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  • 40 under 40

    July 5, 2018

    Local government’s image may be pale, male and stale, but we know better. Here, The MJ is highlighting 40 talented people in and around local government who are just some of the rising stars from in around the sector.

  • Making the break from centralism

    By Heather Jameson | June 29, 2018

    As the NHS hits its 70th birthday, Jon Rouse talks to Heather Jameson about the progress of the Manchester health devolution and whether Bevan’s vision for the NHS is being realised

  • Tracking the true cost of kids’ care

    By Heather Jameson | June 21, 2018

    Huge discrepancies between the cost of children’s services in different authorities have hampered lobbying efforts. Heather Jameson looks at the latest report which debunks the myth that it’s all down to inefficiency.

  • NHS crisis for its 70th

    By Sam Clayden | May 31, 2018

    Two major reports this month said it would not be possible to maintain current levels of health and care service provision without passing the burden on to residents through increased taxes. Sam Clayden reports.

  • Decisions, decisions

    By Mark Conrad | May 30, 2018

    Mark Conrad reports from a recent round table tackling the issue of effective decision-making in local government.

  • Preventing another tragedy

    By Hiba Mahamadi | May 30, 2018

    The report on the Grenfell Tower fire proposes establishing a joint competent authority, comprising local authority building standards, fire and rescue authorities and the Health and Safety Executive, to manage safety risks in high-rise tower blocks [..]

  • MPs are increasingly interested in local government issues

    By Dan Peters and Sam Clayden | May 30, 2018

    The influential Public Accounts Committee has been busy investigating the major issues facing local government. Sam Clayden examines its latest report on the adult social care workforce and Dan Peters hears evidence presented to the committee on the [..]

  • Meeting the cyber security threat: are you ready?

    May 30, 2018

    With local authorities increasingly concerned about cyber security, The MJ and BT undertook a survey to gauge the level of preparation. Michael Burton reports on the key findings.

  • How to plug the EU workforce gap

    By Michael Burton | May 24, 2018

    A new report from CIPFA’s Brexit commission urges a planned strategy for maintaining EU workforce skills, including at regional level through the combined authorities. Michael Burton reports.

  • The sector’s latest health check

    By Sam Clayden | May 10, 2018

    Sam Clayden looks at the interim findings of Lord Darzi's health and care review.

  • What next for health and care?

    By Michael Burton | May 3, 2018

    In the second round table discussion hosted by The MJ and the National Audit Office, participants discussed the challenging relationship between the health and social care sectors. Michael Burton reports

  • Operation sanctuary: lessons to be learned

    By Sam Clayden | May 3, 2018

    A serious case review into sexual exploitation in Newcastle has revealed a raft of learning for public bodies, national government and society. Sam Clayden speaks to the reports’ author and the agencies involved.