A once-in-a-lifetime chance for devolution
DEVOLUTION

A once-in-a-lifetime chance for devolution

By Heather Jameson | 17 July 2024

If new ministers can hand over their hard-won powers so early in the new Parliament, local government should be biting their hands off, says Heather Jameson

FINANCE

A letter to the new PM

By Steve Leach | 11 June 2024

Steve Leach and Colin Copus write to the next Prime Minister with ideas for strengthening local g...

REORGANISATION

Pondering productivity

By Ian Miller | 11 June 2024

When councils are being asked to finalise productivity plans, the sight of a Royal Mail employee ...

WHITEHALL

Lib Dems hit back at ex-minister Redwood

By Mark Conrad | 20 May 2024

Wokingham BC’s ruling Lib Dems have hit back at former local government minister Sir John Redwood...

REORGANISATION

What next for unitarisation?

By Steve Leach | 30 April 2024

Ahead of the Mayoral elections, Steve Leach and Colin Copus ask if the proliferation of combined ...

HEALTH

How to build a healthy economy

By Heather Jameson | 08 April 2024

Social care, often seen as a millstone for councils facing financial challenges, has been turned ...

WHITEHALL

Local government loses 'strongest advocate' Rowsell

By Martin Ford | 22 March 2024

Tributes have been paid across the local government sector following the sudden death of Paul Row...

FINANCE

Wanted: fiscal reform not fiscal frustration

By Heather Jameson | 20 March 2024

'To bemoan any Government’s inability to take difficult political decisions when it has been in p...

FINANCE

Let's start the debate on what the nation wants councils to do

By Cllr Martin Tett | 08 March 2024

Local government cannot go on delivering more and more for less and less, says leader of Buckingh...

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

Audit Commission fears continue to haunt Oflog

By Dan Peters | 26 February 2024

A senior sector figure has expressed concerns about the Office for Local Government’s (Oflog) dir...

ECONOMIC GROWTH

The search for the Holy Grail of growth

By Michael Burton | 19 February 2024

In an exclusive interview, Lord Heseltine, the longstanding advocate of elected mayors, tells Mic...

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Team Manager - Social Work in Schools team

ME16 - £54,129 - £57,201 per annum + Plus Golden Hello

We are delighted to announce the continuation of the Social Workers in Schools project within Merton Children's Social Care! Apply for this job

London Borough of Merton

Head of Place

£79,852 - £88,047 (2023-24 scale).

An ambitious City – fancy a challenge? Apply for this job

Gloucester City Council

Highways Development Control Manager

£50,512 - £53,204 plus benefits.

A permanent opportunity has arisen within the Highways Development Control Team. Apply for this job

Wirral Borough Council

frederica-diamanta

Team Manager - Social Work in Schools team

ME16 - £54,129 - £57,201 per annum + Plus Golden Hello

We are delighted to announce the continuation of the Social Workers in Schools project within Merton Children's Social Care! Apply for this job

London Borough of Merton

Head of Place

£79,852 - £88,047 (2023-24 scale).

An ambitious City – fancy a challenge? Apply for this job

Gloucester City Council

Highways Development Control Manager

£50,512 - £53,204 plus benefits.

A permanent opportunity has arisen within the Highways Development Control Team. Apply for this job

Wirral Borough Council