Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
21 May 2013
Local government will need to develop a ‘new narrative’ with the public, Sir Merrick Cockell tells LG Communications 2013 [...]
17 May 2013
Government pays too little attention to place when it comes to economic growth, claims cities minister Greg Clark [...]
Forget local government reorganisation and financial reform and concentrate on growth, Lord Heseltine tells The MJ Growth Agenda [...]
16 May 2013
Time and time again, the real barriers to community budgets have turned out to be at the Whitehall level, says Heather Jameson [...]
15 May 2013
Plans for a new finance regime for London, calling for more autonomy for the mayor and the boroughs have been unveiled by Tony Travers [...]
13 May 2013
Heather Jameson reports on how the LGA plans to take local government through the financial crisis [...]
10 May 2013
Conservative councillors have held control of the Local Government Association (LGA) following last week’s local elections – but only by the slimmest of majorities [...]
Councils will start to fail their local communities if action is not taken to make their finances more stable, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned [...]
Chief executives association SOLACE has hit back at the Taxpayers’ Alliance annual ‘town hall rich list’ which claimed at least 2,525 staff were paid more than £100,000 in 2011-12 [...]
09 May 2013
It would be easy to be cynical about the LGA's submission to the spending review, says Heather Jameson [...]
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.
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.