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Is mananging behaviour the key to our resolutions?

As it’s my first column of the new year, it would seem remiss not to talk about behaviour change. It’s the time of year we all think about our behaviours and how to improve them. That’s the nature of resolutions, no?

Councils begin to ask why are we here?

With Andrew Jepp, Managing Director at Zurich Municipal.

It’s all about relationships

Local authorities have assets and property portfolios which can be unlocked to add value. A commission has been set up to consider the use of ‘Relational Partnering’ (RP) as an additional property option for local authorities when meeting best value. Jamie Hailstone reports on a recent round table which discussed some of the Commission’s initial findings.

What works well in local government

Every chief executive is familiar with problems, challenges and failures – but what about successes? Michael Burton reports on a recent round table debate which looked at the positives in the sector.

Helping authorities focus on the things that matter

You might have noticed we’re using this issue of The MJ to launch our next major transformation programme across the sector – the ‘What Matters’ health and social care campaign.

There’s more than just economics to a contract’s value

Procurement can and must be based on more than just financial value, writes Mike Britch.

From the archive

Airfield could kick-start Fareham transformation

Councillors in Fareham are to discuss spending £13m on an airfield next week in a bid to kick start regeneration and create up to 700 jobs.

Environmental council homes

South Lanarkshire Council has appointed Lovell to build a £2.6m development of environmentally-friendly council homes in East Kilbride. The 22 homes will be built on the site of the former Canberra Primary School, which has moved to another location [..]

Lime Street Neptune scheme on track

A £35m regeneration scheme in Liverpool can go ahead after the Government announced it would not be calling in the plans.