Shadow chancellor Ed Balls is ploughing ahead with plans for a mansion tax despite criticism from senior Labour figures.
Auditors to probe Pembrokeshire chief's payoff
Welsh spending watchdogs are poised to scrutinise the severance deal of Pembrokeshire County Council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones.
Jan Ormondroyd parachuted in to Rotherham
Former Bristol City Council chief executive Jan Ormondroyd has been selected to lead beleaguered Rotherham MBC as interim chief executive, with a troubleshooting brief to manage ongoing reviews, it has been revealed.
Bedroom tax hits the North most, ALMOs' research indicates
Residents in the North of England continue to face the greatest impact of the so-called bedroom tax, a national survey conducted by three major council housing organisations has revealed.
New shared chief appointed
Malvern Hills DC and Wychavon DC have appointed Jack Hegarty as their shared chief executive/managing director.
Sparks: councils cannot take further budget cuts
Councils will tell the next government in 2015 that the sector cannot take any more cuts, the chair of the Local Government Association tells SOLACE Summit.
Devolution should be about place and make sense for communities and not be a tool to re-ignite a rather tired structures debate, writes South Norfolk DC chief executive Sandra Dineen.
Youngsters being let down by the system
Something is going wrong with care system, says Kate Mulley, director of public policy at Action for Children.
We can disagree on the future shape of local government or the composition of Parliament, but counties are united in shared localist ambitions, writes Ross Henley.
Keep the door open on the road to devolution
It is less than a month ago that the Scots voted on independence, the poll which kicked off the debate on devolution. How far has it come?
It takes courage to innovate
Most councils are actively pursuing a successful change agenda, but authorities would do well to also share learning from when things go wrong, writes Paul Lankester.
Spanish main opportunity
Barcelona's ambitious energy from waste management programme is a sustainable strategy British councils should learn from, writes Paul O'Brien.
Cheshire West & Chester Council was instrumental in helping to create a vibrant new hub for one of the UK’s most deprived areas. Its work won the accolade of Community Investor at this year’s MJ Awards
Sir Michael Lyons’ independent review of housing for the Labour Party was launched last week with the aim of meeting the party’s pledge to see the nation build 200,000 homes a year by 2020 within existing budgetary constraints. Jonathan Werran [..]