• MHCLG refuses to publish Brexit analysis

    09 April 2018

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has refused to publish its analysis of the impact of Brexit.

  • A tale of two referendums

    04 April 2018

    Local government is desperate to be the source of fresh ideas for government in a post-Brexit world. Sam Clayden reports

  • Government must consult local authorities on Brexit issues, warns Betts

    29 March 2018

    Local authorities need greater engagement with the Government in the Brexit process, and more clarity on key post-Brexit issues including funding and skills shortages, according to the chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee.

  • Build industrial strategies to beat Brexit, says Localis

    26 March 2018

    The government needs to put more effort into agreeing local industrial strategies across the country, the latest report from think tank Localis has claimed.

  • Local government to be formally consulted after Brexit

    20 March 2018

    Ministers this week assured local government the sector will be consulted on important issues after Brexit.

  • Devolution is the answer to Brexit, mayors say

    19 March 2018

    Devolving more powers to local government is the only way to manage the fallout of Brexit on the UK, the mayors of Greater Manchester and Tees Valley have said.

  • Residents feel they can influence councils more than Westminster

    06 March 2018

    UK residents feel they have more influence over local government than Westminster as Brexit nears, according to a new study.

  • Council chiefs 'pessimistic' about Brexit

    06 March 2018

    More than six out of 10 council chief executives and leaders believe Brexit will be damaging to their local economy, a new survey has found.

  • Borderline ridiculous

    05 March 2018

    Diary hears reports that Westminster and Camden LBCs have denied a secret agreement to blockade border roads to make them impassable to Boris Johnson.

  • 4 wheel drive woman

    20 February 2018

    Tarquin, stop swinging your schoolbag round in the car, darling, you could take mummy’s eye out with that toggle.

  • Honesty is still the best policy

    20 February 2018

    Heather Jameson says those involved in the provisional local government finance settlement cover-up seemed to be more interested in remaining ‘blame free’ than resolving the matter.

  • Core Cities bypass ministers to meet Brexit negotiator Barnier

    20 February 2018

    Leaders of the UK’s cities met with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier yesterday in a crucial bid to have their voices heard on Brexit.

  • What next for procurement under Brexit?

    14 February 2018

    Is now the time to set out some markers for how a future procurement regime might look post-Brexit? This was the subject debated by council chief executives and directors at a recent round table event hosted by The MJ in partnership with Marston Holdings. Sam Clayden reports.

  • Not in it together

    12 February 2018

    As the now reclusive Old Etonian ex-prime minister and inadvertent Brexit trigger, David Cameron, once said ‘we’re all in it together’.

  • Devolution framework 'almost done'

    09 February 2018

    The Government's new devolution framework is 'almost done,' communities secretary Sajid Javid has insisted.

  • Expert in warning over funding review complexities

    07 February 2018

    The complexity of the local government fair funding review could make it difficult to develop a ‘fair and workable system’ in time for April 2020, a sector expert has warned.

  • Lord Porter gives the gift of time

    05 February 2018

    Too often we lament our hectic lives – usually while simultaneously getting the kids ready for school, washing up, putting the bins out, filing our tax return, eating breakfast with one hand and de-icing the windscreen with the other.

  • Chief in Brexit casualty warning

    02 February 2018

    The Government wants to ‘water down’ current arrangements for consulting councils after Brexit, a chief executive has claimed.

  • We must not be passive spectators of Brexit negotiations

    31 January 2018

    The 'B' word will never be far from our lips in 2018. John O'Brien calls on the sector to take these opportunities to shape and influence the future.

  • Place-based policymaking post-Brexit

    24 January 2018

    Professor Gerry Stoker argues that Britain’s challenge post-Brexit requires a new style of national policymaking that breaks with the traditional one-size-fits-all mindset.