Oxon's chief Joanna Simons on being in a media frenzy.
23 May 2013
In a world where we are besieged by more data than ever, we need to get more comfortable with numbers, says Ben Page [...]
Is it fair to single out an individual when things go wrong? Asks Heather Jameson [...]
22 May 2013
Abdul Kara on how the government is looking to reduce the influence and existence of chief executives at local councils [...]
Nigel Bates looks at the scale of the new challenges
facing the new Clinical Commissioning Groups [...]
Paul Medd on how Fenland DC is delivering best practice solutions for migrant residents [...]
Daniel Goodwin on the impact George Osborne's speech on 26 June will have on the funding for services provided in residents'local areas [...]
Every council is acutely aware of the decline of high streets and the business rate pressures on cash-strapped local employers, says Michael Burton [...]
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 [...]
Following the public anger amidst the Bullfinch abuse trial, and subsequent calls for her resignation, Joanna Simons shares what she has learned [...]
16 May 2013
Time and time again, the real barriers to community budgets have turned out to be at the Whitehall level, says Heather Jameson [...]
Thomas Bridge reports on the highlights of the recent debate by The MJ and Asidua, on providing user-friendly customer contact services.
Further sweeping changes to England and Wales’ 89 town hall pension schemes including mergers are on the cards from next year, it was confirmed this week.
Introducing the next MJ Future Forum on budget planning and preparing for the new Spending Review.
Isabelle Trowler is the newly appointed chief social worker for children and families while Lyn Romeo is the first chief social worker for adults.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.