Analysis

Doomed to success?

Doomed to success?
By Jonathan Werran | April 26, 2017

The snap election has shunted full business rates retention into the sidings. But does the sector now face delay or abandonment of what had been slated as the biggest revolution in local government finance for generations? Jonathan Werran reports.

  • Something to build on

    By Heather Jameson | April 20, 2017

    Key figures talk to Heather Jameson about the impact the Industrial Strategy will have on national growth, with local government poised to take centre stage.

  • Tri-borough: the sharing model can still succeed

    By Liz Bruce | April 11, 2017

    Liz Bruce reflects on her time as a senior manager for the now collapsed tri-borough, but maintains sharing services is still the future for adult social care.

  • Brexit: The next chapter for local government

    By Mark Conrad | April 5, 2017

    The prime minister triggered Article 50 last week, firing the UK into one of the most crucial periods of its modern history. Mark Conrad investigates the risks and opportunities for local government as the country negotiates its exit from the EU

  • A bumpy ride for the sector

    By Heather Jameson | December 13, 2016

    From Bowie to Brexit and bed-blocking, 2016 has been a rollercoaster year. Heather Jameson skips back through the last 12 months

 
 

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