Analysis

Post-pandemic planning for the core cities

Post-pandemic planning for the core cities
May 19, 2022

Chief executives and directors from the UK’s biggest cities debated their challenges and opportunities in a round table discussion organised by Core Cities UK and The MJ, supported by BT. Paul Marinko reports.

  • Arithmetic matters

    By Ann McGauran | May 18, 2022

    The new director of IPPR North, Zoë Billingham, speaks to Ann McGauran about taking on the role at a time of political and economic turmoil, and gives her verdict on how the Government’s flagship levelling up policy is shaping up.

  • Squaring the circle

    By Ann McGauran | May 11, 2022

    Newly installed Association of Directors of Adult Social Services president Sarah McClinton tells Ann McGauran how she plans to ensure care workers receive the funding they require to do their best.

  • Assessing Prevent

    By Paul Marinko | May 4, 2022

    The voices of Prevent’s detractors have become louder. But, for those with experience of the initiative within local government, cutting councils out of the loop will fail to solve the problems. Paul Marinko reports.

  • Telling London’s story

    By Ann McGauran | May 2, 2022

    There are votes to be had from ‘bashing the city’ and the story that levelling up has to mean taking resources away from London needs to be challenged. Ann McGauran reports from a panel discussion.

 
 

You may have missed

Coming home to Cambridgeshire

Chief executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Eileen Milner talks to Dan Peters about the need to build on the improved partnership working that emerged during the pandemic.

Solving the workload puzzle

The pandemic has sparked a radical change in working patterns. Heather Jameson looks at wheher it would be possible to job share at the chief executive level

Some local lessons from the Far East

Heather Jameson finds that while local government officers in Japan are grappling with similar challenges to those in the UK, there is one stark difference – Japanese authorities have the power to make their own laws and raise their own taxes.

‘Just be kind’

While local government has been distracted by austerity, what has happened to diversity? The MJ, Penna and North West Employers asked HR professionals where they were on equality. Heather Jameson reports.

Retro-fitting councils around the 21st century

The MJ and BT recently conducted a survey of local authority directors to find out how they believe 5G will affect their organisations. The conclusions formed part of the discussion at a roundtable debate. Martin Ford reports.

Moving up to the next level

Earlier this year, Suffolk CC’s peer challenge report said the time was right to drive leadership further, and ‘be bolder’. So how are leader Matthew Hicks and chief executive Nicola Beach faring? Ann McGauran reports

From the archive

Council tax freeze: sector reaction

Public finance experts and top politicians respond to extension of council tax freeze into third successive year.

Bid to win

Wyre Council has made sourcing external support priority, a strategy that is paying dividends, explains Garry Payne

How will local government look in the next five years?

Despite major change in the sector, in-house staff skills remain an obstacle to transformation according to a new survey of chief executives and directors. Michael Burton reports.