A good time for the sector to have friends in high places
GENERAL ELECTION

A good time for the sector to have friends in high places

By Jonathan Werran | 05 July 2024

Jonathan Werran asks what the sector can expect from the new government, and says stopping more section 114 notices will be high on the list of inheritance problems

FINANCE

The next government will have to fix the broken finance system

By Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton | 28 June 2024

The manifestos contained a welcome agreement on multi-year settlements, but big questions remain ...

FINANCE

The reality behind the pledges

26 June 2024

A week ahead of the General Election, The MJ delves into the manifestos of the three main parties...

BUSINESS RATES

We can fix the system

By Greg Stride | 25 June 2024

Amid rising costs to the sector, the prospect of local government keeping a share of national tax...

FINANCE

Labour pledges leave questions over council funding

By Martin Ford | 14 June 2024

Questions hang over the future of local government finance in the event of a Labour victory in ne...

BUSINESS RATES

Lib Dems pledge to scrap business rates

By Ellie Ames | 09 April 2024

The Lib Dems would deliver tax reforms to ‘revive struggling high streets,’ leader Sir Ed Davey h...

BUSINESS RATES

Reflections on the West Midlands trailblazer devo deal one year on

By Ed Cox | 20 March 2024

Ed Cox sets out his five takeaways from the first year of the West Midlands trailblazer devolutio...

WHITEHALL

The dead hand of centralism holds back productivity

By Ian Miller | 20 March 2024

If councils had the tools, most if not all of them could by now have set fees to recover the full...

BUSINESS

Levelling up requires 'meaningful' devolution, business group says

By William Eichler | 20 February 2024

Business leaders have called for ‘meaningful decision-making powers’ to be devolved to local auth...

WHITEHALL

Call to end £250m business rate loophole

By Andrew Vaux | 11 January 2024

A campaign to end a loophole which is estimated could cost councils a massive £250m in lost busin...

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Autumn Statement: not what it says on the tin

By Kate Ogden | 24 November 2023

Kate Ogden says it seems likely either taxes will have to rise further, borrowing will have to ri...

frederica-diamanta

HR Policy & Project Manager

£51,093 - £54,129

Would you like to lead impactful initiatives that drive organisational success? Apply for this job

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Head of Market Quality & Sustainability

£67,290 - £70,710

As a borough we are determined to provide outstanding physical and mental health and care services. Apply for this job

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Executive Director (Place)

£156,544pa

Premium jobNottinghamshire is a great place to live and work. Apply for this job

Nottinghamshire County Council

frederica-diamanta

HR Policy & Project Manager

£51,093 - £54,129

Would you like to lead impactful initiatives that drive organisational success? Apply for this job

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Head of Market Quality & Sustainability

£67,290 - £70,710

As a borough we are determined to provide outstanding physical and mental health and care services. Apply for this job

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Executive Director (Place)

£156,544pa

Premium jobNottinghamshire is a great place to live and work. Apply for this job

Nottinghamshire County Council