Faced with continuous pressures to “do much more with much less”?

Many local authorities are trapped in a vicious cycle of rising costs, falling budgets and service expectations that are becoming harder to meet. Entering into a strategic partnership with a private transport provider, as most local authorities have done, was meant to be the solution to this problem. On the surface these make perfect sense: within an agreed performance framework, have specialists targeted to deliver a better service and better overall value for money. Why, then, do so many partnerships fail to live up to expectations?

Our experience of working with local authorities and their delivery partners has helped us to identify why many partnerships fail to deliver, and the key ingredients for more fruitful, mutually beneficial outcomes.  And, we believe, the lessons we have learned apply not just to transport, but to partnering as a whole. Download our latest insights on the subject to find out a bit more.

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