Harness assets to truly make savings Friday 21 December 2012By: Rob Francis The Department for Communities & Local Government’s guide to saving money, published earlier this week, contains some tips that councils may find helpful. There is, however, little in it to signify the “change in culture” which Eric Pickles refers to in the foreword. There are some neat ideas like pop-up shops in public buildings, alongside the familiar demands for frugality when it comes to biscuits in meetings and council away-days. But whilst pennies ultimately make pounds, these “fifty ways to save” on the whole feel like small beer in light of the scale of budget cuts on the horizon. Read the full article on the LGC website.