• Boroughs in GP estate devolution call

    24 January 2020

    London Councils has called for more devolution to boroughs of decisions on the GP estate.

  • Row over SNP funding of councils

    23 January 2020

    Local government is ‘treated far better in Scotland than it is elsewhere in the UK,’ the Scottish National Party (SNP) has insisted.

  • Unblocking the blocks

    21 January 2020

    Reading has seen a 15% decrease in delayed discharges of care compared to last year. Seona Douglas outlines the key approaches she believes have made a difference.

  • More power for the people

    15 January 2020

    Margaret Bolton argues that it’s time to establish a Community Wealth Fund to devolve decision-making power and resources to the residents of the communities that have been ‘left behind’.

  • Ensuring our places’ success

    27 November 2019

    The Sustainable Growth Index rankings reflect a dominant focus on economic growth over the past 20 years, says Rob Turner. He provides a checklist for ensuring strong economic performance goes hand-in-hand with broader measures of success.

  • Lib Dems to 'end continual erosion' of council funding

    20 November 2019

    Lib Dems would ‘end the continual erosion’ of local government funding if they win power at the General Election, the party’s manifesto has pledged.

  • Government departments: ‘adopt a national health and wellbeing board approach’

    19 November 2019

    Poverty and inequality should be understood and tackled as a public health issue, says a new paper from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services. Ann McGauran reports

  • Delivering cleaner air in Wigan

    19 November 2019

    Wigan MBC has appointed its first air quality officer. Matthew O’Neill says his appointment is the latest in a long list of efforts made by the council as it aspires to be carbon neutral by 2038 or sooner.

  • Council disappointment at Lincolnshire health visitors strike

    19 November 2019

    Senior Lincolnshire CC officials have expressed their disappointment after a number of health visitors started a month-long strike yesterday. 

  • Health leaders in fresh social care warning

    18 November 2019

    Health leaders have warned that the persistent neglect of social care is damaging patient care across the NHS.

  • Creating a country that works for all

    13 November 2019

    Arianna Giovannini of IPPR North says that whichever party emerges as the winner on 13 December should prioritise rebalancing our national economy - creating a country that works for everyone.

  • District councils play a major role in health and well-being.

    13 November 2019

    If we can keep our most vulnerable residents safe, well and happy in their own homes, this will prevent future health crises that could cost the public purse far more, says Paul Shevlin.

  • EXCLUSIVE: England's top 10 councils revealed

    12 November 2019

    Calderdale MBC and Oxfordshire CC have clambered their way into consultancy Impower’s list of England’s most productive councils this year, The MJ can reveal.

  • Good Growth for Cities 2019: Shaping an inclusive new narrative for UK cities

    12 November 2019

    One of the most interesting things about taking the public’s perspective to measure city success is that the results are not always what we’d expect, says Jonathan House.

  • Spending promises ignore the state’s changing nature

    06 November 2019

    Michael Burton asks how much of the 'largesse, if any' of both of the main parties' election spending pledges might flow back into local government, which has borne the brunt of cuts in the last decade.

  • Hopson warning over politicising health and social care

    04 November 2019

    Politicians should avoid using the NHS as a weapon during the General Election and instead offer ‘proper, sustainable’ solutions for the social care crisis, a leading health sector figure has argued.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Single tier fear reignited

    30 October 2019

    County councils are being offered the option of unitary local government as part of a devolution deal, The MJ understands.

  • Stopping homelessness before it starts in Hounslow

    29 October 2019

    Cllr Lily Bath outlines Hounslow LBC's preventative model for tackling homelessness and rough sleeping – and the creation of My Independence as a new joint venture between statutory homelessness services and health and social care.

  • Boosting Britain needs more than a fistful of Bills

    15 October 2019

    Following the Queen's Speech, Heather Jameson says that personally her glass is at least half-full. But as the Prime Minister prepares to boost Britain after we leave the EU, Government policy is looking somewhat paradoxical.

  • Queen's Speech: Latest

    14 October 2019

    See all The MJ's coverage of the Queen's Speech, from Brexit to devolution, voter ID and plans to tackle violent crime