Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
21 May 2013
The relationship between county and district councils can be complex, Phil Swann explains [...]
In an effort to boost confidence in Wigan, the council got behind Wigan Athletics' bid for FA glory. The results have seen a tide of goodwill and global recognition. Donna Hall explains [...]
Shadow health minister Philip
Hunt assesses local government's
pivotal role in integrating health and
social care [...]
Chris Waterman looks at the record of the coalition government on its third anniversary [...]
16 May 2013
Kru Desai and Caroline Haynes from KPMG explain the practicalities of forming local government staff-led mutuals [...]
15 May 2013
Councils' ability to seek influence will be curtailed under the Local Audit and Accountability Bill. Jonathan Werran investigates [...]
Jonathan Werran says heavy-handed attempts to force people to 'do the right thing'have lessened people's appetite to engage [...]
14 May 2013
Nick Cunningham explains why Rochdale MBC and its leader are being sued for libel by two private care home operators [...]
Aidan Rave asks whether local government has a
sufficient skillset to guide its communities
through the bad times [...]
Michael Burton reports on the key points of a debate organised by 4Children on the Spending Review challenges for children's services [...]
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.