Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
17 April 2013
The public and private sectors must work together to solve the housing crisis by building more homes, according to John O'Brien [...]
06 March 2013
For London's boroughs, ensuring community safety remains high on the overall agenda, says John O'Brien [...]
23 January 2013
John O'Brien says the challenge where more people reach adulthood with disabilities and significant care needs will remain pressing in the extreme [...]
12 December 2012
Does the DfE and Ofsted want schools freed from council influence? Asks John O'Brien [...]
31 October 2012
The ambition of stronger intergration of public services was one which united much of the sector, says John O'Brien [...]
19 September 2012
John O'Brien says councils face a worrying time to secure school places for children [...]
02 August 2012
John-O'Brien looks at what will be needed to secure a system leadership in the local health and social care environment of the future [...]
20 June 2012
John O' Brien examines local authority options of paying for adult social care, ahead of this summer's White Paper [...]
10 May 2012
John O'Brien looks at how important the contribution of local government will be for the Olympic games in london [...]
28 March 2012
It is the mayoral candidates who will
be judged on their ability to deliver says John O'Brien [...]
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.