Analysis The MJ

20 12 Analysis Analysis


  • Labour set to build like it’s 1945

    By Paul Marinko | June 5, 2024

    As the General Election race kicks into gear, Labour hopes its new towns policy will prove the solution to Britain’s housing crisis. Paul Marinko analyses local government’s hopes and concerns with the party’s plan.

  • Making a resilient start

    By Ann McGauran | May 29, 2024

    Ann McGauran talks to ADEPT’s new president Ann Carruthers about the need for resilience and the increasing challenges for place services as funding continues to be curtailed

  • Truths and consequences behind LURA

    By Martin Ford | May 23, 2024

    The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act finally made it into the statute book, but a raft of big ticket items have yet to be implemented. Will it survive a Starmer Government? Martin Ford reports.

  • MJ Regen: Finding solutions together

    By Heather Jameson | May 21, 2024

    This year’s UKREiiF event is set to premiere a new how-to guide to help public and private sector partners work together. Heather Jameson reports on the brainchild of the recently-formed EG Public Sector Forum.

  • Breaking bullying’s grip

    By Ann McGauran | May 17, 2024

    The acceleration of inappropriate behaviour in town and parish councils is leaving staff in fear for their jobs. Will the Government take action? Ann McGauran reports.

  • The time for answers

    By Cllr Shaun Davies | May 14, 2024

    Last week, The Times used Oflog data to produce league tables, realising local government’s fears over the new watchdog. Local Government Association chair Shaun Davies details his concerns.

  • Top Talent: Arts, culture and heritage

    May 9, 2024

    In its latest Top Talent feature, Starfish introduces the rising stars of local government leading the charge in championing arts, culture and heritage within their communities.

  • The Trump effect

    By Heather Jameson | May 3, 2024

    Sector insiders talk to Heather Jameson about the possible impact this side of the pond of a second victory for Donald Trump, including less cash for public services and a push to boost local economies.

  • Telling social care’s story

    By Melanie Willilams | May 1, 2024

    As adult social care directors gather in Bedfordshire this week for the ADASS Spring Seminar the association’s new president Melanie Williams sets out her plans for the year ahead.

  • Call for action on the adult care workforce

    By Ann McGauran | April 25, 2024

    Ensuring care staff gain parity of esteem with the NHS and are valued by the public top the wish list for Association of Directors of Adult Social Services’ workforce lead Carolyn Nice. Ann McGauran reports.

  • Healing the sector’s crisis with respect

    By Paul Marinko | April 23, 2024

    As veteran leader Ruth Dombey steps down at the Lib Dem’s longest-held council she makes a plea for a ‘grown-up’ relationship between Whitehall and town halls. Paul Marinko reports.

  • Fighting for the children

    By Ann McGauran | April 19, 2024

    Incoming president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Andy Smith, talks to Ann McGauran about the optimism and opportunities he sees as the organisation tackles the challenges ahead for children and young people.