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Key publications

Saving money by doing the right thing: Why ‘local by default’ must replace ‘diseconomies of scale’

Enterprise, Innovation, Keep it Local, Local by default, Speaking truth to power

Locality, with Professor John Seddon of Vanguard, has published the Saving money by doing the right thing report, on how we can improve public service delivery.

The report reveals the potential to save billions and vastly improve our public service by challenging false economies of scale, or ‘diseconomies of scale’.

It is the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the demand placed on public services in the UK.

Keep it Local

This groundbreaking report underpins our Keep it Local campaign.

We want to see public services delivered by smaller, local focussed organisations – instead of national, centralised companies.

Our research proves that local organisations offer substantially better outcomes and value, because they know their communities and have a flexible approach, which is vastly more effective than standardised, one-size-fits-all services.

Community-focused services delivered at a local level give us what we need, when we need it – providing better value for, us, the taxpayer.