Monthly Archives: May 2019

Enabling Social Action in Stevenage

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Enabling Social Action Partnership is a nationwide project running from March 2018 – March 2020 as a collaborative partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Universities of Sheffield and Hull. In June 2018, Stevenage was selected as one of two pilot areas to develop this programme based on its commitment ...

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One City Plan – Bristol City Council

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Partners across Bristol have come together to define the vision they want for the city. Bristol has launched its first ever One City Plan setting out ambitious targets for the future of Bristol, decade by decade up to 2050. Many forces are shaping Bristol’s future, including government policy, trade and climate change. Meanwhile challenges such ...

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Knowsley 2030 – new long term strategy for the Borough

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Knowsley 2030 is the new long-term strategy for Knowsley which will set out a new vision and priorities for the Borough. The strategy is being co-produced with residents, businesses and other stakeholders in line with Knowsley’s Better Together principles to understand how people living, working and studying in Knowsley today feel about the place, what ...

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Co-operatives UK, Provision of strategic support to Plymouth City Council

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Why PCC wanted to do the work Plymouth City Councils (PCC) Corporate Plan sets co-operative working as a strategic value and wanted to set an action plan for increasing the number of businesses in the city that are owned and run co-operatively.  The New Economics Foundation report ‘Co-ops Unleashed, Doubling the Co-operative Economy’ set ambitious ...

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Northern Roots and Oldham Alchemy working with E3M

12th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

In July 2018, the E3M partners convened a special Alchemy innovation event to support Oldham Council and its partners in developing ideas for a bold new initiative called ‘Northern Roots’. The project involves harnessing the potential of a currently underused 65-hectare site and a new brand centred on food growing and production. Together they will ...

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Premier Supply Service – Oxygen Finance working with Cumbria County Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The government has announced plans to cut public spending significantly, with local government being expected to shoulder the burden of a significant proportion of that reduction. Therefore, balancing the budget for local authorities is more acute than ever before. Councils now need to develop new income channels which are both sustainable and supportive of the ...

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Premier Supplier Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Croydon Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Oxygen Finance is Croydon Council’s partner in delivering their Premier Supplier Programme, a service that has enabled the council to generate much-needed income and make significant improvements to their processes and efficiency. Croydon Council is the largest employer in the borough, with a workforce of 10,500 and a spend of over £900 million a year ...

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Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Bexley Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

With an annual spend of more than £160m on services for a local population of 245,000, Bexley Council introduced its Supplier Incentive Programme in January 2016 to support suppliers, many of whom are small local businesses. Handling more than 10,000 invoices per month, the Council saw the opportunity to introduce an innovative early payment programme, ...

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Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Barnsley MB Council

28th November, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Local Government Sector funding is in decline. This means all local government services need to be reviewed and delivered in different and more innovative ways.  Barnsley in South Yorkshire is known for being a coal mining and glassmaking town, however the town is growing up fast. Despite a tough economic situation in the UK, a ...

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