Havering LBC leader Michael White on how to help business to flourish
04 December 2013
As Lord Heseltine advocates scrapping
chief executives, Mark Rogers claims good
governance only comes by splitting the roles
of vision and [...]
Tomorrow’s Autumn Statement will confirm whether the £600m free school meals plan is, in fact, a further top-slice on council funding [...]
Centre for Cities chief Alexandra Jones reads the runes for local growth ahead of the Autumn Statement [...]
DCEN chair explains districts are trapped between excitement of innovation and fear of being ignored in rewired public services debate [...]
Councils and local newspapers need to have a grown-up and mutually beneficial relationship [...]
Councils must find new ways to engage public over annual budget settlements, argues Coventry City chief executive [...]
A major rescue and recovery programme is needed for social housing – and local government
needs to lead the charge, as John Healey [...]
02 December 2013
This month marks the publication of the West Midlands Contractor Framework’s (WMCF) third year report [...]
Recent CPS report on town hall pensions overhaul was too simplistic writes Steve Simkins - who proposes regrouping by sector [...]
29 November 2013
Two reports this week highlight a clear disparity in the amount of cuts that the most deprived areas of the country have had to face [...]
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.