Councils control just 5% of spend say Place pilots. You don’t need to know much more than that: how can you join up funding streams if they are ll mandated or ring fenced in one way or another? Separately, Nick Raynsford appears to put the easyCouncil model in opposition to the Total Place model. That doesn’t sound right. Neither does his assertion that there are certain services that can’t work on a pay-more-for-enhanced-service model.