The Government lacks the necessary ambition to solve the housing crisis and is overly reliant on a ‘broken’ market to deliver the homes people need, MPs have argued today.
London borough names new boss
Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.
EXCLUSIVE: Diversity gap plaguing sector leadership roles
Chief executives have been urged to embrace diversity after exclusive research revealed fears that women and minority groups were continuing to hit a glass ceiling.
Number of Dubs scheme children to rise
The total number of children resettled under the Dubs scheme by councils will rise to 480, the Home Office has confirmed.
No proof directly-elected mayors will be a success
There is little evidence that directly-elected mayors will boost economic growth, bolster local democracy or provide authoritative leadership, according to a regional development expert.
Call to arms: sector must speak with one voice
Local government has been urged to shine a spotlight on the important agendas likely to be crowded out by Brexit wrangling and the General Election.
The cuts meted out to neighbourhood services are shortsighted, damaging to communities, and grossly unfair on local government, write Paul O’Brien and Dr Peter Kenway.
Cock-up or conspiracy: the impact of the General Election
Jonathan Carr-West looks at the possible implications June's General Election could have on next week's local elections.
PODCAST: True colours
In the first of a series of leadership podcasts by Public Intelligence and The MJ, Lord Porter charts his political journey from bolshie school kid to Conservative peer leading the Local Government Association. Heather Jameson reports.
Local elections must springboard the sector to the centre of the national debate
Next week's local elections must be used to propel local government to the centre of the General Election debate, writes James Maker.
A halfway house?
Housing has featured heavily in the campaigns of the metro mayor hopefuls, but Paul Hunter asks whether they will have the powers and resources to deliver
Councils should be shouting from the rooftops about UC
Jo Miller says the roll-out of Universal Credit is a scandalous waste of public money - and the sector must be more vocal about it.
Writing better letters can help build stronger relationships with residents and boost income. Hannah Moffatt sets out three tips for councils can use to make their communications more effective.
The snap election has shunted full business rates retention into the sidings. But does the sector now face delay or abandonment of what had been slated as the biggest revolution in local government finance for generations? Jonathan Werran reports.