Posts from Author: Dan Leech

Funding School Places

Whilst rising pupil numbers are nothing new, the latest projections suggest that 880,000 extra pupils are expected in England by 2023. The Local Government Association (LGA) want the central government to fund the infrastructure to support this rise – but is there a danger they are underestimating the cost and selling future generations short? With […]

Children’s Centre Consultations

Consultations that cut corners won’t cut costs. Councils that fail to pay due deference to public consultation have paid the price in the High Court. Simply cutting services is no longer an option. From day centres to youth services, it’s important to remember that the simple act of consultation is simply not enough, particularly if that process is […]