Oxon's chief Joanna Simons on being in a media frenzy.
23 May 2013
So now it’s official. For years I have been able to pretend to myself that I was the important Cllr Kemp! I was content that I was allowed to give that impression as I sat on this body and that [...]
22 May 2013
M*A*S*H famously lasted longer than [...]
On Monday 20th May, Laura Wilkes, LGiU Policy Manager gave oral evidence to the DCLG Select Committee Inquiry on Community Budgets, alongside Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman and Paul Raynes, [...]
21 May 2013
The CfPS 10th anniversary annual conference: ‘Decide, Design, Deliver: accountable policies, services and outcomes is being held on 11-12 June 2013 at Local Government House, Westminster [...]
20 May 2013
The relationship between meetings [...]
19 May 2013
Peter Drucker famously said,”Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things”. Succinct and memorable though this is, it may not tell you, as a [...]
18 May 2013
This blog may seem more incoherent than most! I am writing it in Dubai Airport in the middle of the night after 2 beers but I wanted to record the impressions of the day that I have had.
17 May 2013
I wrote an article entitled “50 [...]
14 May 2013
The local elections have come and gone but win, lose or draw does it really matter to local government officers? After all, it is central government that makes the polices and [...]
12 May 2013
A FRIEND OF MINE once worked out that by the time he had paid his two mortgages (one for him, one for his ex-wife), maintenance, food, travel and bills, he had £35 left from his university [...]
Thomas Bridge reports on the highlights of the recent debate by The MJ and Asidua, on providing user-friendly customer contact services.
Further sweeping changes to England and Wales’ 89 town hall pension schemes including mergers are on the cards from next year, it was confirmed this week.
Introducing the next MJ Future Forum on budget planning and preparing for the new Spending Review.
Isabelle Trowler is the newly appointed chief social worker for children and families while Lyn Romeo is the first chief social worker for adults.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.