We round up the reaction from local government
Scotland’s 32 local authorities are all up for election, while in Wales, 21 of the 22 authorities go to the polls. Angelsey Council will hold its elections in May 2013.
In addition, ten cities will hold referendums to decide whether to introduce directly elected mayors. They are:
Doncaster Council, which already has a directly elected mayor, will hold a referendum to ask if the electorate wants to keep the mayoral system.
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.