Is it time to revisit Total Place?
Total Place began to drive real cross-sector (system) working, says Richard Stay. He believes the need for a focus on place has never been greater, and it’s arguably time to revisit and broaden the concept
Local government still does not feel trusted or valued enough by Whitehall and Westminster for coalition ministers to tick the box marked ‘localism’, argues Richard Stay
Change to councillor pensions will come back to bite ministers
With almost predictable regularity we see another assault on local government announced this week.
Time to put the beef into localism
There has been too much jaw-jawing about devolution and not enough getting on and doing it, complains, Richard Stay.
Community funding - have we got it right?
Richard Stay asks why is funding provided to 'high risk' community groups.
Chief Executives do have a real role in Local Government
It is interesting to note the current fad in local government towards life with no head of paid service.