Much has been written about how ‘whole place’ community budgets are being received in Whitehall. But what does a community budget actually look like?
The Budget confounded expectations on city deals. What can we learn from Greater Manchester’s success?
Ministers’ conduct over councils’ decision on whether or not to put up council tax has been shabby - my lead article from last week’s magazine
My column from this week’s magazine feature on councils that have done away with - and then reinstated - the role of chief executive
Local government has plenty to be negative about as it enters 2012. But the ambition of the community budget pilots is outstripping that of the government.
With further cuts heading local government’s way, perhaps it’s time for the sector to rethink its lobbying strategies - my leading article on the autumn statement from this week’s magazine
My LGC View column from this week’s magazine feature on the interim report of Darra Singh’s Riots, Communities & Victims panel