Analysis The MJ
July 2, 2020
Cllr Gavin Harding MBE became the first person with a learning disability to be employed by NHS England. He says councils could do more to employ learning-disabled people in ‘serious roles’. Ann McGauran reports.
June 27, 2020
COVID-19 may have had an impact on the work programme, but boss of the National Audit Office Gareth Davies says he is ‘determined’ the scrutiny body will have more of an influence on value for money. Dan Peters reports.
June 23, 2020
Anger and tumult have exploded around the world following the death of George Floyd. Ann McGauran reports on the effects of the waves of protest and how councils are working to ease tensions.
June 15, 2020
In our first virtual round table alongside recruiters Faerfield, chiefs from across the sector talk to Heather Jameson about the opportunities ahead to ‘build back better’ and reshape public services.
June 10, 2020
Local government needs to reach out to others to support a campaign for Government to meet its duty to fund local authority shortfalls, says John Tizard.
June 5, 2020
After working with councils to get thousands of rough sleepers off the streets, Dame Louise Casey tells Heather Jameson about the next task - ending rough sleeping for good.
June 1, 2020
The money announced for testing, tracking and tracing is welcome, but it will be pretty thinly spread across local government, argues Professor Donna Hall. Councils need to be properly funded to do this properly.
May 21, 2020
The Government is looking for ‘shovel-ready capital projects’, says public corporation LCR. Peter Hawthorne and Nick Markham talk to Ann McGauran about how councils can work with them to deliver transformational schemes around train stations.
May 19, 2020
Already cash-strapped following a decade of austerity, councils now face fighting a national crisis on a basic budget with their financial futures left in the balance. Heather Jameson reports.
May 13, 2020
RVS has provided a radical way to mobilise a volunteer army to help councils and the NHS provide support during the pandemic using the GoodSAM app. Rebecca Kennelly talks to Ann McGauran.
May 12, 2020
Craig Cusack and Rob Powell talk to Ann McGauran about how Warwickshire CC’s transformation programme meant it was ‘pretty much ready for the pandemic when it arrived’.
May 6, 2020
Views are mixed on how local resilience forums have performed during the COVID-19 emergency. Have austerity, Brexit planning and central Government’s original command and control approach taken their toll? Dan Peters reports.