Communities secretary Greg Clark came under fire yesterday as the finance settlement was debated in the House of Commons.
Ealing LBC to confirm new chief executive
The former Bolton MBC boss is expected to be named the new chief executive of Ealing LBC, The MJ understands.
Tory councillors urge Cameron to push for Brexit
More than 100 Conservative councillors have warned prime minister David Cameron he has no choice but to campaign to leave the European Union (EU).
Councils should get first refusal on right to buy resales
A senior MP has suggested councils and housing associations should be given first refusal on right to buy properties resold within a decade.
LGA hits back at 'unfair' council tax claim
Local authorities are justified in using council tax to expedite the delivery of new homes on to the market, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.
Great Western Cities 'big opportunity' for British economy
The Severn region has the potential to become Britain’s next major economic ‘powerhouse,’ according to a new report launched today.
The combined authorities initiative, hailed as ‘English devolution’ to empower local government, is not what it seems, warn professor Steve Leach and former LGiU chief Dennis Reed
There's digital gold in those hills
Andrew Burns considers how analysis of digital data represents a goldmine for local government as the finance settlement fundamentally shifts the agenda
Recent government initiatives are resulting in councils needing to take a fresh, calm look at how they provide services for the public – which could be a good thing in the long run. James Hawkins and Helen Randall explain
Learning from Berlin
As the Housing Bill works its way through the Lords, Paul Wheeler explains why local government could do well to learn from Berlin's approach to construction and rents
Not the finished article
Paul McFarlane explains why the new draft Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations are unnecessarily complicated and likely to be unhelpful
What's in a name?
Ian Miller sets a challenge for local government over a divisive term that puts at risk historic collaboration between councils
Staff in the disability quality team at Gloucestershire CC have launched an innovative survey tool which has been so successful it won last year’s Excellence in Community Engagement category in The MJ Awards
Cornwall Council’s new chief executive Kate Kennally talks to Thomas Bridge about her plans, how to raise the number of women in top local government jobs and what termination of the BT-Cornwall deal means for the council’s approach to outsourcing