Missing the bigger picture?

Missing the bigger picture?
By Dan Corry | September 20, 2017

It’s easy to ignore major issues and focus on smaller things to do and improve. But, argues Dan Corry, in public services there comes a time when you can no longer ignore that fact that the system is not working.

  • Will 100% business rates deliver benefits?

    By Michael Burton | September 13, 2017

    Fresh analysis questions whether 100% business rates retention would actually benefit councils. Michael Burton reports.

  • Challenging the system

    By Dan Peters | September 20, 2017

    Shadow communities secretary, Andrew Gwynne, talks to Dan Peters about devolution, fiscal change, and his hope to represent the sector in a far more positive light

  • What went wrong in Rotherham

    By Sam Clayden | September 12, 2017

    Sam Clayden analyses the findings of six independent investigations delving into alleged failures at Rotherham MBC at the height of the child sexual exploitation scandal.

  • A new hope for children’s services?

    By Dan Peters | September 13, 2017

    At a crucial and at times troubling period for children’s services, and with new Ofsted leadership in place, Dan Peters looks at the current state of play as councils continue to grapple with inspection, improvement and, in some cases, intervention.


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