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Local Government lost one of its true innovators recently – and one whose vision for digital innovation in local services will live on for decades to come.

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

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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.

From the archive

Waste contractor pre-tax profits fall 10%

The parent company of waste management contractor Viridor has announced a fall in pre-tax profits of almost 10%, as Birmingham City Council rejects reports it could outsource its bins service.

Recruitment deal will give sector wider range of solutions

Human resources specialist Penna has formed a strategic partnership with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance’s (CIPFA) recruitment service.

Ricoh £14m bailout appeal is refused

High Court judges have dismissed an appeal over a £14m bailout of the Ricoh Arena by Coventry City Council.