Barry Quirk, chief executive, Lewisham LBC
Over the next 30 years to 2050, local government managers will need to dramatically develop their capabilities.
A guest commentary tying in with next month’s LGC Summit from the chief executives of Kensington & Chelsea RBC and the RSA
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Most UK cities are focused on how much funding they are likely to lose in the wake of Brexit.
Barry Quirk on what makes cities a success – and how Brexit could affect them
Any review of local government funding must consider the functions of local government, says Lewisham’s Barry Quirk
Barry Quirk points out problems with the government’s business rates reforms
Acting returning officers must provide acute attention to detail and close managerial oversight
Has anyone found an economically respectable argument for supporting social care service costs on a politically frozen local property tax?
Lewisham’s Barry Quirk on achieving scale economies in the largest areas of council expenditure
A focus on public ethics enables councils to balance the rights of individuals and claims of community groups, writes Lewisham LBC chief executive Barry Quirk