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The Local Authority Landscape

The key issues & challenges facing local authorities are complex and range from addressing national targets for the performance of schools to the issues involved in high value PFI projects. Local Authorities are faced with higher expectations from local communities and from central government targets & initiatives (such as shared services) in line with the government's intention to provide direction at a national level.

Shared Services Taxation

Public sector shared service vehicles are seen as opportunities to reduce costs and create business efficiencies. We review some of the commercial issues that clients often come up against in their quest for savings and productivity improvements.

Shared Services in the Public Sector

Many public sector agencies as well as local authorities are looking at shared service vehicles as opportunities to reduce costs and create business efficiencies. We review some of the issues that clients often come up against in their quest for savings and productivity improvements.

Shared Services Funding in the Public Sector

Public sector shared service vehicles are seen as opportunities to reduce costs and create business efficiencies. We review some of the funding issues that clients often come up against in their quest for savings and productivity improvements.

Investigation of the options available for setting up an Energy Services Company (ESCO)

As organisations strive to reduce their carbon footprint, improve energy efficiency and reduce costs, many are looking to new and innovative ways of generating and saving energy. One solution has been the use of Energy Services Companies, (ESCOs) to create innovative business and technological strategies for energy generation.

Business Recovery with Regional Development Agencies

In the present economic climate, AP Benson, with our sister firm Gore and Company, is working to raise the profile of Business Recovery and Turnaround services with staff in the UK's regional development agencies.  

Business Modelling

Quality assurance of business models is critical if the outputs are to be relied upon by clients and to have some credibility in business decision making.