Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
Senior local government figures have urged ministers to rethink proposed legislation announced in the Queen's Speech last week.
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Communities secretary writes to the Newspaper Society pledging commitment to scrapping council free-sheets.
London Mayor demands greater devolution of local tax revenues and calls for 'transmogrified version' of capital's LEP.
London Councils has urged boroughs to band together to broker more opportunities from the money spent on skills provision.
Fire authorities have seen reserves double to £400m in four years and could save further £200m a year, top fireman reports.
Ministers urged to consider setting up a wave of 'county deals' to enable local authorities to maximise on economic growth.
The Welsh Local Government Association warns that councils could have to cut spending by more than a half as financial cuts continue.
Aidan Rave asks whether local government has a
sufficient skillset to guide its communities
through the bad times.
Kru Desai and Caroline Haynes from KPMG explain the practicalities of forming local government staff-led mutuals.
Nick Cunningham explains why Rochdale MBC and its leader are being sued for libel by two private care home operators.
Blair Mcpherson looks at the performance management culture in public services.
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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.