How Oxfordshire learnt the lessons
12 December 2013
For local government, waiting for a financial announcement from the government has become an exercise in expecting the worst [...]
Council chiefs demand a firm funding commitment to cover the cost of new legally-binding transparency code [...]
Central and local government are set on a collision course over council tax following the chancellor’s clear demand for a freeze [...]
The Government has pulled back from forcing through a new power that would allow it to easily strip councils of responsibility for recruiting adopters [...]
11 December 2013
Council chiefs have responded to today’s annual Ofsted report with a call for greater local authority powers to intervene in struggling academy schools [...]
Empowering Eric Pickles to direct councils to comply with the publicity code would be ‘illiberal,’ an influential MP has warned [...]
Extra funding will be given to children’s services departments, children’s minister Edward Timpson has pledged [...]
Calls for unitary authorities to be introduced in Hertfordshire have grown stronger with a number of council figures backing the idea [...]
The balance of power in London will be left broadly unchanged for now after the Government backed the strong mayoral model [...]
LEPs have come under fire as two leading organisations have questioned their ability to spearhead economic growth [...]
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.