Despite the current financial pressures, Ewan King argues innovation is needed now more than ever.
October 19, 2017
Aidan Rave battled through several turbulent years at Doncaster MBC as a senior politician more than a decade ago. Now, reinvented as a council chief executive, he urges the sector to stop carping at the Government and get on with the job. Sam [..]
October 16, 2017
Paul Hackett comments on the findings of a new Smith Institute report and argues local housing companies are leading the renaissance in council-built homes.
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Jo Miller outlines the sector's gripes with the rollout of universal credit, and outlines some of the things councils are doing locally to mitigate the impacts.
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