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Working From Home

Guidance for Employers on Staff Working From Home

It has now been over a week since government advice for non-essential staff working from home. As an Employer, you will continue to have a duty of […]

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Tricuro – Member Spotlight

Introduction Tricuro is a local authority trading company wholly owned by Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. Launched as a joint venture in July 2015, […]

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LATCo Summit 2019 – Highlights

It’s finally here. The highlights of our hugely successful 2019 summit from this summer hosted in London. Our sector’s inaugural and biggest LATCo conference. It was a […]

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Key priorities from our Away Day (17th Sept) – Action Planning for the future.

Last month the Board met to review the last 6 months of activity and identify our priorities for the next 6 months. There was a lot of […]

The Question of LATCo’s role in the UK post-Brexit

The Question of LATCo’s role in the UK post-Brexit

Thoughts from Michael Harrowven – Chair of the LATCo Network. It’s October! The air is getting crisp, the nights are drawing in and we’re on the home […]

Public Service Ethos

Public Service Ethos and Commercial Practices

“Public Service Ethos.” Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? But what does it mean? As a Founder Member of the LATCo network and MD of Oxford Direct Services I […]

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Back to the future – 7 steps to a winning culture

Why is a winning culture so important? Over the past 3 decades I’ve come to understand the key difference with organisations which are successful is getting the […]


The Potential of Local Authority Trading Companies

In my role as Board Member for the LATCo Network I am often approached by other professionals who want to find out more about the potential of […]


Next steps for Local Authority Trading Companies

Existing Local Authority Trading Companies may be considering the next steps for Local Authority Trading Companies (LATC’s). In my role as founder member of the LATCo Network, […]


Outsourcing, in-sourcing or Local Authority Trading Company?

We have all seen spectacular collapses, expensive failures or lack of best value from outsourced arrangements played out, costing the end customer often who is the taxpayer. […]

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Income generation potential of LATCo’s

As managing director of Lampton 360 and as a founding member of the LATCo Network, I was asked to provide some advice regarding the income generation potential […]


LATCo Summit 2020 Postponed due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Following last year’s successful summit, this year’s event due to take place on 23th July in Leeds is now postponed to Sept 2020 subject to review/developments of […]

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Leader’s Podcast Episode 4

Leaders Insights – Pursuing a Commercial Journey The 4th in a brand new series of podcasts which engages leaders from the LATCo sector in conversation to share […]

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Leader’s Podcast Episode 3

A Council Leader’s Perspective The 3rd episode of a new series of podcasts bringing together leaders from local authorities and LATCo’s engaging in conversation, sharing and learning […]

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Leader’s Podcast Episode 2

Innovating During Times of Challenge The 2nd of a brand new series of podcasts, which brings together leaders from Local Authorities and LATCo’s engaging in conversation, sharing […]


Leader’s Podcast Episode 1

Leading a Key Service in a Crisis Situation In this, the first-ever episode of the Leaders Podcast Farooq Mohammed will be in conversation with LATCo member Chris […]

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