Heather Jameson is editor of the MJ
Our Manchester is my great challenge
After an emotional six-month spell at the helm of Manchester City Council, Joanne Roney talks to Heather Jameson about the plans for the city going forward, the importance of community and the rebuilding work that continues to be done in many social areas.
Eight out of ten people think elections are well run
Eight out of ten people believe elections are well run and free from fraud, according to research by the Electoral Commission.
Louise Casey: It's time for local government to show its worth
After an 18-year career in the Civil Service, running the social exclusion and troubled families unit, as well as leading high profile inquiries into Rotherham and integration, Dame Louise Casey talks to Heather Jameson.
Opportunity is knocking for ‘jaw-dropping’ local government
Local government is jaw dropping, can inspire citizens and, at its best, can outshine any part of Whitehall, former tsar Dame Louise Casey has claimed.
Let local government deliver May’s vision
Heather Jameson takes some of the key messages from her interview with Dame Louise Casey and calls on local government to show it can deliver for everyone.
Lambeth chief steps down
Lambeth LBC chief executive Sean Harriss has resigned, after a period of ill-health, the council has announced.
Ploughing ahead with Universal Credit is not a sign of strength
While attention since the Conservative conference has been targeted at Theresa May's coughing, the rollout of Universal Credit presents some serious implications to local government. Heather Jameson argues the situation can be rescued, with a pause.
County chief steps down amid financial fears
Northamptonshire CC chief executive Dr Paul Blantern has resigned, shortly after speaking out about the county’s dire financial position.
Government to press ahead with Universal Credit despite growing criticism
Work and pensions secretary, David Gauke, has committed to pressing ahead with Universal Credit despite growing opposition.
Pleading poverty in the run-up to the Budget
As councils put forward their cases for funding ahead of the Budget, Heather Jameson argues the sector's finances really are dire this year.
Budget submissions led by CIPFA Brexit warning
The financial implications of a Brexit deal should be taken into account when the chancellor decides on his Budget, financial experts at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has stressed.
Ex-Brum chief takes on think tank role
Former Birmingham City Council chief executive Mark Rogers is to join think tank Collaborate as an executive director.
Unlocking the problems of centralisation
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, Core Cities chair Cllr Judith Blake tells Heather Jameson what cities have to offer on the economy, democracy and devolution in a post-Brexit world.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I want to be the best partner for local government’
Heather Jameson talks to communities secretary Sajid Javid about the progress of devolution, future funding, partnership working with the sector and that speech at the LGA conference...
Javid’s renewed rally for devo
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has urged council leaders to ‘put the party politics aside’ for the sake of devolution.
Devolution is dead: Long live devolution
Rumours of the death of devolution have been greatly exaggerated, it would seem, if the secretary of state is to be believed.
Improvement panel to remain in Birmingham
The team brought in to turn Birmingham City Council around has backtracked on its plans to withdraw.
Core Cities’ bold move amid a Brexit-focused tide
We are living with a one-policy government with complete inertia when it comes to anything outside Brexit, writes Heather Jameson as Core Cities are forced to bypass ministers to meet with EU negotiator Michael Barnier.
Core Cities bypass ministers to meet top EU Brexit chief
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will meet directly with the Core Cities’ leaders and mayors after their efforts to engage the UK Government were snubbed.
Devo could boost the economy by £90bn, say Core Cities
Devolving more power to our cities could boost the country’s economy by up to £90bn a year, the Core Cities have suggested.