Living in interesting times

Our latest report, Financial resilience of local authorities in Wales 2015-16, looks at how local authorities are addressing and managing reductions in public expenditure in Wales. Report author, Nick Selwyn, talks about the progress of local authorities in ensuring they have sound financial management arrangements to maintain the important services they provide across Wales which…

General Bernard L. Montgomery watches his tanks move up

What can health boards, or any public service, learn from the battle of El Alamein?

‘Not much’ would have been my answer before Christmas, but Santa brought something that changed my mind. Alamein by Stephen Bungay (external link). A former management consultant turned historian, Bungay brings a fresh insight to history by applying modern management thinking. Nominally focused on the 1942 El Alamein battles (external link), the book is really the story…