How Oxfordshire learnt the lessons
19 November 2013
London Councils chief executive reflects on a year of adapting to new public health responsibilities [...]
09 October 2013
London Councils chief executive argues focus on cash, consent and capacity could solve capital's housing crisis [...]
11 July 2013
London Councils chief executive on why local government should be confident about advancing ideas [...]
30 May 2013
John O'Brien on the final report released by the London Finance Commission [...]
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 [...]
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.
Law firm Bircham Dyson Bell has appointed two lawyers to join its government and infrastructure team.
Central and local government are set on a collision course over council tax following the chancellor's clear demand for a council tax freeze in last week's Autumn Statement.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.