Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
16 May 2013
Voters want faster results for 'big ticket items' like getting the economy back on track, paying off the deficit. Bob Neill explains how a fresh approach can deliver fairness for local taxpayers [...]
Time and time again, the real barriers to community budgets have turned out to be at the Whitehall level, says Heather Jameson [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Martin Reeves says it is difficult to deny the differences that have characterised both sectors in the past, but a powerful revolution is coming [...]
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 [...]
10 May 2013
Alexandra Jones considers what councils should ask of the spending review [...]
Mark Long on the benefits of Pitney Bowes hybrid mail solutions [...]
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.