Is EV charging the new rural amenity?
EV charging is part of the solution to sustain thriving, dynamic rural communities, according to Zest.
Radical place leadership
Donna Hall says radical place leadership is about much more than a place-based pooled budget, and now is the time for a radical rebel alliance.
Core Cities in Household Support Fund warning
Failing to extend the Household Support Fund will be ‘catastrophic for many people in our poorest communities,’ Core Cities has warned Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Decisions made by local authorities have a major impact on residents’ mental health, and that is why Worcestershire has signed up to the Mentally Healthier Councils Network. Lisa McNally explains.
As New Local launches a paper proposing place-based pooled budgets across public services, Jessica Studdert argues for the need to revisit Total Place principles.
We need to devise a plan to solve our communities’ housing crisis
District councils need the Government to increase the housing benefit subsidy. Without this, local authorities increasingly cannot afford appropriate housing, says Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen.
Using tech for effective placemaking in Halton
Creating vibrant connected communities is a crucial part of local government policy making – and placemaking sits at the heart of this, say Stephen Young and Emily Douglin.
What Choice? Your Choice
Director of practice at the London Innovation and Improvement Alliance Dr Karla Goodman says the Your Choice programme aimed at supporting change in young people at greatest risk of involvement in violence represents a promising development.
AI and public services of the future
The challenge for Surrey is to work with partners to develop a regional economic ecosystem around AI, and harness the technology in a safe and trustworthy way, says Dawn Redpath.
Land value tax could redistribute billions
A plan to reform business rates could lead to billions of pounds being redistributed from high land value areas to other parts of the country.
Thinking big and delivering locally
Chippenham Town Council may be a parish council, but is structured as and acts like a district or borough council – and that was always the plan, says Mark Smith.
What Katie did next
Katie Kelly talks to Ann McGauran about why she has broken out of retirement to follow her passion for service and belief in the incredible power that lies within communities.
King's Speech: Government to consult on Martyn’s Law
The Government is to launch a consultation on fresh anti-terror measures.
King's Speech light on local government solutions
The Government has vowed to increase economic growth – but warned the Treasury would prioritise cutting inflation over investments and borrowing – in its Parliamentary programme.
Prevent concerns amid Middle East crisis
Fresh concerns have been raised about the Prevent programme amid rising tensions over the conflict in Gaza.
Calls to close extremism loopholes
Local authorities are currently ‘having to police thought’ in their counter-terrorism role, an expert has said.
EXCLUSIVE: Home Office accused of misleading council over asylum plans
The Home Office faces accusations in the High Court it misled a council over controversial plans for an asylum centre at a former military base.
Councils try to tackle rising community tensions
Councils have taken a key role as they seek to tackle rising community tensions stoked by events in Israel and Gaza.
Have your say on the future of population and migration statistics
Councils’ input is critical to providing evidence for the ONS’ recommendations on the future of population and migration statistics and the census, says Jen Woolford.
Aiding Scotland’s journey towards sustainable transportation
Rory Alexander asks if the public sector can meet the demands of Scotland’s sustainable transportation strategy, and he looks at what the rest of the UK can learn.