n this pamphlet we prole ten innovative local projects ledby rontline sta and service teams in local government.Each has improved services in their area and providedreal benets or local communities, rom reducing oendingbehaviour to increasing social cohesion. It is possible toachieve much more o this type o radical improvement in localgovernment – but only i we provide a new way to encourageand support local innovation by creating unds drawn romlocal discretionary spending.Local authority expenditure amounts to one quarter o allpublic expenditure. The next ew years are going to be verytough or local government, given that the UK Governmentis seeking to identiy savings and eciencies to reduce thealmost £155 billion annual UK budget decit and because localauthorities are dependent on central government grants orthree-quarters o their unding.The UK coalition Government announced £6.2 billion inimmediate public spending cuts in May 2010 (around 20 percent o which directly aect local government), and up to 25per cent reductions in ‘unprotected’ departmental spending(amounting to £61 billion by 2014-15) in the emergency Budgetin June 2010. I the user and communities who rely on publicservices are not to be harmed, we will need to encourage andpromote much more innovation in service delivery to ensuremuch cheaper but also much more eective services. Thispamphlet outlines a way that local authorities can lead theway in developing innovation in public services led by rontlineworkers and local service teams.