Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
20 May 2013
Open Public Services' update includes aspirational targets for service quality [...]
17 May 2013
Influential Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin unites with FDA trade union in demanding all-party enquiry into civil service reform [...]
16 May 2013
London Mayor demands greater devolution of local tax revenues and calls for 'transmogrified version' of capital's LEP [...]
Time and time again, the real barriers to community budgets have turned out to be at the Whitehall level, says Heather Jameson [...]
SOLACE has written to nine cabinet ministers lobbying for action to push through a community budget approach for public services [...]
Most cases of electoral fraud occur in local government polls, a national voting watchdog has reported [...]
15 May 2013
The NALC welcomed the Government's decision to extend the Sustainable Communities Act to include parish and town councils [...]
The Labour Party has claimed care users are paying more per year for home care than when the coalition government came to power [...]
It is too early to dismiss the coalition's domestic agenda as a failure, says Michael Burton [...]
As UKIP shakes up the local landscape, Paul Wheeler ponders their next move and the implications for the other political parties [...]
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.