Case studies from councils

Sector led improvement has real momentum. Councils are adopting the approach and taking up our offer of challenge and support to inform and drive improvement, and share practice and learning.


At the heart of our sector led improvement offer is the opportunity for a corporate peer challenge, a process that more than two thirds of councils have commissioned. Feedback from two independent evaluations (2014 and 2017) indicate that councils find it a valuable process. 

They provide examples of impact and demonstrate that peer challenge is a proven tool for improvement. Councils are using the corporate peer challenge in a variety of ways, tailoring it to their needs. This flexibility continues to be an attractive feature of the peer challenge process for councils.

The following case studies from some of the early corporate peer challenges provide examples of how councils used the process in different ways and the benefits they derived from this external perspective.

More case studies will be added soon.