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Election reflection

By Ian Miller | 08 July 2024

Ian Miller offers his personal reflections on polling day and the count in Wyre Forest, and he ma...

Caution needed around taxation of pensions

By Ian Miller | 26 June 2024

Any government contemplating reintroduction of the lifetime allowance should give early and maxim...

Pondering productivity

By Ian Miller | 11 June 2024

When councils are being asked to finalise productivity plans, the sight of a Royal Mail employee ...

districtview

By Ian Miller | 30 April 2024

Perhaps the sector would benefit from clear KPIs for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and...

The dead hand of centralism holds back productivity

By Ian Miller | 20 March 2024

If councils had the tools, most if not all of them could by now have set fees to recover the full...

Government's thinking on transport integration is confused

By Ian Miller | 06 February 2024

Current arrangements for taxi licensing in shire counties work well and do not need to be disturb...

The problem with productivity plans

By Ian Miller | 05 February 2024

The final finance settlement contained some welcome changes, but they are one-off repairs that do...

It's time for councils to politely say 'no'

By Ian Miller | 22 January 2024

Cooperating with a Government request for details of councils’ four-day week practices would enco...

Are we heading to a funding train crash?

By Ian Miller | 04 December 2023

The District Councils’ Network 'seeks at least a 6% increase in core spending power for districts...

Bold action is needed to avoid widespread financial meltdown

By Ian Miller | 13 September 2023

While some cases of council failure point to poor decision-making or weak internal control, many ...