Search Results for "jonathan carr-west"

  • Thick document; thin vision

    25 May 2022

    Dr Jonathan Carr-West says it’s not that the measures in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill are bad in and of themselves, but it feels like a missed opportunity to ask bigger questions about the function and form of local government.

  • Shifting local elections to the spotlight

    09 May 2022

    Dr Jonathan Carr-West says local elections represent a chance for people to express their views about national politics, but they deserve more than being treated solely as a backdrop to the Westminster soap opera.

  • Conservatives hit hard in London as poll results roll in

    06 May 2022

    Labour has taken control of  Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet LBCs, in an election night that has hit the Conservatives hard.

  • No major gains expected as local elections loom

    27 April 2022

    Labour and the Conservatives are unlikely to make any huge wins at next week’s local elections, insiders have suggested.

  • Putting people first

    26 April 2022

    At a time when innovation and behaviour change are needed, a number of barriers are making it harder for councils to play a strategic role within system-wide partnerships to improve health outcomes. Ann McGauran reports.

  • The great rebuild

    20 April 2022

    With local elections just around the corner, Jonathan Carr-West fears we are in a dangerous moment for democratic engagement and the process of rebuilding trust must start locally.

  • Honouring the Ukrainian spirit

    15 March 2022

    The events in Ukraine have provided a timely reminder of how important our democracy is and how much we can lose. And, as Dr Jonathan Carr-West explains, councils have a vital role to play both immediately and further beyond back on home territory.

  • Government is failing to set out councils' role in delivering net zero, say MPs

    02 March 2022

    MPs have hit out at the Government’s ‘apparent lack of urgency’ in clarifying how it will work with local government to achieve net zero.

  • Missions misstep 

    04 February 2022

    When it comes to its 12 missions, the Levelling Up White Paper does not really enable the multiple, bottom up solutions required to deal with the key challenges we face, says Dr Jonathan Carr-West.

  • A whole lot of papers

    13 December 2021

    December has been a tale of two White Papers. The one that is and the one that is yet to be, writes Dr Jonathan Carr-West.

  • Halting a rise in hatred

    01 December 2021

    What can be done to deter incidents of abuse and harassment of local politicians, and to sanction those responsible? Ann McGauran reports.

  • Making the right connections

    09 November 2021

    COP26 has raised awareness of the actions climate change requires. Dr Jonathan Carr-West argues that councils are ideally placed to act as a connection between individuals and the state to make transitions accessible to communities.

  • Budget 2021: Chancellor unveils Shared Prosperity Fund

    27 October 2021

    The chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed the first details of the long-awaited UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

  • Gove in major review of new department

    25 October 2021

    A wide-scale review of every single programme is underway at the new Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), The MJ understands.

  • Sector ‘right to be concerned’ about levelling up

    21 October 2021

    Local government should be wary of the contents of the levelling up White Paper, a think-tank has warned.

  • Let’s ground levelling up

    05 October 2021

    The LGiU has set out the six core principles that must inform the approach to levelling up from now on. Dr Jonathan Carr-West explains.

  • Councils must be at heart of levelling up, report argues

    04 October 2021

    Councils must be at the heart of the Government’s levelling up agenda, a new report has argued today.

  • Tough, uphill work lies ahead

    31 August 2021

    We’ve had half a decade of strategic drift in local government policy, says Dr Jonathan Carr-West. The effect is that working in the sector ‘can feel like a particularly cruel Sisyphean punishment’ – but what can we do about it?

  • It’s not all about the money

    26 July 2021

    It is dangerous if we let the discussion about the reform of social care become exclusively about funding, says Dr Jonathan Carr-West.

  • Section 114 chief: We will not be the last

    06 July 2021

    Slough Council’s chief executive this week urged other sector bosses to ‘trust your intuition’ to avoid their local authority following in her Section 114 footsteps.