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20 12 Analysis Analysis


  • Flood prevention the holistic way

    By Nick Fraser | August 21, 2019

    Heavy flooding and the activation of the emergency Bellwin scheme saw North Yorkshire CC calling for the system of Government support for councils to be overhauled. Nick Fraser believes a holistic approach will improve flood risk management

  • Fuelling the future

    By Hiba Mahamadi | August 16, 2019

    Hiba Mahamadi looks at how the two councils who have stepped in to the energy market have fared so far and at whether the future lies in striking up white label partnerships.

  • Road to recovery

    By Dan Peters | August 13, 2019

    Dan Peters assesses the options available to local authorities as many begin to struggle with schools grant deficit recovery plans.

  • Finding the skills for a full house

    By Martin Ford | July 29, 2019

    Martin Ford reports on a round table hosted by Penna, discussing the role of local government in helping deliver the Government’s ambitious targets for new housing.

  • It’s time to get to work

    By Heather Jameson | July 24, 2019

    Heather Jameson assesses the growing to-do list facing the sector as a new government takes shape, with Brexit still looming in the background.

  • Bringing new members up to speed on funding

    By Ann McGauran | July 24, 2019

    England’s new cadre of councillors need to navigate a perfect storm of financial challenges. How can finance directors help them cope successfully with the complexities they face? Ann McGauran reports

  • Driving the Midlands Engine

    By Heather Jameson | July 22, 2019

    The West Midlands is the fastest-growing City Region outside London. Its Combined Authority chief executive, Deborah Cadman, is determined to push it further to boost the UK economy post Brexit. Heather Jameson reports

  • The new kids on the block

    By Sam Clayden | July 22, 2019

    Now the six regional metro mayors have been elected they must deliver devolution. Sam Clayden reports.

  • ‘Extraordinary pressures’ call for extraordinary resilience

    By Ann McGauran | July 22, 2019

    Penna’s latest annual survey of chief executives, in partnership with The MJ, highlights their latest perspectives and organisational priorities. Ann McGauran looks at the results.

  • Harnessing the best of the West

    By Ann McGauran | July 18, 2019

    Ann McGauran reports on the launch of Metro Dynamics’ report making the case for the creation of the UK’s next wealth generator – the Great Western Powerhouse

  • Showtime by the seaside

    By Michael Burton | July 17, 2019

    Ministers, mandarins, town hall, Whitehall and more all met in Bournemouth last week for the Local Government Association conference. Michael Burton reports on the highlights

  • Home visits pilot moves to next phase

    By Ann McGauran | July 15, 2019

    A study from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IfS) says a small-scale pilot home visiting intervention in Peterborough for young children in disadvantaged families is showing promising results. Ann McGauran reports.