Dealing with disciplinary investigations
Serious disciplinary allegations against a chief executive or other statutory officer are never welcome news, say Sarah Lamont and Judith Barnes as they outline the mechanisms to be put in place and what councils will need to focus on.
Local authorities in the Brexit era
The implications of Brexit on local government are becoming clearer, says Judith Barnes
Local authorities have a key role to play in STPs
Councils need to ensure they have a meaningful voice on STPs and differences between organisations must be put aside, says Judith Barnes
A healthy new direction or a costly gamble?
Judith Barnes and Ros Ashcroft examine the legal and constitutional implictions of Greater Manchester Combined Authority taking control of a combined £6bn health and social care budget from 2016.
Core Cities leaving LGA's orbit?
Judith Barnes asks whether the Core Cities' desire to go it alone marks an economic parting of the ways.