Birmingham City Council has denied that outgoing chief executive Mark Rogers is in line for a £500,000 payoff .
Council U-turn expected over unitary referendum plans
Lincolnshire CC has backtracked on the idea of a unitary referendum after objections from the districts.
South London councils push for park law change
South London councils are pushing for a change to the law which forces them to pay for the upkeep of the Lea Valley Regional Park.
EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall-backed leadership drive latest austerity casualty
A ‘powerful’ new leadership offer for local government backed by No 10 is the latest casualty of shifting Whitehall priorities, The MJ can reveal.
Government to look again at rates revaluation
Sajid Javid has promised to work with the chancellor to support the small businesses that will be hit hardest by the rates revaluation.
Javid ignores calls for more council funding
Whitehall has ignored local government’s calls for new council funding in 2017/18, leaving senior sector figures ‘hugely disappointed’.
Angered by the male-dominated agenda of a Northern Powerhouse conference, Jo Miller started a rival People's Powerhouse event in the drive for equality and fairness.
Making the most of communications
Mark Fletcher-Brown asks whether senior management teams are getting the returns they need out of their communications staff.
Step in or step back from Brum
If the Government wants to run Birmingham, it has the power to intervene – otherwise it should leave it to local democracy, writes Heather Jameson.
Developing an integrated smart cities model for public services
John David introduces his alternative strategy for smart cities.
How can you help your local workforce succeed?
Associate director for work and families at the IPPR think-tank, Clare McNeil, answers the key question.
Taking stock of fostering
Amid news of a national fostering stocktake, Dave Hill explains there are a host of challenges to placement that need to be examined.
Last week the eight councils of the Glasgow City Region launched their joint economic action plan. Cllr Frank McAveety explains how the region is kick-starting a long-term collaboration on jobs, skills and inclusive growth.
Last week, two senior figures threw down the gauntlet by asking the fundamental question: what is the future for local government? Sam Clayden unpicks the responses from key sector leaders