Brexit

Brexit

The referendum outcome split the population, thrust the country's economy in the air and led to an implosion of British politics. Keep up with all the latest MJ coverage here.


News

PAC concerned about devolution oversight

PAC concerned about devolution oversight

MPs have raised fresh concerns about the oversight and implementation of devolution deals as local government hurtles towards next year’s mayoral elections.

Bristol boss to step down

Bristol City Council's city director Nicola Yates is to step down later this month after three years in the top job.

London Councils chair resigns to join Khan's top team

London Councils chair and Hackney LBC mayor Jules Pipe has announced he will stand down from his positions after being appointed to London mayor Sadiq Khan’s top team.

Osborne abandons budget surplus plans

Chancellor George Osborne has abandoned plans to run a budget surplus by 2020 as Brexit threatens a ‘significant negative economic shock to our economy’.

Croydon LBC appoints new boss

Croydon LBC has named Jo Negrini as its first female chief executive.

Councils face negative credit rating after Brexit

Four councils have had their credit rating outlooks downgraded from stable to negative in the wake of the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU.

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Opinion

We’re making strides

PAC concerned about devolution oversight

Cllr David Hodge charts the progress made by the LGA in the past 12 months and how it will continue to lobby on behalf of councils

Talk to me

Digital innovation can be inspiring but councils must remember to engage with every member of the local community, says Margaret Lee

Not a dull moment

With devolution, reorganisation, health, housing and savings, no one can ever say the work of a district is boring. Lawrence Conway explains

Time for a concentrated response

Lessons missed by the main parties on the referendum must be heeded, says Cllr Marianne Overton

Taking back control, but at what price?

Will councils be heard in Brexit negotiations? What next for devolution? And how will local budgets fare? Jack Airey examines the many questions posed following the referendum result

Rely on local politicians until the crisis settles

With everything up in the air after the Brexit result, Heather Jameson examines what the result might mean for devolution, austerity and economic growth

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Best Practice

A wake-up call for social care

A wake-up call for social care

Thomas Bridge talks to Norman Lamb about the future of social care and the message he will be sending local government at his speech to the Local Government Association annual conference next week

Analysis

What does Brexit mean for local government?

What does Brexit mean for local government?

Michael Burton looks at the impact of both the divisive referendum and the vote to leave the EU on local government.

Private sector

Local authorities have a key role to play in STPs

Councils need to ensure they have a meaningful voice on STPs and differences between organisations must be put aside, says Judith Barnes

Look to automation for service transformation

Debra Maxwell argues Robotic Process Automation is key to boosting revenues and unlocking the efficiencies local authorities need to face the tough challenges ahead.

Procurement rules defended despite Gove attack on costs

Business experts have defended European Union (EU) procurement rules after Brexit campaigner Michael Gove claimed they cost the public purse billions.