• Surge in data protection breaches reported

    31 July 2018

    Five times more data breaches have been reported since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with local government among the most frequent offenders.

  • Education secretary appears at ADCS conference for first time in a decade

    06 July 2018

    Provision for care leavers and children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) dominated a speech by education secretary Damian Hinds.

  • From care services to more caring places

    13 June 2018

    Alex Khaldi explains why insight and oversight matter in social care.

  • People power: why cities must embrace data democracy for the public good 

    13 June 2018

    Nathan Pierce argues it is time our data was put to use by European cities for the public good rather than private gain.

  • Council 'cliff edge' warning

    30 May 2018

    Councils could face a ‘cliff edge’ if assessments of relative needs are fixed for five years and then reset under a new finance model.

  • Pensions data improvement drive

    30 May 2018

    Local government pension schemes (LGPS) will be visited next week to be given advice on how to improve the data they collect.

  • GDPR and you

    29 May 2018

    Every council is a data-driven business. GDPR marks the starting line for better data management writes Jos Creese.

  • Click me baby one more time

    25 May 2018

    Everybody’s inboxes are currently packed with emails urging them to opt in, sign up or re-register, spurred by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • Evolution vs revolution

    22 May 2018

    There is a data revolution coming, and Shropshire Council has embraced this to help improve local knowledge and services. Andy Begley looks at the progress made.

  • Dawes: Another Section 114 possible

    10 May 2018

    Marsham Street's top official has told MPs she cannot give them a ‘categorical assurance’ there will not be another Northamptonshire-style collapse.

  • Data changes pose imminent challenge to every council

    24 January 2018

    The new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May this year – presenting yet another challenge to the way authorities manage and share people’s information.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Finance settlement 'shambles' after provisional data wrong

    18 January 2018

    The local government finance settlement has descended into a shambles after it emerged allocations in the provisional document were wrong, The MJ can exclusively reveal.

  • Accuracy of DTOC figures questioned

    29 November 2017

    Senior adult social care leaders have raised concerns with government over the accuracy of the data underpinning NHS England’s delayed transfer of care figures (DTOC), The MJ understands.

  • Gwynne urges rates relief data review

    21 November 2017

    Marsham Street’s plan to name and shame councils failing to deliver business rates relief has turned sour amid claims Whitehall’s list is riddled with mistakes.

  • Blending public health strategy with data

    06 November 2017

    Gerrard Abi-Aad explains how Kent CC's data strategies have helped to revolutionise the way the council delivers public health services across the county.

  • Challenge Government data, NAO tells chief execs

    02 November 2017

    Local authorities should challenge data and analysis put forward by the Government, the comptroller and auditor general of the National Audit Office has said.

  • The state of information sharing in public services

    25 October 2017

    As the Centre for Excellence in Information Sharing prepares to produce a major report, Nathaniel Aust calls for views on the current state of information sharing.

  • Business rates appeals process in 'disarray'

    28 September 2017

    The Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) new business rates appeals process is in ‘disarray,’ council finance chiefs have claimed after further delays were confirmed.

  • Council ‘must improve data protection training’

    16 August 2017

    Cheshire West & Chester Council has been told to improve its data protection training by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after failings were found.

  • The power of data

    09 August 2017

    Stewart Eldridge discusses with key figures the way local authorities have been making the most of quality, comprehensive data to deal with the challenge of delivering efficient, quality services.