London’s self-improvement board (SIB) is trying to help the capital’s local authorities get better through collaboration.
Chair of the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities and leader says the County Councils Network’s new report is balanced ‘for the most part’
As we close out almost a decade of austerity, there have been few crumbs for comfort for local government. Paradoxically, austerity has shown the best of local government.
In the current mood of ‘take back control’, do residents have an appetite for taking back control – and do councils want to give it up?
The waste and resources strategy had the potential to be transformative for councils.
Former manager of the Kent Resources Partnership urges councils to keep sight of the bigger picture
Martin Tett: The public want us to do more on waste Subscription
Local Government Association environment board chairman Martin Tett says additional costs from the government’s waste plans must be covered
Nicola Graham: do not fear the AI revolutionSubscription
Effective handling of technological innovation will depend fundamentally on a strong ethical base with meaningful collaboration and communication, writes Socitm’s president.
This month’s local elections in England and Northern Ireland proved good for smaller and Independent parties and relatively less successful for the major ones. In England, the Conservatives had their worst seats loss since 1995, while Labour also fell back.