Analysis

Council elections: A testing time for party alignments

18/04/2019

Like it or not, the council elections will be dominated by an issue that has nothing to do with local government, says Mark Whitehead.

How digitalisation is transforming Belfast into a leading economy

17/04/2019

Martin McFadyen explores how technical innovation and improved connectivity has helped Belfast and NI transform into a leading knowledge economy with global investment appeal.

Understanding absenteeism and presenteeism in local government

16/04/2019

Has local government found the cure for its absenteeism issues? Louise Chapman reports.

Town hall of the future: bringing together the old and new

15/04/2019

A massive project in south London has transformed a jumble of old offices into a stylish set of buildings combining the traditional and modern to impressive effect. Mark Whitehead finds out more.

Top five priorities to future-proof the public estate

11/04/2019

From income generation to new funding models, Stephen Edgar outlines how directors can future-proof their public estate.

Keeping road networks running

10/04/2019

Manish Jethwa explains how councils can use IoT technology to mitigate the impact of climate change on highways.

Double vision

09/04/2019

Oliver Scutts explains how new ‘3D’ road markings are helping to improve road safety on Westminster’s streets, as part of a project with Westminster City Council and WSP.

How has GDPR impacted local government?

08/04/2019

Jon Fielding explores how local government is coping with GDPR since its introduction last year.

The Golden Record: creating the Smart Council

05/04/2019

Richard Godfrey provides his insight into how councils can maximise the data at their disposal to create the golden record.

Has the Government ‘gone cold’ on the Northern Powerhouse?

02/04/2019

Neil Merrick talks to the Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry about the progress of developments in the North.

The second coming

29/03/2019

Paul Brown explains the grand compromise seeking to make Greater Manchester a top global city region.

Waves of engagement in estate regeneration

28/03/2019

Estate regeneration requires careful and sensitive consideration with close involvement of people living in these areas. Amanda Taylor explains how recent work in Somerset has shown how this approach can deliver better outcomes for everyone.

Supporting people with dementia

27/03/2019

Paul Smith and Francis Philippa explain how four different pilot projects have helped improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.

Airspace development - the way up for affordable housing?

26/03/2019

Deborah Rowntree explores how airspace development can revolutionise affordable housing.

Homelessness Reduction Act: One year on

25/03/2019

Groundbreaking legislation a year ago gave councils new powers to deal with homelessness, but the problem has not gone away, says Mark Whitehead.

Protecting public spaces

22/03/2019

Local Government News finds out why local community organisations and councils must work together to save public spaces.

Basic income pilots

21/03/2019

Gail Irvine finds out how local government in Scotland is leading the way on basic income.

Redefining the shape of local government

20/03/2019

With the new authorities of East Suffolk and West Suffolk launching from next month, what final hurdles do the councils face in coming together? Neil Merrick reports.

In competition with the PWLB

18/03/2019

Christian Wall considers what alternative funding channels are available to local authorities beyond the Public Works Loan Board.

Protection from tenant insolvencies

15/03/2019

Daniel Stern looks at what authorities can do to protect themselves from tenant insolvencies in the retail sector.

Highways jobs

Director of Learning

Camden London Borough Council
Up to £85,850
To be considered for this post we are looking for a degree educated innovative and diligent Director who has previous demonstrable experience. Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Chief Officer

Leeds City Council
Up to £106k
Leeds, a city built on talent! Leeds, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Leeds City Council

Head of Educational Safeguarding and Inclusion

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Up to £61,751
As an experienced educational specialist, with a depth of knowledge, passion and commitment for inclusion you’ll... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Resourcer/Support Officer

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£19,554 - £21,166
You will provide appropriate support to and work alongside a disabled Corporate Policy Officer working within the Strategy and Policy Team.  Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Newly Qualified Children’s Social Worker

London Borough of Bexley
£29,966 inclusive of Choices and Market Premium
If this sounds exciting and reassuring, we want you to get in touch with us! Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The March issue of Local Government News explores alternative funding channels that are available to councils beyond the Public Works Loan Board, what hurdles merging councils face in coming together, and how local government is handling GDPR.

This issue also has a special highways and street lighting section exploring how councils can use lighting to embark on their smart city journey and using IoT technology to weather the storm.

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