Positive powers amid adversity

Positive powers amid adversity
By Dan Peters | October 17, 2018

Local government chiefs say budget cuts, managing citizen expectations and the reducing workforce are the top three challenges they face. Dan Peters reports on our The MJ/SOLACE survey

  • The Cox report and its lessons for local government

    October 19, 2018

    It’s time for local government to ask how it deals with poor behaviour in its own workplace in the light of the publication of the Cox report into bullying and harassment of House of Commons staff, argues Ed Hammond

    • Paul Wheeler


    By Paul Wheeler | October 17, 2018

    Paul Wheeler is 'taking a break from Brexit Britain' to spend a year in the German capital while returning to university The attraction of a country which teaches in English and charges no tuition fees 'proved irresistible'

    • Dr Jonathan Carr-West

    Politics may be coming home

    By Dr Jonathan Carr-West | October 17, 2018

    Local government had a ‘pretty good showing’ during the party conferences says Dr Jonathan Carr-West. He hopes it could be the start of a much-needed public debate on the local state

    • Heather Jameson

    Promises, promises – and election pledges

    By Heather Jameson | October 17, 2018

    The IFS Green Budget – its pre-Budget financial briefing – is always an interesting read, says Heather Jameson. The conclusion is, the Government can’t keep all of its promises


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