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Heather Jameson

Heather Jameson

Heather Jameson is editor of The MJ, the leading weekly local government title for chief executives and senior managers, and of She is a regular speaker at both local government events and is co-host of the podcast Our World is Local. Heather was a member of the Councillors’ Commission, chaired by Professor Colin Copus of De Montfort University, and is a passionate advocate of local government.

Articles by Heather Jameson

We may be entering a new culture of candour

By Heather Jameson | 24 July 2024

The Hillsborough Bill is legislation that should never have been needed, but the change in tone s...

Time for a frank debate on funding

By Heather Jameson | 23 July 2024

Heather Jameson talks to the new chief of CIPFA Owen Mapley about having hard things to say to t...

Intervention shift signalled with plans to boost watchdog

By By Heather Jameson | 18 July 2024

The new Government is to change its tone on local government intervention – with a possible push ...

'Nothing should be off the table' – CIPFA chief

By Heather Jameson | 18 July 2024

Abandoned Conservative policies for fixing local government finance should remain on the table, t...

Department ditches NEDs

By Heather Jameson | 18 July 2024

The non-executive directors of what was the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities ...

King's Speech: A plan for devolution

By Heather Jameson | 17 July 2024

The new Labour Government has set out a widespread plan for devolution and economic growth in its...

A once-in-a-lifetime chance for devolution

By Heather Jameson | 17 July 2024

If new ministers can hand over their hard-won powers so early in the new Parliament, local govern...

Sir Bob Neill talks about his political journey

By Heather Jameson | 15 July 2024

In the latest episode of the Our World is Local podcast, former local government minister Sir Bob...

Mapley calls for innovative solutions to audit

By Heather Jameson | 12 July 2024

Nothing is off the table when it comes to fixing the audit system, the new chief executive of the...

Robbins gets Downing Street role

By Heather Jameson | 10 July 2024

Head of the Local Government Association Labour Group office Pete Robbins had been drafted in to ...