Future Forum North: Co-designed commissioning answer to outsourcing crisis
Co-designed commissioning is the answer to an era of heightened demand, budget reductions and supplier failures, council chiefs have been told.
Future Forum North: May's Brexit deal will leave UK worse off economically
It is undeniable that the UK will be worse off economically under prime minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies think-tank has said.
Future Forum North: Sector ‘divided and ruled,’ claims Leeds chief
Leeds City Council's chief executive has issued a rallying cry for local government to come together to celebrate its achievements.
Future Forum North: 'Government still doesn't think sector is efficient'
Whitehall remains unconvinced that local government is as efficient as it can be, Smith Square’s deputy chief executive, Sarah Pickup, has said.
Future Forum North: End 'feudal' NHS structure to create place-based service
Work remains to reform the ‘feudal structure’ of the NHS before the full potential of health and care integration can be realised, The MJ's Future Forum North event has heard.
Future Forum North: 'We're wasting data'
A rallying cry has been made for councils to make use of the reams of available untapped data.
Future Forum North: 'Get a grip on mysterious DCS role'
Local authority bosses should get a grip on the ‘mysterious’ director of children’s services [DCS] role, Wakefield City Council’s chief executive has urged.
Future Forum North: Whiteman rages at removing finance directors from top team
Council chief executives that demote the finance director role from the top team were being ‘too clever by half,’ Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy boss Rob Whiteman has said.
Future Forum North: SOLACE president urges sector to be less humble
The sector has been urged to make the case for better funding itself instead of relying on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Future Forum North: Authenticity key in chief role
A top local government recruiter has encouraged council chief executives to be authentic.
Future Forum North: AI 'will not reduce workforce size'
Artificial intelligence (AI) will not reduce the size of the local government workforce, a top private sector figure has predicted.
Future Forum North: Manchester bombing was 'toughest time in career' of council chief
Transformational leadership was the key to Manchester’s response to the arena bombing, says the city council’s chief executive, Joanne Roney.
Future Forum North: Government has lost 'enthusiasm' for devolution
Those pursuing further devolution are facing an uphill struggle, the chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has suggested.
Standards split between officers and councillors
Councillors and officers are divided over the future of the standards regime, with politicians backing the existing approach dismissed as a ‘toothless tiger’ by officials.
Balance control with trust for good children's services
A good children’s service requires chief executives to strike a balance between trusting their staff and monitoring them, the SOLACE spokesperson for children and families advised today.
LGA chief says BCF has 'come to end of its life'
The Better Care Fund (BCF) in its current form has ‘come to the end of it’s life’, the chief executive of the Local Government Association has claimed.
Burnham: Westminster is the problem, devolution is the solution
There will never be a better moment to refocus the way our nation works, the mayor of Greater Manchester has warned amid the most 'volatile' period of change in living memory.
Future Forum North 2018
All the news from our Future Forum North event, which looked at the impact of the financial resilience, leadership, children's services, and much more.
Burnham to speak at The MJ’s Future Forum
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham will be keynote speaker at The MJ’s 24-hour Future Forum North event on November 30 and December 1 at the Manchester Midland Hotel.
Future Forum 2017: Shock poll: 50% of chiefs plan to leave local government by 2020
Local government has a looming leadership talent crisis, its brand isn’t sexy and the workforce is ageing. At the recent MJ Future Forum, Julie Towers, Toni Hall and Anthony Lewis of Penna revealed the sector’s positive view of the future.