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What we know about the Government’s £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund

Following the last week’s budget, the government has published details of its highly anticipated £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund. The Fund will support local areas across the UK to improve ‘the infrastructure of everyday life’, strength their economies and build civic identity. It will be run as a competitive process and will be open to bids…

David Fairhurst: I’ve learnt that… for policy to be successful, you need to build bridges between central and local government

David’s reflection: I have learnt that for the machinery of government to work, central government policy developers need to translate their concepts and ideas into practical, deliverable programmes. To avoid policy being lost in translation, civil servants in central government and public servants in devolved government need to work effectively together. Through my experience of…

Agata Miśkowiec: I’ve learnt that… it is important to bold and visionary, even in times of crisis

Agata’s reflection: During my time with MV, I have been privileged to work with some of the most inspirational public sector leaders I know – our clients. I’ve learnt a lot from them. My key lesson is the importance of being bold and visionary, even in times of crisis. Never has it been more evident…

Introduction to the personal reflections from Mutual Ventures’ team

To celebrate our tenth birthday, Mutual Ventures’ Managing Director Andrew Laird introduces a series of personal reflections from the team. We will be publishing the reflections in video form during March and April. To view them click here. To download a report containing the full MV team’s personal reflections click here. To learn more about…

John Copps: I’ve learnt that… that place should be at the centre of how we organise public services

  John’s reflection: I’ve learnt how we all are attached to the place we live, and that this insight should be at the centre of how we organise public services. The experience of the COVID-19 crisis has shown us that people – old and young – want to be connected to where they live.  You…

Catch up on our webinar – Levelling Up Fund: getting a headstart

With applications to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund due to begin early this year, local leaders will want to start preparing so they can get a head start on the process. The £4bn Fund will support local areas and communities to improve ‘the infrastructure of everyday life’ and stimulate economies through investment in regeneration projects….

Catch up on our webinar – Integration in children’s services: how to build effective partnerships

Catch up on our webinar where we explore how children’s services can make sure they are working effectively with partners in local government, the NHS, and wider the community. Creating an integrated system has been a goal for many years, but the pandemic has accelerated the need to act. This webinar brings together experts from…

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