Cross-sector conversation is needed to build innovative public sector leaders of the future, says Sanjay Mackintosh, head of strategic commissioning at Haringey Council.

The public sector must overhaul its debt collection practices, says Karen Banfield of Echo Managed Services

It's time for councils to address the deepening pothole problem, argues Andrew Jepp of Zurich Municipal.

Shared services can help local government meet residents' rising expectations of services, lower costs and transform delivery. But there are key issues to consider, says Gary Bell, executive director - outsourcing at Civica.

The football transfer window may be closing but the transfer window for local government is open all year round, says Chris Ginnelly, managing director of Civica Digital Solutions.

Could lane rentals - daily charges for utility companies carrying out roadworks - reduce delays and congestion on Britain's already busy roads? Jonathan Williams, product consultant at Yotta, takes a look.

How will Brexit affect local government? James Hawkins, partner and head of public sector at law firm Trowers & Hamlins, takes a look.

A recent roundtable discussion chaired by LGE saw key industry figures examine the issues facing local authorities in recycling WEEE and the push towards the 2020 household waste target.

Seasonal pressures on the NHS are not confined to winter. Richard Coe of Kajima says the summer can potentially push coastal trusts to crisis.  

Investing in technology can bring significant savings, along with operational, environmental and community benefits, but with council budgets already stretched, how should it be financed? Chris Wilkinson, head of sales for healthcare and the public sector for Siemens Financial Services in the UK, makes the case for leasing over raiding the reserves.