Our infrastructure work boosts the capacity and capability of our clients. We act as “critical friend”, helping them to plan strategically, solve complex commercial issues and increase delivery confidence. We have worked closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for several years to manage its Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme and to develop its Operational Savings Programme, which aims to deliver a minimum of £307 million of savings.
Drawing on the knowledge and insights gained from these projects, we work with central government departments, national agencies and local authorities to develop specialist support for a wider range of infrastructure programmes including highways maintenance, flood management and superfast broadband.
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GUIDE TO POTENTIAL CORPORATE VEHICLES
In the current economic climate, local authorities are exploring all avenues, including new commercial opportunities, to deliver public services. To assist local authorities, Local Partnerships has produced the above “guide to potential corporate vehicles” as an introduction to some of the vehicles that can be used for collaboration and the delivery of services. It should be noted that these options are a means to an end, so firstly authorities must decide what it is they wish to achieve, when and with whom.
Please contact John Enright for further information:
GUIDANCE ON SUBMITTING A VARIATION
BUSINESS CASE TO DEFRA IN RESPECT OF
A WASTE INFRASTRUCTURE PFI PROJECT
As part of the support to Defra for the Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme, we have produced the guidance above for local authorities with a Waste Infrastructure PFI Contract which are considering making any changes to their project. Such authorities receive PFI funding from Defra in the form of Waste Infrastructure Grant over the life of the project (typically 25-30 years). If a local authority is considering making a change to the PFI Contract (whether by means of a variation, amendment, waiver of rights, conduct or otherwise), or departing from the Final Business Case which was originally submitted to Defra, it should carefully consider the guidance above. Any queries on this should be directed to Duncan Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wales Waste DisposalOverviewLocal Partnerships has played an integral role supporting the Welsh Government to develop and implement its national waste infrastructure procurement programme covering food and residual waste treatment
Delivering Efficiences in waste services in the East of EnglandOverviewThis is the sixth regional review undertaken by Local Partnerships focusing on efficiencies achieved in waste management. A total of 28 authorities from the East of England are included in this report, including district and borough councils, county councils and unitary authorities.
DELIVERING WASTE EFFICIENCIES IN THE WEST MIDLANDSOverviewThe 33 West Midlands authorities spend over £400m collecting, recycling and disposing over 2.6 million tonnes of municipal waste each year. Inevitably, as a result of financial austerity pressures, local authorities will need to identify considerable budget savings.
PARTNERSHIPS AND EFFICIENCIES REPORT FOR LONDONOverviewAs a result of the 2011 Spending Review, local authorities are required to identify considerable budget savings over the next three to four years.
DELIVERING WASTE EFFICIENCIES IN YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBEROverviewThere are 22 authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber, a mixture of Unitary (5), Metropolitan (9), District (7) and County (1) councils. Like all authorities across the UK they continue to face testing times as resources are reduced but service expectations remain high.
DELIVERING WASTE EFFICIENCIES IN THE NORTH EASTOverviewThere are 12 authorities in the North East, all of which are Unitary and therefore have responsibility for both waste collection and disposal services. Like all authorities across the UK they continue to face testing times as resources are reduced but service expectations remain high.
DELIVERING WASTE EFFICIENCIES IN THE NORTH WESTOverviewGreat strides have been made in delivering efficiencies in budget, in order to protect public services, even enhance them, and this continues to be one of the biggest challenges local authorities face.
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