Local government

Alternative delivery models in local government

Local government has increased the variety and number of alternative delivery models it uses in recent years including contracts and partnerships with other public bodies and private sector organisations, as well as developing new public sector and non-public sector entities. With financial austerity set to continue, it is important that local authorities continue innovating, if they are to remain financially resilient and commission better quality services at reduced cost.

This report is based on a brief client survey and work with local authority clients and:

  • outlines the main alternative delivery models
  • aims to assist other authorities as they develop their options and implement innovation strategies
  • considers aspects of risk.