The vital role of Arms Length Bodies

What are the factors that are coming together to have a significant impact on ALBs in terms of their existing mandate, their target impact on the customers, citizens and communities they serve, and the extent to which they deliver maximum value for money?

The challenges and opportunities of leading an Arm’s Length Body in a post-pandemic world

Ignite is an innovation and change consultancy with a long and proud track record of supporting Arm’s Length Bodies. As part of this work we constantly scan the horizon for the challenges and opportunities facing ALBs.

This paper is a contribution to the thinking around the scale and nature of the challenges currently facing ALB leaders. It goes on to explore the options open to leaders in navigating this highly unique set of circumstances.

There are three key elements to the document:
The challenges – what they are and what they might mean
The response – the various ways by which leaders could and should respond to this situation
The journey – having chosen a response, how to execute it during a period of potential high anxiety and uncertainty amongst staff

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What does being an evidence-based agency really mean?

Evidence, appropriately supported by data and insight, has always been a critical ingredient in enabling agencies to fully deliver their role and mandate. There are a few things that are encouraging an increased focus on this…

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How to become financially lean and fit, climbing the ladders and avoiding the snakes

Like many agencies you are likely to be coming, or have come, to terms with your recent financial settlement, as well as anticipating much greater scrutiny as the government dials up its focus on identifying and realising cost savings from ALBs…

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