Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
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
London Mayor demands greater devolution of local tax revenues and calls for 'transmogrified version' of capital's LEP [...]
Exeter City Council and Dacorum BC have hired new chief executives this week, and Cumbria CC an acting chief executive [...]
Several county councils are still without leaders, following the local elections earlier this month [...]
15 May 2013
Public services are going through a period of great change, residents need to know what is going on in their local area, says Carolyn Downs [...]
The leader of Telford and Wrekin Council has rejected opposition calls to look at merging or sharing services with Shropshire Council [...]
Jane Martin, explains how good public administration can help to ensure the public's confidence in local government [...]
There are major opportunities for districts and PCCs to work together to deliver better overall outcomes for local communities, says Steve Atkinson [...]
Salford City council chiefs boast of the BBC's decision to relocate staff to the MediaCity complex has given the local economy a boost [...]
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.