Impact Report 2021-22


We are delighted to announce our impact report for 2021-22. The report highlights and celebrates the successes we have helped our clients achieve in the last financial year.

The report covers tangible results of the five main areas of our work: climate response, circular economy and resource efficiency, infrastructure and assets, complex contracting and public sector capability and capacity.

Read our Impact Report 2021-22 here.

IPA guidance:
preparing for PFI contract expiry

The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has published its long-awaited guidance on Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract expiry. Its primary purpose is to provide practical help on managing the expiry of PFI contracts. Local Partnerships helped to develop the guidance alongside other Government departments and authorities. 

The guidance captures best practice and learning from expiring and expired PFI contracts. It sets out why managing expiry is vital to ensure value for money and continuity of public services, what needs to be done to prepare for and manage the expiry process, and how expiry activities might be executed.

local authority funding bid preparation

We are pleased to announce our new toolkit for local authority funding bid preparation in advance of the next round of the Levelling Up Fund. This toolkit is designed to help councils improve the quality of their Levelling Up Fund bids, as well as select projects that are most likely to succeed in attracting an award.

Round 1 of the £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund awarded £1.7bn to councils in 82 areas across the UK. It is important that, as we anticipate the launch of Round 2, councils have access to clear guidance on how best to score high marks in any bid evaluation process.

Local Partnerships was at the heart of the Round 1 bid appraisal process. We were particularly engaged in testing the deliverability of the projects in conjunction with DLUHC officials. We can therefore provide pragmatic advice on how to improve evaluation scores.

This toolkit has been produced and published in good faith by Local Partnerships and does not constitute official guidance on behalf of HM Treasury, DLUHC, nor any other Government department.


Local Partnerships is a joint venture between the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government.

We occupy a unique position in the public sector. We facilitate change by working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and the devolved administrations.

Local Partnerships is proud to be part of the public sector family. We bring public and private sector experience that provides confidence, capability and capacity, helping councils and combined authorities achieve and maintain financial resilience.

We work solely for the benefit of the public sector. Our experts provide trusted, professional support and advice over multiple disciplines, helping you make best use of limited re-sources as demand for services continues to rise. These include:











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Local Partnerships’ expert advice has helped us resolve a range of PFI contract issues. They identified savings within our projects and have supported us in their implementation.  Their commercial expertise is helping us get the most from refinancing our BSF projects and is delivering significant savings. These are valuable resources in the current financial climate that the Council is able to reinvest into its front line council services.

Ian Rooth, Head of Finance Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Today marks @LP_SeanHanson's last day as Chief Executive at Local Partnerships. I'm sure you'll all join us in wishing him good luck and thanking him for the last six years here. 💚🍾

Today marks @LP_SeanHanson's last day as Chief Executive at Local Partnerships. I'm sure you'll all join us in wishing him good luck and thanking him for the last six years here. 💚🍾

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