The issue of local council culture and the failures of the Treasury-inspired corporatisation of organisational structures is reentering the policy dialogue. This new government has obviously helped. The public sector is in trouble and something needs to be done. More scale, standardised procedures and hierarchy are not the answer, they are the problem.
An updated version of a blog I wrote at the time of the Local Government Commissions self-serving roadshow on council amalgamation. It was a total farce, though the people saw through it for what it was.