Grant Thornton UK has joined forces with digital transformation specialists, Triple Value Impact Limited to develop an accelerator programme to tackle the digital deficit in local authorities.  

Following decades of under-investment, councils need a clear path for identifying and quickly realising the benefits of modern, digital service delivery – estimated to be in the region of £3bn (£3.8bn).

The new collaboration will support councils in pre-empting demand across services and delivering more efficient automation. The unique accelerator programme, combined with Grant Thornton’s innovative benchmarking tools, will allow councils to instantly identify the financial and operational benefits of digital transformation across almost every service line, and establish a clear roadmap for implementation. 

The collaboration, which combines Grant Thornton’s extensive local government knowledge and Triple Value Impact’s digital transformation expertise, will help to streamline digital services and reduce operational costs for councils, and enhance public sector outcomes overall. 

Commenting on the collaboration, Grant Thornton UK partner and head of public sector consulting, Phillip Woolley, said: “The pressure on councils to modernise and drive efficiencies remains relentless and traditional approaches are reaching the end of their value and often take too long to deliver. Our collaboration with Triple Value Impact Limited pioneers sustainable digital solutions to support councils to boost efficiency, reduce costs and, above all, enrich community outcomes.” 

Triple Value Impact co-founder, Tim Pitts, concluded: “By melding our digital transformation acumen with Grant Thornton’s extensive local government experience, our new collaboration aims to instigate a sector-wide digital revolution at speed.”