is financially sustainable and delivering value for money
- Redesign services fit for today’s and tomorrow’s citizens’ needs
- Pioneer approaches to service delivery
- Ensure that decisions are intelligence-led, robust and based on a sound evidence base
- Provide assurance that your council and its key officers are ‘safe’
What makes Future Councils from C.Co different?
It is based on the collective experience and knowledge of CIPFA C.Co from across the sector and beyond. While it is rooted in academic learning and good practice on what does and does not work in the delivery of organisation change, more importantly it is grounded in the practical expertise and learning of our team.
Commercialising can take many forms. It always takes a considerable amount of due diligence, market understanding and a recognition that it can never be a ‘quick-fix’. As with all C.Co’s projects, solutions always have to be evidence-driven. Taking time to develop a strong evidence base proves invaluable in the longer term, to support decision making, provide a strong foundation and reduce the risk of failure.