Future Forum: Councils, not Whitehall, are leaders of place
Civil service ‘heads of place’ should not supplant councillors, Local Government Association (LGA) chief executive Mark Lloyd has said.
Future Forum: UK faces housing emergency
Stockport MBC’s chief executive has told The MJ’s Future Forum event that the UK faces a ‘housing emergency’.
Future Forum: Whiteman accuses some councils of going too far
Some councils borrowing excessively for commercial activity are going too far, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has warned.
Future Forum: Government decarbonisation 'barriers' to fall
Next month’s COP26 climate change conference could be a watershed moment for the energy sector, an expert has told The MJ's Future Forum event.
Future Forum: Call to replace transactional with relational
A forthcoming report by the Demos think-tank advocates moving from ‘transactional’ to ‘relational’ public services.
Future Forum: Top recruiter predicts exodus
A top recruiter has predicted a senior-level exodus from the sector.
Future Forum: Reeves lays into levelling up
Coventry City Council’s chief executive Martin Reeves has launched a stinging attack on the rhetoric surrounding the levelling up agenda.
Future Forum: Warning over integration ‘diversion’
Reforms aimed at further integrating health and care should not distract from delivering services, Buckinghamshire Council chief executive Rachael Shimmin has warned.
Top MHCLG man to speak at Future Forum
The top official at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is to be a keynote speaker at The MJ’s Future Forum next month.
Future Forum North: How a green investment strategy could generate a jobs boom for the North
In a session hosted by ENGIE, a panel of three discussed the economic impact of a green investment strategy for the North.
Future Forum North: Councils should ‘box clever’
Local government was urged at The MJ’s Future Forum North to capitalise on the plaudits the sector has accrued for its work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Future Forum North: A clear vision is key to the future success of towns and cities
A clear vision for local places will be key to the success of high streets and city centres as they look to the future beyond the pandemic, say public realm experts.
Future Forum North: New Integrated Care Systems must 'put places first'
Proposals for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) must ensure money flows are owned in local areas, a local government chief executive has said.
Future Forum North: Change to flexible working will be permanent, predicts recruiter
New senior council hires expect to work in the office for just two days a week, a senior recruitment consultant has suggested.
Future Forum North: 'Business rates will be like Tudor beard tax'
A senior finance director has said ‘anachronistic’ business rates are ‘going in the direction of the Tudor beard tax’.
Future Forum North: Collaboration key to levelling up
City council chief executives made a united call for a collaborative approach to levelling up at The MJ's Future Forum North today.
The importance of ‘getting’ all the tiers of the local
A belief that central Government doesn’t ‘get’ councils was a theme at The MJ Future Forum. But Jonathan Flowers argues we need to look at our own localism issues.
It takes two
The past six months have taught us that you can plan as much as you like but sometimes the universe doesn’t want to play ball.
Some solid backing
As usual, The MJ’s Future Forum featured a host of the local government’s biggest movers and shakers giving their take on the sector’s major issues.
Get local government into the room – before decisions are made
Local government is far from perfect, says Heather Jameson. 'And that is before you consider the huge headache of how to fund councils in future. But local government is also the solution'.