The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) must double down on efforts to include indicators that are forward-looking in its financial resilience index, a senior sector figure has suggested.
Future of work survey to inform thinking
Local government workers have been invited to take part in a new survey on the future of work.
Councils push for powers to regulate Airbnb accommodation
Bath & North East Somerset Council has joined calls for powers to regulate Airbnb accommodation.
North Yorkshire mulls utilities flood defence funding
North Yorkshire CC is to look at funding flood defence work through contributions from utilities companies.
Unprecedented joint Spending Review bid floated
An unprecedented joint bid could be made to next year’s Spending Review by Core Cities, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and Homes England.
Promising findings from social work pilots
Devolving budgets to frontline workers to directly support families could reduce the likelihood of children going into care, pilots have found.
Aileen Murphie examines the role, progress and development of local enterprise partnerships from the eyes of the National Audit Office.
A robot takeover? Why the future of government is about innovation not machines
Vicki Sellick explains why Nesta is launching a survey ahead of its Government Innovation Summit next month on how skilled public servants feel about making change in their role.
The Prime Minister must fix the Special Educational Needs funding system
The system of ‘misaligned incentives’ for Special Educational Needs, with local government as the ‘funder of last resort’ is fundamentally flawed, says Robert Pollock.
It's time to go beyond GDP
Methods such as GDP and GVA have been traditional ways of measuring what matters in our economy - but Andy Norman argues inclusive growth is the future.
It's time for us all to grasp the complexities of local places
Lawrence Conway says that as we travel to an unknown point in time for our economy, our role as place shapers and leaders in our communities will be some of the essential ingredients in how successful our future will be as a district council.
Give councils the powers, funding and tools they need to deliver
James Jamieson has a message for Boris Johnson: Give us the powers, freedoms, flexibilities and funding and we will deliver your post-Brexit vision that transforms this country for the better.
Lucy Woods at legal firm Ashfords shares her top tips for getting the best outcome from digital procurement.
Hiba Mahamadi looks at how the two councils who have stepped in to the energy market have fared so far and at whether the future lies in striking up white label partnerships.