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Grant Thornton collaborates with Triple Value Impact to fast-track digital innovation in local government

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has joined forces with digital transformation specialists, Triple Value Impact Limited to develop an accelerator programme to tackle the digital deficit in local authorities.

Following decades of under-investment, councils need a clear path for identifying and quickly realising the benefits of modern, digital service delivery – estimated to be in the region of £3 billion.*

The new collaboration will support councils in pre-empting demand across services and delivering more efficient automation. The unique accelerator programme, combined with Grant Thornton’s innovative benchmarking tools, will allow councils to instantly identify the financial and operational benefits of digital transformation across almost every service line, and establish a clear roadmap for implementation.

The collaboration, which combines Grant Thornton’s extensive local government knowledge and Triple Value Impact’s digital transformation expertise, will help to streamline digital services and reduce operational costs for councils, and enhance public sector outcomes overall

Commenting on the collaboration, Phillip Woolley, Partner and Head of Public Sector Consulting, Grant Thornton UK LLP, said:

"The pressure on councils to modernise and drive efficiencies remains relentless and traditional approaches are reaching the end of their value and often take too long to deliver. Our collaboration with Triple Value Impact Limited pioneers sustainable digital solutions to support councils to boost efficiency, reduce costs and, above all, enrich community outcomes."


Tim Pitts, Co-Founder of Triple Value Impact Limited, adds:

"By melding our digital transformation acumen with Grant Thornton's extensive local government experience, our new collaboration aims to instigate a sector-wide digital revolution at speed."


* The financial benefit has been calculated using the top 50 spend areas at each authority. These spend areas have been assessed against more than 40 different opportunities to modernise the delivery model using the latest technology. For each council, Grant Thornton and Triple Value Impact have created a rough order of magnitude calculation using key assumptions in areas such as implementation costs and timeframes, impact on service demand and potential reductions in delivery costs.

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