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  • Moving in to pick up the pieces

    By Heather Jameson | November 21, 2023

    Gavin Jones talks to Heather Jameson about the work that goes into sorting out the aftermath of a s114 notice.

  • Don't call it a comeback

    By Dan Peters | November 16, 2023

    Dan Peters talks to Cllr Rowenna Davis and Mayor Jason Perry about Croydon LBC's improvement journey, and how, in spite of positive signs, there is still much work to do.

  • Keeping the faith

    By Heather Jameson | November 16, 2023

    As local government battles with budgets and rising demand, Heather Jameson spoke to Leeds City Council chief executive Tom Riordan about what he wants to see from the next government.

  • The next level begins

    By Martin Ford | November 15, 2023

    Last month saw the Levelling Up Act receive Royal Assent, but what will that actually mean for local authorities? Martin Ford takes a look.

  • AI: The future for local government

    By Heather Jameson | November 14, 2023

    Last week, Rishi Sunak brought world leaders to Bletchley Park to focus on AI, but what will it mean for councils? Penna and The MJ asked a recent round table just that. Heather Jameson reports.

  • What Katie did next

    By Ann McGauran | November 10, 2023

    Katie Kelly talks to Ann McGauran about why she has broken out of retirement to follow her passion for service and belief in the incredible power that lies within communities.

  • Shaping the post-pandemic workforce

    By Michael Burton | November 8, 2023

    The Society of Personnel and Development Scotland (SPDS), which represents HR professionals across most of Scotland’s 32 councils, meets this week for its annual conference in St Andrews. Outgoing president Jane Fowler and incoming president Elaine [..]

  • Why regional policy failed

    By Ann McGauran | November 1, 2023

    A report looks at the lessons from in-depth interviews with experts on why UK regional policy has been a failure for 40 years. Ann McGauran reports from a fiery panel discussion on the findings.

  • Keeping a closer eye on the data

    By Martin Ford | October 31, 2023

    Are councils making use of data to streamline services? Certainly the Government, in launching Oflog, believes there is more potential. At a recent round table debate data experts from local authorities discussed the challenges. Martin Ford reports [..]

  • Transforming Belfast: the power of innovation-led prosperity

    By Sam Markey | October 25, 2023

    By aligning strategy and investment, Belfast is increasingly globally visible as an innovation economy, says Sam Markey. He outlines the city’s transformation journey.

  • Cracking productivity

    By Chris Murray | October 24, 2023

    The UK’s cities have major untapped potential when it comes to innovation-led prosperity, says Chris Murray. He highlights the possible solutions to help unlock productivity.

  • Required: some real radicalism

    By Dr Simon Kaye | October 24, 2023

    Dr Simon Kaye reflects on the recent round of political party conferences and argues that a coherent vision for the present – or future – of local authorities in England is still missing.