Despite the current financial pressures, Ewan King argues innovation is needed now more than ever.
October 16, 2017
Paul Hackett comments on the findings of a new Smith Institute report and argues local housing companies are leading the renaissance in council-built homes.
October 10, 2017
Jo Miller outlines the sector's gripes with the rollout of universal credit, and outlines some of the things councils are doing locally to mitigate the impacts.
October 16, 2017
Drawing on his research into metropolitan governance across the globe, Robin Hambleton calls on ministers to refresh their approach to devolution.
October 4, 2017
Ahead of the London Councils Summit in November, Sir Steve Bullock outlines the capital’s homelessness crisis, while Cllr Peter John and Cllr Sean Anstee examine what unites the UK’s cities.
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