Analysis

Garden communities – context and complexities

27/11/2020

David Churchill warns the Local Plan process could potentially cripple the delivering of ambitious long-term development projects.

How local authorities can unlock the potential of data

23/11/2020

Dan Thompson explores how local authorities can tap into the value of the data at their fingertips.

Creating a greener local government

19/11/2020

Mark Doyle, a senior corporate account manager at Gazprom Energy, looks at how to create a greener local government.

Meeting Government green targets: How to stay ahead of the curve

16/11/2020

Jo Mills argues the UK’s green recovery must be at the forefront of the public sector’s agenda to ensure local authorities are on track to meet 2050 net-zero targets

Managing uncertainty - Children’s services and the COVID effect

09/11/2020

Jo Porter outlines what further steps central government and local authorities should take to ensure that the wellbeing of vulnerable children is prioritised if or when referrals spike.

Supporting our young people in the path to economic recovery

03/11/2020

Clare Hatton explains how the West Midlands Combined Authority has made it a priority to support all young people, but especially those not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Making a holistic case for devolution

28/10/2020

Penny Rinta-Suksi argues the Government needs to make a holistic case for devolution, and back it with legislation.

The regeneration of transport-linked land

27/10/2020

Transport-linked land must form an integral part of new local plans, argues Nick Markham.

Taking planning and building control to the cloud

22/10/2020

Elena White explains how Isle of Anglesey County Council has been utilising the cloud to transform its planning and building control applications.

Institutional Blindness – there is a cure

20/10/2020

Scott Dorling outlines some of the key lessons for local authorities in the recent public interest report into Nottingham's governance of Robin Hood Energy Limited.

Three key elements can optimise out-of-area placements for children with SEND

14/10/2020

Professor Sandy Toogood explains what features of provision are required when out-of-area residential school placement is needed for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Automatic planning

13/10/2020

The new reforms mean local authorities need to mobilise, but is this what’s really required? Paul Beaney reports.

The impacts of planning reform on employment land

08/10/2020

Where will the recent and proposed reforms to the planning system take us? Stuart Hardisty reports.

Digitising expense management to drive digital transformation

02/10/2020

David Robinson explains how Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council has updated its expense management process.

How local authorities can make money from energy

28/09/2020

Stephen Stead explains how councils can use their existing assets to generate new revenue streams.

Councils and COVID-19: Preparing for the winter

25/09/2020

Ian Caminsky explores what impact the pandemic has had on employee absence in local government.

Open for business

23/09/2020

Andrew Knowles and Leena Gillespie explain how local authorities can reshape the future of Britain’s challenged high street.

Where do Clean Air Zones fit in the green recovery?

18/09/2020

Laura Thornton and Stuart Thomson, the legal director and head of public affairs respectively at BDB Pitmans, look at Clean Air Zones and the green recovery.

Re-shaping local gov: mobilising the workforce and joining up care

10/09/2020

David McKinney discusses how councils can build on the digital progress they’ve made during COVID-19, and use mobile solutions to move towards true joined-up working.

The LATCo model

03/09/2020

Mark Scott explains how local authorities can deliver profit with a purpose.

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