Aberdeen is most likely to be the hardest hit in the case of either a hard or soft Brexit, according to a new report.
Dispute over child abuse compensation
Lambeth LBC is at loggerheads with a group of child abuse survivors over its proposed victims’ compensation scheme.
Wiltshire leader on taskforce for Kensington & Chelsea
Baroness Scott, the leader of Wiltshire Council, is one of four appointees to the Government's new taskforce for Kensington & Chelsea RLBC.
Stretched councils criticise ministers for 'passing buck' on air quality
Council directors have piled in on the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, claiming ministers have shifted the burden of implementing ‘politically unpalatable’ measures onto overstretched authorities.
Pressure mounts on 1% pay cap
Local government employers are contemplating a two-year pay offer as they battle to keep rises affordable, The MJ understands.
Healey disputes Javid's no funding request claim
Shadow housing secretary John Healey has disputed the claim made by communities secretary Sajid Javid that not a single council has asked his department to fund fire safety work.
Abdool Kara looks at the uncertainty facing local authorities and the depleting capacity in central government.
Good health starts at the district level
John Fuller reveals plans to open a conversation with government and the NHS about ‘prevention precept’ that recognises districts' role in reducing demand in the care system.
Listen well and speak frankly
Don’t just deliver a line. Tackle tough questions head-on, says Mark Fletcher-Brown and open up an honest dialogue with your team and the communities you serve.
Website users need a better connection
Council websites are still proving difficult for users to navigate and find information about services, according to the latest SOCITM survey, writes Vicky Sargent.
PODCAST: People, passion and progress
In the latest Public Intelligence/The MJ leadership podcast Baroness Scott explains how Wiltshire CC has moved from an old-fashioned ethos to a modern business. Heather Jameson reports.
Let’s not kill the goose that lays the golden egg
Councils must provide moderation and balance in their commercial endeavours, warns Pete Moore.
Managing demand for homelessness services is a growing issue for local authorities. Havering has taken significant measures to be prepared, and as Beatrice Cingtho-Taylor says, others need to follow.
Sam Clayden reports on the alarming rise in dismissals and suspensions of chief executives and the fallout it creates.