Tag: insight

British Social Attitudes Survey 32nd Report – ‘The Verdict on Five Years of Coalition Government’

The 32nd report of the British Social Attitudes Survey reveals that public attitudes to several major issues have remained consistent during the current government’s tenure. While it might be expected that cuts to public services and controversial reforms such as …

A new approach to policy and strategy in Kirklees

Sharing stories as part of Local Area Research Fortnight 2015…

By John Heneghan – Head of Policy & Strategy, Kirklees Council.

We’ve started a major transformation programme in Kirklees, with the aim of creating our ‘New Council’…

We want to …

Could local government and universities work closer together?

Two new research reports from the Knowledge Navigator have been published looking at the relationship between the academic sector and local government researchers.

From Analysis to Action: Connecting Research and Local Government in an Age of Austerity

This report by …

View from the North

The University of Huddersfield’s View from the North blog is updated on a weekly basis by academics and researchers at the University. Posts focus on some of the key issues in the UK and overseas, covering a range of topics …

Does local government need an insight unit?

Martin Cresswell has recently argued that local government needs its own insight unit. Do you agree? His argument is that local government lacks a “much-needed forecasting function”.

“Some councils have talked about creating a team tasked with gaining insight on …

What you can learn from local researchers

Vision Critical have posted their three research lessons from the LARIA annual conference. See more on the Vision Critical website 

So, what are the three lessons?

Focus on people rather than organisations. Many speakers emphasized the importance of focusing on…