Havering LBC leader Michael White on how to help business to flourish
04 December 2013
Councils have claimed plans to create a national eligibility threshold for adult social care could leave them open to legal challenges [...]
Third sector organisations can help bridge the gap between councils and the NHS, a national charity has said [...]
A group of MPs has warned the ability of social workers to keep children safe from harm has diminished in the five years since the Baby P case [...]
A leading think tank has praised Birmingham City Council for ‘channelling the spirit’ of former mayor Joseph Chamberlain [...]
Councils have demanded fresh powers to deal with ‘aggressive beggars’ [...]
Local authorities will be given a new legal duty to allow children to stay with foster families until they turn 21 [...]
Alex Stevenson investigates DCLG’s troubled families unit progress update, now the £448m payment by results programme has reached half-way point [...]
03 December 2013
Spending watchdogs report poor design of payment-by-results will hamper intervention schemes for chaotic households [...]
02 December 2013
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has unveiled its new approach to inspecting mental health services [...]
29 November 2013
The Alzheimer’s Society has warned wide variations in care standards for people with dementia are ‘unacceptable’ [...]
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.
New vice-president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
More than a quarter of England's councils - 116 local authorities - are at high-risk of financial trouble, a shocking study today reveals.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.