Derrick Johnstone explains how better evidence produces better local outcomes.
Welfare ministers have extended Universal Credit social housing pilot projects by an additional six months, after latest findings revealed a slight increase in rent collection rates.
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Ministers have published a charter setting out standards of service the public sector should aspire to meet.
Lord Freud writes to councils explaining the role local authorities will play in helping deliver coalition’s flagship welfare payment scheme.
Influential Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin unites with FDA trade union in demanding all-party enquiry into civil service reform.
YouGov has launched an independent report explaining how public sector information could be used to deliver better public services.
A group of MPs has questioned whether the Coalition’s flagship welfare to work scheme is helping the most disadvantaged jobseekers.
London Mayor demands greater devolution of local tax revenues and calls for 'transmogrified version' of capital's LEP.
Jonathan Werran looks at how an influential MP has called for reform of the civil service.
Iain Roxburgh looks back on a report he wrote in 1988 about local government legislation, and ponders if history is repeating itself.
Councils' ability to seek influence will be curtailed under the Local Audit and Accountability Bill. Jonathan Werran investigates.
Richard Stay asks why is funding provided to 'high risk' community groups.
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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.
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.