Local authorities have successfully pioneered a number of cost-reduction initiatives due to the impact of austerity measures on waste and environmental quality services, according to new research.
The study, a collaborative project by Ricardo-AEA and CIWM, recognised a number of programmes that had achieved lower running costs without detrimentally affecting services.
With further budgetary cuts planned for the future, local authorities will increasingly need to use innovative approaches to achieve economic feasibility.
The report will be launched officially at a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group on 23 February and a webinar is being held on 26 February to extend access for interested parties.
The event will focus on a number of successful schemes and assess how procurement strategies can deliver service improvements within tight budgetary constraints.
The webinar will be held at 2pm on 26 February at the following address: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6198135426541626625