Modern public services are essential for addressing 21st century challenges – but how can councils continue to deliver in the current climate?

Demand growth, workforce shortages, tired infrastructure, old delivery models and a hesitant approach to technology and data are all effecting the day-to-day delivery of your services. Transformation, data analysis, and an effective governance culture are critical for addressing recurrent operational and socio-economic challenges and holding the trust of both your public and wider stakeholders.

  • Insight and analytics
  • Strategy, transformation, and change
  • Governance and decision making
  • Insight and analytics
    This specially curated toolkit supports public sector practitioners, policymakers, and politicians with robust evidence-based analytics.
  • Strategy, transformation, and change
    You will work with advisers to meet the immediate delivery challenge while scanning the horizon for delivering services more effectively.
  • Governance and decision making
    You will get valuable insight into the risks and challenges facing all types of councils, and guidance on best practice.

Our sectors

A more collaborative solution to delivering government priorities around the UK

New pressures are accelerating transformation in health and social care

Delivering a successful transport or infrastructure project will require you to balance an often complex set of strategic issues.

Net zero is key for tackling climate change. We can help map your journey to it and deliver your priorities.

To assist decision making in pursuing your objectives, we provide commercial and strategic advice

Net Zero

Get insight and guidance on designing the right approach to deliver your Net Zero strategy.

Regeneration development and housing

We provide commercial and strategic advice to assist your decision making in pursuing your objectives.

Why Grant Thornton

Your sustainability is our priority. Our toolkit is underpinned by Financial Foresight – a predictive modelling tool, jointly developed with CIPFA to project a baseline financial forecast for every council in England.

You'll get a team with frontline experience of senior roles in local authorities, offering detailed insight and guidance on delivering your agenda.

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Lessons learnt from procurement and contract

Leading members of the Society of Municipal Treasurers met earlier this year to consider practical responses to our recent report on local government procurement and contract management.