Analysis The MJ

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  • Devolution is my ‘unfinished business’

    By Heather Jameson | October 11, 2021

    Pat Ritchie is leaving her role as chief executive of Newcastle City Council after more than eight years at the helm. She talks to Heather Jameson about her legacy and what she sees as her three key achievements.

  • Let’s ditch ‘panel game’ funding

    By Ann McGauran | October 8, 2021

    Cllr John Merry talks to Ann McGauran about how Key Cities are faring as they look towards recovery, and says he’s approaching the White Paper on levelling up with an ‘open-minded spirit’.

  • Putting it right

    By Ann McGauran | October 7, 2021

    What does the future hold for children’s social care and what are the priorities for reform? Ann McGauran reports from a Westminster Education Forum conference.

  • Families under pressure

    October 5, 2021

    As energy and food costs soar and pandemic financial support comes to an end, Chris Mahony asks what impact the pressures on low income families will have on stretched local authorities.

  • A familiar face in a beefed-up role

    September 29, 2021

    As Michael Gove steps intro the newly-styled Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Heather Jameson charts his rise and realism on tackling the country’s current challenges.

  • ‘Dig deep and continue’

    September 27, 2021

    A ‘huge’ unvaccinated group of six million adults and deepening inequalities are among the risks as communities begin to move towards economic and social recovery. Ann McGauran reports.

  • The deal decision

    By Dan Peters | September 15, 2021

    The MJ rounds up the current state of play on devolution in England. Dan Peters reports.

  • The people have spoken

    By Heather Jameson | September 15, 2021

    Engaging with the public to gauge local priorities, Newham LBC’s first permanent Citizens’ Assembly saw members get to grips with the issues and offering practical recommendations and a good steer about what really matters. Heather Jameson reports.

  • County deals are ‘absolutely the answer’

    By Ann McGauran | September 15, 2021

    Tim Oliver takes over this week as the new chair of the County Councils’ Network. He talks to Ann McGauran about devolution deals – and says unitarisation is ‘pretty much dead in the water’.

  • Delivering the prize

    By Ann McGauran | September 15, 2021

    Nottinghamshire CC has been ‘beckoned through the door’ to express an interest in an early devo deal, says council leader and MP Ben Bradley. What does he hope could be achieved for the county and the wider regional economy? Ann McGauran reports.

  • Dissecting dysfunction

    By Dan Peters | September 7, 2021

    Could anything have been done by the sector or the Government to draw Croydon back from downfall? Dan Peters speaks to leader Cllr Hamida Ali and chief executive Katherine Kerswell.

  • Building wealth from within

    By Tom Lloyd Goodwin | August 18, 2021

    Tom Lloyd Goodwin traces community wealth-building from its origins 13 years ago to the present, to both deepen understanding of the approach and inspire the uninitiated to take their first steps.