News & Press

There are many ways that members and public sector professionals can stay up to date with the work of Solace, our policy networks and our partners. On this page you can view news bulletins and press releases from the Solace team, and in addition:

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  • You can follow Solace on Twitter (@SOLACE_UK)
 

Statement from Solace President Jo Miller on the 2017 Budget – 0

This is a statement from Jo Miller, President of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE), in response to the 2017 Budget:

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Solace President's Welcome Speech 2017 – 0

Solace President Jo Miller's welcome address to the 2017 Solace Summit (check against delivery)

Last year I stood before you as your newly elected President – and thank you again for putting your faith in me – and gave you a taster of what you could expect from me.

I spoke about the importance of female leadership, about today's leaders bringing on tomorrow's leaders and how I would champion just that.

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Institute of Interim Management (IIM) Survey, 2017 – Results – 0

The Institute of Interim Management annual survey is a key event in the world of interim management providers.  The survey asks senior interim managers and their clients to rate providers, such as Solace in Business – against a series of criteria. Over 2.300 individuals took part in the survey, the full results of which will be available here shortly: https://iim.org.uk/providers-platinum/

This year, for the fourth year running, Solace in Business (SiB) has moved up the rankings, within the top ‘Platinum’ category. Many industry insiders recognise that this has been a difficult year for all interim providers and yet SiB is one of few in its industry cohort to move up. This is a statement from Terry McDougall, SiB Director:

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Solace publishes Initial Position Statement on Skills and Local Economic Growth – 0

Yesterday Solace published an Initial Position Statement on Skills and Local Economic Growth. This is a statement from Martin Swales, Chief Executive of South Tyneside MBC and Solace Spokesperson on Economic Growth and Housing:

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ADASS Budget Survey 2017 – 0

This is a statement from Paul Najsarek, Solace Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing and Chief Executive of the London Borough of Ealing, in response to the ADASS Budget Survey 2017:

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller on the 2017 Queen's Speech – 0

This is a statement from Jo Miller, Solace President and Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in response to the June 2017 Queen’s Speech:

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller on the UK General Election 2017 – 0

This is a statement from Jo Miller, President of Solace, following the UK general election held on 8th June 2017. 

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CfPS, Solace and The Alliance for Useful Evidence publish new guide to help councils make evidence based decisions and counter ‘fake news’ – 0

Solace, the Centre for Public Scrutiny and The Alliance for Useful Evidence (supported by Nesta) are today publishing guidance for local government scrutineers aimed at helping councils make better, evidence based decisions.

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Supporting our electoral administrators: Letter from Solace President Jo Miller – 0

This is a letter sent by Solace President Jo Miller, Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to fellow Chief Executives in England, as well as regional leads in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller on the local and mayoral elections 2017 – 0

On 4th May 2017, local government elections took place in 34 councils in England, all 32 councils in Scotland and all 22 councils in Wales. In addition, for the first time, six areas in England including the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, the Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West of England and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough voted for newly-created, directly-elected combined authority mayors, commencing a new era of devolution, local leadership and accountability. Furthermore, Doncaster and North Tyneside also voted for local authority mayors. The elections have seen a turnout of around 30 per cent on average.

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