YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN Issue 65; January 2019

Issue 65; January 2019
Externalisation Survey – What did you tell us?
I promised to let you know what we learned from our Externalisation Survey which we carried out in
association with Thomson Reuters at the end of last year.
I have included the results in a concise, at a glance version below.
But if anyone would be interested to see a fuller version of the results then please contact Beryl Heath
at and you can receive a more detailed version.
Brexit and Working with LLG
As you may know from e-mails recently sent out, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local
Government (MHCLG) has requested LLG’s input into the impact of Brexit on Local Government providing
a welcome opportunity to influence and scope the outcomes for local government once Brexit takes place.
LLG will work proactively with dedicated Policy Advisors within the Local Government EU Exit Team to
collaborate on the requirements and concerns relevant to Brexit and the Consortium has been invited to
nominate members to a NW Working Group.
Thank you so much to those who have expressed an interest in helping with this work which should benefit
all member organisations!
Watch out for more news on this as the detail emerges.
LGA and possible Local Authorities and Fire Service Legal Framework
The Consortium is aware of correspondence from the LGA received later on last year concerning the
possibility of a national framework to access external legal support.
The Chair of your Management Board is in contact with the LGA about their proposals and is keeping up
to date with the LGA intentions as they emerge.
Information as to how such a framework would impact upon the work of the Consortium will be released
as soon as more is known.
Consortium FREE Training Programme 2018/2019
You can book yourselves, colleagues or clients on to our FREE courses through the website at
With this latest programme we have aligned all course start times as 10am to avoid confusion and
assist all delegates in making their travel arrangements.
Please note that 10am is the actual start of the training session.

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