We round up the reaction from local government
In this week's MJ council chiefs hit back after Lord Heseltine called for the post of chief executive and council leader to be merged into a super-role.
We also report on recommendations to other local authorities by Oxfordshire CC following a street grooming scandal.
And there is council reaction to a National Audit Office report on troubled families.
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)
Senior figures in local government have hit back at the latest attack on the role of council chief executives.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.