Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
15 May 2013
It is too early to dismiss the coalition's domestic agenda as a failure, says Michael Burton [...]
14 May 2013
Michael Burton reports on the key points of a debate organised by 4Children on the Spending Review challenges for children's services [...]
09 May 2013
Michael Burton says Cameron's middle of the road conservatism has opened him up to an attack from the right [...]
The economic growth agenda unites the priorities of both central and local government. In the week before a major MJ conference for local authorities on attracting jobs and business Michael Burton [...]
01 May 2013
Democratic process impedes sensible decision-making, says Michael Burton [...]
30 April 2013
Michael Burton reports on the debate held at the recent PPMA HR managers'conference, on how managers can motivate their staff [...]
26 April 2013
The MJ Future Forum discussed the shape of the next Spending Review and the impact on
local government finances. Michael Burton reports on the key conclusions [...]
MORE investment in housing will generate jobs and kickstart the economy, a workshop heard at The MJ Future Forum [...]
As councils, in preparing for another difficult Spending Review, grapple with how to cut services against rising demand, increasing emphasis is being placed on 'demand management [...]
25 April 2013
Governments, ministers, civil servants, advisers, frequently do not know what they are doing, according to Michael Burton [...]
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.