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The Co-operative Council Mark Hynes Director of Governance and Democracy
The big questions <ul><ul><li>How can we improve public services? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What should the state be doin...
Here’s one I prepared earlier <ul><li>Citizen’s Commission   </li></ul><ul><li>evidence gathering </li></ul><ul><li>delibe...
The Big Society
The Big Society
The Cooperative Council
The Cooperative Council <ul><ul><li>Mutuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federate...
The Cooperative Council
The Cooperative Council
What does the cooperative council aim to do?  <ul><li>Turn citizens from  passive recipients  into  active shapers  of ser...
What are the key principles we are adopting? <ul><li>Partnership  with the community </li></ul><ul><li>Co-production  and ...
So what’s the connection with mutuals?  <ul><li>Cooperative commission didn’t recommend one type of delivery mechanism….. ...
So what is it going to look like?
It is already underway…… <ul><li>Personalised care budgets  </li></ul><ul><li>School governing bodies  </li></ul><ul><li>C...
What are we doing now? <ul><li>Early adopters </li></ul><ul><li>Locking things together . . . Where possible </li></ul><ul...
How are we getting on? <ul><li>On our way, but its hard </li></ul><ul><li>OD and cultural change programme being co-produc...
How are we getting on? <ul><li>Shared purpose e.g. altruistic community purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership in common with...
How are we getting on?
Our early lessons
Where to from here? <ul><li>2014 “deadline” </li></ul><ul><li>More like a 15 – 20 year cultural shift </li></ul><ul><li>Wa...
The General Power of Competence – why is it needed?
Vires <ul><li>S2 LGA 2000 – well being </li></ul><ul><li>S111 LGA 1972 – facilitate, conducive, incidental </li></ul><ul><...
Limits placed on well-being powers by the courts LAML
The well-being power was rarely used.
Eric Pickles Localism, localism, localism Promote the radical devolution of power away from Westminster to Councils and Ci...
The General Power of Competence – why is it needed? “ The power may be used in innovative ways, that is, in doing things t...
Limitations <ul><li>Subject to usual public law constraints: </li></ul><ul><li>Rationality </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant cons...
Limitations <ul><li>Power to charge is distinct from the power to act for a commercial purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Commerci...
Limitations <ul><li>Limitations that apply to existing powers that are </li></ul><ul><li>overlapped by the general power a...
Limitations <ul><li>Can not be used to alter local authority </li></ul><ul><li>constitutional arrangements. </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
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Mark Hynes presentation - LGiU general power of competence seminar

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Mark Hynes presentation - LGiU general power of competence seminar

  1. 1. The Co-operative Council Mark Hynes Director of Governance and Democracy
  2. 2. The big questions <ul><ul><li>How can we improve public services? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What should the state be doing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we deal with significant budget cuts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the power of general competence assist? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Here’s one I prepared earlier <ul><li>Citizen’s Commission </li></ul><ul><li>evidence gathering </li></ul><ul><li>deliberative </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen’s Engagement programme </li></ul><ul><li>qualitative </li></ul><ul><li>quantitative </li></ul><ul><li>community driven </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Big Society
  5. 5. The Big Society
  6. 6. The Cooperative Council
  7. 7. The Cooperative Council <ul><ul><li>Mutuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federated services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint ventures with 3 rd Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation in its widest sense </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Cooperative Council
  9. 9. The Cooperative Council
  10. 10. What does the cooperative council aim to do? <ul><li>Turn citizens from passive recipients into active shapers of services </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver more effective, more responsive services by giving users more control </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen civil society so it’s better able to deal with challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Do things ‘ with ’ our communities rather than ‘ to ’ our communities </li></ul>
  11. 11. What are the key principles we are adopting? <ul><li>Partnership with the community </li></ul><ul><li>Co-production and building on what exists </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocity : incentives for participating </li></ul><ul><li>Local employment and skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum accessibility and equalities </li></ul><ul><li>Fairness, accountability, responsibility </li></ul>
  12. 12. So what’s the connection with mutuals? <ul><li>Cooperative commission didn’t recommend one type of delivery mechanism….. </li></ul><ul><li>… .. And our vision is evolving </li></ul><ul><li>… ..Council as a facilitative support platform </li></ul>
  13. 13. So what is it going to look like?
  14. 14. It is already underway…… <ul><li>Personalised care budgets </li></ul><ul><li>School governing bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Community Freshview </li></ul><ul><li>Green community champions </li></ul><ul><li>Tenant Management organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Parent promoted school </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourhood watch </li></ul>
  15. 15. What are we doing now? <ul><li>Early adopters </li></ul><ul><li>Locking things together . . . Where possible </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers and levers </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out for help </li></ul>
  16. 16. How are we getting on? <ul><li>On our way, but its hard </li></ul><ul><li>OD and cultural change programme being co-produced </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition that some of this takes time….which we haven’t got </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalising on the energy; acknowledging the blockages </li></ul>
  17. 17. How are we getting on? <ul><li>Shared purpose e.g. altruistic community purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership in common with the community </li></ul><ul><li>Control – one member one vote </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders – staff, service users </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul>
  18. 18. How are we getting on?
  19. 19. Our early lessons
  20. 20. Where to from here? <ul><li>2014 “deadline” </li></ul><ul><li>More like a 15 – 20 year cultural shift </li></ul><ul><li>Watching the changes in context – anticipating the impact </li></ul>
  21. 21. The General Power of Competence – why is it needed?
  22. 22. Vires <ul><li>S2 LGA 2000 – well being </li></ul><ul><li>S111 LGA 1972 – facilitate, conducive, incidental </li></ul><ul><li>LG (Contracts) Act 1996 – power to contract for services </li></ul>
  23. 23. Limits placed on well-being powers by the courts LAML
  24. 24. The well-being power was rarely used.
  25. 25. Eric Pickles Localism, localism, localism Promote the radical devolution of power away from Westminster to Councils and Citizens
  26. 26. The General Power of Competence – why is it needed? “ The power may be used in innovative ways, that is, in doing things that are unlike anything that a local authority – or any other public body –has done before, or may currently do”
  27. 27. Limitations <ul><li>Subject to usual public law constraints: </li></ul><ul><li>Rationality </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Procedural fairness </li></ul><ul><li>Disregard of irrelevant considerations </li></ul>
  28. 28. Limitations <ul><li>Power to charge is distinct from the power to act for a commercial purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial trading must be undertaken through a trading company, i.e. where the local authority uses the general power for a commercial purpose, then this must be done through a company. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Limitations <ul><li>Limitations that apply to existing powers that are </li></ul><ul><li>overlapped by the general power are applied to </li></ul><ul><li>the general power. </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions in post commencement legislation </li></ul><ul><li>will only apply to the general power where they </li></ul><ul><li>are expressed to do so. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Limitations <ul><li>Can not be used to alter local authority </li></ul><ul><li>constitutional arrangements. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not change position on charging for discretionary services i.e. up to full cost recovery. </li></ul><ul><li>Still no power to charge for the performance of a duty. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Questions </li></ul>

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