Andrew Muter is chief executive of Newark & Sherwood DC
Training up the leaders of tomorrow
Andrew Muter talks about the unique approach Newark and Sherwood DC and its surrounding authorities are taking to develop talent.
Lessons of leadership
Andrew Muter says there has been much food for thought for those who reflect on lessons of leadership.
Councils need to think differently when designing cyber defences
Criminal hackers don’t stick to the rules when they are designing attacks and nor should councils when designing their defences, writes Andrew Muter.
Let's spend less time talking and more time building
Andrew Muter is optimistic that the housing white paper can spark a new era of local authority building, but now is the time to get on with it.
Andrew Muter combines the district and county spending power figures and uncovers a worrying trend.
A new mission for sustainable growth
Andrew Muter offers his view on the Government's recent industrial strategy green paper.
Redesigning business rate appeals
The business rate appeals system is broken and focus must be given to eliminating waste, argues Andrew Muter
Great British Boundary Off
Constituency boundaries must alter to reflect changing communities but reforms need a careful touch of Mary Berry magic in the mix, says Andrew Muter
A job for the local
Local government has done impressive work in the eight years since the financial crash. Andrew Muter says Brexit requires a similarly local response
Shard work pays off
Andrew Muter explains how a recent council 'clean out' revealed the extent to which local government has transformed over the past 40 years.
Lost in the supermarket
Andrew Muter explains how a chance conversation helped him reassess public perceptions about local government.
A devolution stumbling block?
Uncertainty and lack of clarity could significantly hamper the devolution agenda. Andrew Muter explains the issues and takes some lessons from the Bard
A bitter sweet symphony
Andrew Muter, chief executive of Newark & Sherwood DC, explains why the devolution agenda is in danger of descending into farce.
Living the new normal
The world will not return to its pre-financial crisis state, writes chief executive of Newark and Sherwood DC, Andrew Muter.
Citizen leadership is a walk in the park
Andrew Muter suggests we take a leaf out of New York's book when it comes to passing parks to the public
Returning officers and election administrators are reviewing the experience and drawing out lessons from what went right and what went wrong with administering the national and local elections, writes Andrew Muter.
Creation of a Combined Authority is a matter of building trust through the investment of time and engagement among leaders, writes Andrew Muter.
Budget pancake race
Navigating the challenges of post-recession British public service requires collaborative leadership to ensure budgeting supports the cultural transformation we need, argues Andrew Muter.
SOLACE could do worse than take inspiration from the ethical code of the Norsemen to embed local government leadership that creates public good writes, Andrew Muter.
We must fix the system
Newark and Sherwood chief warns blame game could overshadow urgent need to fix systemic failures exposed in Rotherham.