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.
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Local government must be prepared to take a stand
For councils it is less clear whether the spending flexibility outweighs the reputational onslaught
The lack of esteem in which social workers and directors are held is being replicated across senior management
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It seems inevitable that come the next Parliament the structure of councils will once again come up for discussion
These budget decisions show the level of ambition of councils and their health colleagues
Communities sectretary thwarted by cabinet colleagues
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
The department has criticised LGC’s coverage of its latest spending data. Read my response
I wrote about the spending cuts facing DCLG and local government for the House magazine last November. I thought I’d share my (now slightly historic) piece.
In a recent contribution to the Conservative Home website, one blogger got hot under the collar about reaction to DCLG publishing all spending over £500 – and LGC’s coverage of the story. Always a fan of transparency, it struck me that I should be open about LGC’s approach and our editorial line.
LGC editor Emma Maier watched the events unfold with LGC’s deputy editor (news) Dan Drillsma-Milgrom and the chaps from Future Gov.