We round up the reaction from local government
06 December 2013
The chief executive of Southend-on-Sea BC, Rob Tinlin, is to cut his hours to work a four-day week [...]
05 December 2013
There is a beautiful irony in the report from the National Audit Office (NAO) on troubled families this week [...]
28 November 2013
At the Core Cities Summit in London last week, the nation's largest cities put forward their plans for prosperity - and a new deal on financial freedoms [...]
As the Autumn Statement looms large on the horizon, local government has shifted gear into full-on lobby mode [...]
27 November 2013
A new cross-departmental team is to be set up in the Cabinet Office under cities minister Greg Clark [...]
21 November 2013
LGA set to embark on a massive overhaul of its board structure in a bid to pacify the Core Cities group and keep them in its membership [...]
Funding will continue to go down for years to come, communities secretary Eric Pickles warned delegates at the County Council’s Network (CCN) conference in Chester this week [...]
This week's County Councils Network conference was strong on fighting spirit, writes Heather Jameson [...]
18 November 2013
Eric Pickles told county leaders it was their own fault if LEPs were unaccountable and a mystery to the public [...]
The Barnett formula, which provides extra local government funding for Scotland and Wales, is 'in its death throes', LGA chairman argues at CCN [...]
As local authorities increasingly look for commercial acumen, MJ round table with Penna considered the implications of business thinking in a political world.
Introducing the next MJ Future Forum on budget planning and preparing for the new Spending Review.
New vice-president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
Senior figures in local government have hit back at the latest attack on the role of council chief executives.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.