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Council Data Analytics – What’s holding back investment?

Historically investment in data analytics technology within local authorities has been slow to take off, this article attempts to address the reasons why and highlights how some of the barriers cited in the past are no longer relevant. Covering issues around cost, resourcing and data security - is the tide turning, as we start to see more of the benefits of investment outweighing the perceived issues holding people back. Read More...

Central Bedfordshire Council streamline revenues collection with unique data intelligence solution

Find out why Central Bedfordshire Council invested in our unique data intelligence solution, incorporating rolling single person discounts reviews, rolling empty property reviews, commercial insights on NNDR, customer trace and customer financial insights. Read More...

How to design the best discretionary business rates relief scheme

Designing a fit-for-purpose discretionary business rates relief scheme is no easy task with reams of data to trawl through and identifying the many different characteristics that make your local businesses unique. This blog identifies how the process can be simplified to create a scheme with some real thought and intelligence behind it. Read More...

Destin Solutions form Joint Venture with Ascendant Solutions

Destin Solutions have recently formed a joint venture with Ascendant Solutions. This collaboration enables Destin to help Councils recover debt owed and drive up collection rates further by providing customers with access to the latest citizen data, which will be accessible on their VISION dashboard. Read More...

Five ways your revenue and benefits data can help you work smarter

Revenue and benefits data when analysed properly can help in a myriad number of ways for example identifying debtors most likely to pay, highlighting where exemption statuses no longer apply and using historical data to influence or predict future outcomes. This blog article contains some key insights on how you could be using your data to work smarter. Read More...

Five areas to look at for maximising business rates collections

With 100% rates retention due to be in place by 2020, Councils need to focus on getting better at maximising business rates collections. This blog talks about how Councils can use their existing business rates data alongside independent third party data in one central portal to provide deep insights that boost decision making and aids collection. Read More...
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