Nick Golding is LGC editor.
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Electoral victory gives no mandate for misogynySubscription
Commentary on female officers speaking out against misogyny
Wigan’s Donna Hall is among chiefs to speak out as calls grow for councils to gain greater powers to sanction members who bully officers or residents
Donna Hall: ‘You’ve got to go for it big style’Subscription
Donna Hall insists the chief executive’s role is solely to provide thought leadership and set the cultural tone, thereby inspiring change by motivating staff and residents
Commentary on a cautionary story from the US which should be heeded by our councils
Welcome to the new LGC magazine. We believe a weightier tome, with more space to explore ideas, challenges and innovations, is the ideal complement to our LGCplus.com online news service, which has an emphasis on rapidly analysing the latest developments.
Commentary on James Brokenshire’s final finance settlement this afternoon
Reaction to the final local government finance settlement
Fair funding review must not drive us apartSubscription
Commentary on the ramping up of the battle for fairness
Many have noted irony in ministers latterly urging caution about commercialism in local government.
Public health should be overseen by the guardian of place, not the guardian of hospitalsSubscription
The suggestion public health should be wrenched away from local government back towards the health service is in keeping with an era in which farce has seemingly become the driving force in national politics.