How can we stop a surge in homelessness across Greater Manchester?
We need to ensure that the steps we take out of the restrictions do not mean pushing people into hardship and homelessness, says Dave Smith, of Stepping Stones Projects.
What future for local government?
A group of local authority chief executives recently held a round table discussion chaired by The MJ’s editorial director Michael Burton on how the sector might look like in 2020. Dave Smith, who convened the group, reports on the conclusions.
Let a thousand flowers bloom for devolution
Too many change programmes fail because there is too much push and not enough pull – not an ideal solution if the Government wants ambition to spring from the bottom up, says Dave Smith
Unlocking the door to economic potential
Dave Smith outlines the importance of Key Cities in generating growth for the nation, ahead of The MJ’s eagerly anticipated Growth Agenda Conference