‘Ten years or life’

‘Ten years or life’
By Ann McGauran | December 5, 2019

New research aims to understand the drivers of recent hikes in violent crime involving young people in Greater Manchester as perpetrators and victims – and has come up with insights and recommendations. Ann McGauran reports.

  • It’s party time

    By Paul Marinko | December 3, 2019

    With just a week to polling day, the race to form the next Government is nearly over. Here Paul Marinko tries to help the sector navigate the web of policy commitments for local government on offer after 12 December.

  • Retro-fitting councils around the 21st century

    By Martin Ford | December 4, 2019

    The MJ and BT recently conducted a survey of local authority directors to find out how they believe 5G will affect their organisations. The conclusions formed part of the discussion at a roundtable debate. Martin Ford reports.

  • ‘We are arguing about a system that’s just flawed’

    By Ann McGauran | November 27, 2019

    Sir Steve Houghton talks to Ann McGauran about the funding challenges faced by metropolitan districts and urban unitary authorities – and what the next Government needs to deliver to the ‘hardest-hit’ places.

  • ‘We need to myth-bust here’

    By Ann McGauran | November 19, 2019

    As the sector heads to Bournemouth for the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) conference this week, Ann McGauran talks to Rachel Dickinson about how the country’s young are faring 30 years after the seminal 1989 Children Act.


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