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Doing things differently

By Paul Marinko | 16 April 2024

In the face of never-ending pressures councils are continuing to seek out ways to do things diffe...

Social work development programme 'pulled' by Department for Education

By Paul Marinko | 16 April 2024

A Government decision to end a training and development programme for social work managers has be...

Call for evidence boosted in local economic policy

By Paul Marinko | 16 April 2024

Centre for Cities has called for more evidence to be at the heart of local economic policy making.

Healing the sector's crisis with respect

By Paul Marinko | 15 April 2024

As veteran leader Ruth Dombey steps down at the Lib Dem’s longest-held council she makes a plea f...

Clark: Tories and Labour unwilling to address SEND crisis

By Paul Marinko | 15 April 2024

Labour and the Conservatives have been accused of an ‘unwillingness’ to confront the crisis in sp...

Herbert named Surrey CC chief

By Paul Marinko | 04 April 2024

Wiltshire Council boss Terence Herbert has been named as Surrey CC’s chief executive.

Reeves set to get Wakefield job permanently

By Paul Marinko | 22 March 2024

Former Liverpool City Council boss Tony Reeves is believed to be set to become the permanent chie...

Whitehouse named new West Sussex chief

By Paul Marinko | 22 March 2024

West Sussex CC has named Surrey CC’s interim boss Leigh Whitehouse as its new chief executive.

Future Forum: Call for councils to be 'brave' in contract negotiations

By Paul Marinko | 21 March 2024

Councils need to be ‘braver’ and ‘bolder’ in their conversations with private service providers, ...

Future Forum: Call for 'wholesale' return to council housing

By Paul Marinko | 21 March 2024

The only thing that will solve Britain’s housing crisis will be a ‘wholesale return to council ho...