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Assets: A local industrial strategy for council income generation, commercialisation and investments

Assets: A local industrial strategy for council income generation, commercialisation and investments

Friday 13 January 2017

Imperial War Museum North, Salford Quays, Manchester

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This seminar will explore the next steps in local authority income generation. Whilst councils are already on with developing additional sources of income from charging and trading in services the funding gaps are now so great that radical action is becoming an imperative. Some councils are aiming for self-sufficiency and whilst this may not be a viable aim for many councils, nor necessarily desirable from a public policy perspective, one way to work towards sizeable additional income is to consider investments.

Investments could be in assets such as offices, shops and retail or even hotels. Councils have also developed innovative schemes on local authority energy and local authority housing companies to provide social homes for rent as well as future income streams. APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a body of over 200 Local Authorities across the UK, existing to further the development of excellent local services.



Local council finance and public perceptions of spending in local area
Mo Baines, Head of Communication and Coordination, APSE

Legal issues and powers for commercial investment options by local councils
Elizabeth Wood, Partner, Walker Morris LLP

Durham – a place to invest
Stuart Timmis, Head of Planning and Assets, Durham County Council

Developing a strategy for asset investment
Cliff Dalton, Head of Local Government Faculty and David Bentley, Head of Asset Management, CIPFA

Sevenoaks District Council: The UK's first self-financing council
Cllr Peter Fleming, OBE, Leader of Sevenoaks District Council

Developing new income streams in parks
Andrew Fowler, Head of Country Parks and Green Spaces, Buckinghamshire County Council

Income from Energy: Options for your council to consider
Ray Noble, Specialist Advisor on Renewables and Storage, APSE Energy Associate

Municipal bus companies: What will the new Bus Bill mean?
David Blainey, operations Director, Network Warrington, Warrington Borough Transport

Asset rationalisation and closer integration of strategic plans with front-line commercialisation of services
Ronnie Dempster, Head of Service Enterprising DG, Dumfries and Galloway council

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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