Nick Golding is LGC editor.
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The onerous nature of the responsibilities of councils’ most senior managers has been all too apparent in the past week – a week in which they have collectively received a kicking.
Commentary on Jeremy Corbyn’s impact on the forthcoming elections
Commentary on chiefs’ falling pay
Commentary on how a new centrist party could rock local politics
County Councils Network director tells Nick Golding no other counties will issue a section 114 notice
In local government, as in other sectors, it is hard not to feel outrage that women are often paid less than men. Quite simply there should be greater equality of opportunity and equality of reward between the sexes, difficult to interpret as such concepts can be.
Commentary on the forthcoming local elections
Grayling promises to fill ‘4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire’ – and many more elsewhereSubscription
Commentary on the government’s historic pledge that “all road users” will no longer have to “dodge potholes”
A council that should inspire us to think bigSubscription
A commentary on LGC’s awards
One might characterise Gordon Brown as a man who sulked for a decade because he wasn’t prime minister, only to finally enter Number 10 without much idea of what he wanted to do.