Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
Voters want faster results for 'big ticket items' like getting the economy back on track, paying off the deficit. Bob Neill explains how a fresh approach can deliver fairness for local taxpayers.
Nick Cunningham explains why Rochdale MBC and its leader are being sued for libel by two private care home operators.
The relationship between county and district councils can be complex, but when the relationships work the benefits are significant, Phil Swann explains.
The MJ has teamed up with researchers Local Futures to produce a guide to the best local authority areas for investment and business.
Local authority leaders have defend the £6m spent by councils on last summer’s nationwide Olympic torch relay.
Care bosses have welcomed the start of Dementia Awareness Week, which begins today.
Crisis chief hits out at figures showing UK's twelve biggest cities spent £1.88bn on temporary accommodation since 2009.
Cardiff City Council has named the remaining five directors, who have been appointed to its new-look senior team.
Retention will be a growing challenge for charities, with the number of qualified finance professionals looking for new roles increasing.
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Time and time again, the real barriers to community budgets have turned out to be at the Whitehall level, says Heather Jameson
Public services are going through a period of great change, residents need to know what is going on in their local area, says Carolyn Downs.
It is too early to dismiss the coalition's domestic agenda as a failure, says Michael Burton.
As UKIP shakes up the local landscape, Paul Wheeler ponders their next move and the implications for the other political parties.
Thomas Bridge reports on the highlights of the recent debate by The MJ and Asidua, on providing user-friendly customer contact services.
Council chiefs have branded Ofsted's new regime for inspecting local authorities' efforts to boost school performance as 'inadequate' and 'inappropriate'.
Introducing the next MJ Future Forum on budget planning and preparing for the new Spending Review.
South Ayrshire Council has appointed Eileen Howat to be the next chief executive.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.