Emma Maier is editor of LGC. She was previously deputy editor of social workers' magazine Community Care, and before that of Third Sector, the news magazine for voluntary sector chief executives. As a freelancer writer, Emma has written for a diverse range of magazines, from Health Service Journal to Woman&Home. She has also worked in the charity sector as deputy editor of Voluntary Sector, the magazine of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. She is the co-author of a book titled "The Good Giving Guide: A supporter's guide to charities and campaigning". Emma has a special interest in online journalism, and tweets at twitter.com/emmamaier.
The new council tax funding pot is a sticking plaster solution. It is another sad example of guided localism
London chief to move boroughs
Local government is facing the most significant budget cuts in recent history just as technology is creating a technological and social revolution
- Failings of the regional growth fund
- LGC View - Solace Summit
- LGC View - Improvement and leadership
- Pickles stays but Lansley goes
- Responsibility and accountability lying with councils
- Recalibrating public expectations
- Business rate retention
With its strange jargon, and @ and #, Twitter might be seen as exclusive, and many local government people are nervous about joining up. So I’m asking those who tweet to help put together a guide for their peers.
In the past seven working days there have been no fewer than ten job announcements at senior level. Who are they and what does it mean?
What skills and attributes will the chiefs and senior officers of tomorrow require? I asked local government people on Twitter to help compile a list
- DCLG must play fair with figures
- DCLG cuts
- The transparency agenda: LGC's editorial line
- Election night at The Hub, Kings Cross