Jo Miller

Jo Miller is chief executive of Doncaster MBC
  • Good luck Liverpool

    08 April 2021

    Intervention can be the best thing that happens to a council, ‘and can serve only to define the past not the future’, says Jo Miller. But the cause of the failure must be recognised and the right series of actions taken, she believes.

  • Choose to challenge on International Women's Day

    07 March 2021

    On International Women's Day, Jo Miller pays tribute to the woman who truly inspired her to be the change she wanted to be - a true warrior woman - her mum

  • ‘No heroes and generals; no Government saviour’

    20 May 2020

    Jo Miller feels New Zealand’s citizen-focused approach to the coronavirus response highlights that we are all in this together, 'working as a collective to adapt and protect one another'.

  • Let's work together to solve the housing crisis

    16 January 2019

    Brexit hasn't caused our divisions, but it has laid them bare, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in housing, says Jo Miller. We must do something different to ever have a chance of being a society that works for all, she adds

  • More hard graft ahead next year

    12 December 2018

    Brexit, improved system leadership and fixing the divisions between Whitehall and local government are just a few of the issues to tackle in order to put local services back to the top of the agenda, as outgoing SOLACE president Jo Miller reflects

  • Powerhouses must work for people too

    21 November 2018

    In our talk of powerhouses the focus is so often on physical infrastructure, writes Jo Miller - but she reminds us that while this is vital we must also move the discussion onto thinking about people and communities too.

  • Taking solace in SOLACE

    17 October 2018

    Being a public service leader has never been more difficult, according to Jo Miller, who – in the build up to this week’s Society of Local Authority Chief Executives conference – says that strong leadership is as important and rewarding as ever

  • Voter ID in perspective

    04 July 2018

    Jo Miller, in her role as a returning officer, argues that Voter ID is a very expensive way to tackle a problem that is not a top priority in the UK.

  • Communications – an engaging issue

    27 June 2018

    Effective communication and engagement is a big challenge in an era of instant, accessible news. Jo Miller explains how proactivity and actually listening to people is a massive step in achieving this feat.

  • Council tax is a regressive tax - it's time to do something

    11 January 2018

    With a tax based on 1991 property values, the decks are firmly stacked against a sector that is already facing a cliff edge in 2020, writes Jo Miller.

  • UC: This is what we're doing, now DWP must respond

    10 October 2017

    Jo Miller outlines the sector's gripes with the rollout of universal credit, and outlines some of the things councils are doing locally to mitigate the impacts.

  • Meeting the modern leadership challenge

    20 September 2017

    Jo Miller says now, more than ever, we need bold and brave leaders, willing to take risks and disrupt the status quo to deliver for residents in these straitened times.

  • The People's Powerhouse ploughs ahead

    19 July 2017

    After the success of the People's Powerhouse last week, Jo Miller outlines some of the best pieces of wisdom to have emerged from the event and spells out what is next for the movement.

  • We can help you achieve your objectives, Westminster

    21 June 2017

    Jo Miller looks at the current state of the state and argues local government could make best use of the public purse because it understands the unintended consequences of Westminster policies.

  • Cyber security must be managed and understood at all levels

    24 May 2017

    It is not a question of if we will be threatened by a cyber attack, but when, writes Jo Miller.

  • Councils should be shouting from the rooftops about UC

    26 April 2017

    Jo Miller says the roll-out of Universal Credit is a scandalous waste of public money - and the sector must be more vocal about it.

  • Hear our womanly roar

    21 February 2017

    Angered by the male-dominated agenda of a Northern Powerhouse conference, Jo Miller started a rival People's Powerhouse event in the drive for equality and fairness.

  • Assessing the state of the state

    01 February 2017

    Jo Miller says local government must avoid the 'I'm alright Jack' attitude if we are going to realise a Britain that works for everyone with no one left behind.

  • Let's talk about the tricky issues

    06 December 2016

    How do we all live better and live better together? Jo Miller says we all have a part to play in the aftermath of the Casey Review.

  • Dealing with the Donald

    16 November 2016

    The result of the US presidential election shows why local government must ensure communities are engaged and involved, argues Jo Miller