Public services need an uplift in the economy
In an alternative universe where we had an extra £400bn a year of UK GDP we may never have had issues about adult care because there would have been the money to fund it, says Michael Burton.
EXCLUSIVE: LGA to provide vision to solve social care crisis
Local government will put forward its vision of a reformed social care funding system to the next Prime Minister following criticism of parties’ election policies.
Future Forum North: IFS boss praises 'sensible' Labour tax proposals
The director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies has urged whoever is elected next week to look at ‘sensible’ dividend and capital gains tax proposals.
Future Forum North: Call for councils to ‘bust down housebuilding cartel’
Local government has been urged to take on private housebuilders to unleash financial and social benefits.
Future Forum North: Call for towns and cities to make peace
The driving force behind the Greater Manchester devolution deal has urged towns and cities to make peace.
Future Forum North: Relationships crucial to successful regeneration
The relationship between councils, developers and funders is crucial to ensuring the success of major regeneration projects.
Future Forum North: Leading change needs emotional literacy
Leaders need to be equipped with emotional literacy in order to lead change, The MJ’s Future Forum North event has heard.
Future Forum North: 'Robots will not replace humans'
Robots will not replace humans in the workplace and offices will continue to exist, The MJ’s Future Forum North event has heard.
Future Forum North: Workplace cultures fail to keep pace with technology
The digital revolution in the modern workplace must now be matched by a culture shift, it has been argued.
Uncertainty 'unacceptable' for council budget planners
Financial uncertainty in local government has reached an ‘unacceptable’ level, it has been claimed.
Don’t let children’s services become ‘black box’ of council
Chief executive Merran McRae has warned her colleagues not to let 'insular' children’s services become the 'black box' of their council.
Kara: Financial sustainability about more than just money
The key ingredients of financial sustainability have been outlined by a senior sector figure speaking at The MJ’s Future Forum.
Housing chief: Supply is bigger crisis than Brexit
The ongoing housing crisis represents a greater threat than Brexit, it has been suggested.
'Resilience among top skills needed by council chief executives'
Personal resilience and storytelling skills are among the most important for new chief executives, according to a new survey.
Austerity 'could end at the Spending Review'
There is a ‘genuine chance’ austerity will end at the Spending Review, according to upbeat director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Johnson.
How new Northamptonshire chief tackled 'perfect storm'
The chief executive of Northamptonshire CC has spoken of how she helped the council on its journey to recovery.
Social care precept 'avoided catastrophe'
The introduction of the social care precept ‘avoided catastrophe’ but the sector still faces a funding gap of at least £15bn, a senior figure told The MJ’s Future Forum today.
LGA chief suggests one year Spending Review possible
The months ahead represent a crunch time for local government – but not just because of Brexit, according to Local Government Association chief executive Mark Lloyd.
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.