Analysis

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.

Handling telephone payments – is your council compliant?

13/03/2019

Geoff Forsyth outlines his top five tips to help councils take incoming payments securely.

How technology could help detect social care fraud

12/03/2019

Julian Pilling explains how councils can better protect themselves against fraud committed by carers.

Preventing urban crime through environmental design

07/03/2019

Gavin Hepburn outlines the four main principles of crime prevention through environmental design.

Councils shouldn’t be chastised for acting commercially

04/03/2019

Any new measures to control council’s commercial investments must recognise it is now a necessity for local authorities under financial pressure, argues Weightmans’ Simon Goacher and Clive Bleasdale.

Spending review: Councils braced for further austerity

01/03/2019

Councils are under financial pressure as never before and will need all the optimism they can muster to deal with it, says Mark Whitehead.

How digitisation will put the human into HR

27/02/2019

Simon Fowler explains about how local government employee engagement can be supercharged by HR professionals learning to harness data and technology.

Sexual harassment is everyone's problem, not just the rich and powerful

22/02/2019

Is local government failing to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace? Mark Whitehead investigates.

Public audit will soon need a spring clean

21/02/2019

John Tizard and David Walker make the case for a new way of auditing how public money is spent that uses evidence before spending decisions are made.

What is the future of adult social care?

20/02/2019

Camille Leavold reviews the findings of the LGA green paper and ponders the future of adult care services.

Birmingham's winter of discontent

15/02/2019

With a series of one-day strikes to go ahead in Birmingham, Mark Whitehead explores what led to this long-running dispute over waste collection.

Standards of conduct in local government

13/02/2019

Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy explore why there could be major changes ahead to the regime for monitoring the standard of conduct of members of local authorities in England.

Involving young people in local democracy

08/02/2019

With less than 1% of councillors being under the age of 25, just why is it so hard to get younger people to stand for election? Mark Whitehead investigates.

Dorset’s achievement in a world transformed

07/02/2019

Andrew Flockhart shows how officers and members throughout Dorset worked together – despite a host of challenges – to be ready for the transformation on 1 April from nine councils to two unitary authorities.

How can local authorities successfully and sustainably tackle homelessness in their area?

31/01/2019

Victoria King Lowe explores how local authorities can work with partners to attract additional funding and implement cost-effective solutions that can reduce rough sleeping and homelessness.

The risk of pipe and cable strikes

29/01/2019

Richard Broome draws on data from the company’s recent Digging Up Britain report to highlight how common a problem asset strikes and looks at what local government should be doing to stop them from happening.

Highways jobs

Change Lead, Adult Social Care & Health

London Borough of Bexley
£41,205 - £48,069
We are currently seeking an experienced Change Lead to work on our Adult Social Care Services’ transformation programme. Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Deputy Team Manager

Brent Council
£41,847 - £44,691 p.a. inc.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Hospital Discharge Team (HDT) for an experienced Social Worker. Wembley, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Highways Estimator

Ringway
Competitive Salary
As the Highways Estimator you will join a busy environment and become an integral part of the team. Hounslow (London Borough), London (Greater)
Recuriter: Ringway

Joint Strategic Director of Commissioning 

West Sussex County Council
circa £130,000 per annum
The post holder will be able to demonstrate an understanding and embrace the opportunity to address the health... West Sussex
Recuriter: West Sussex County Council

Head of Lifelong Services

West Sussex County Council
up to £85,000 per annum
The Head of Lifelong Services will lead and deliver a new, co-produced, integrated and whole life approach and service working with people... West Sussex
Recuriter: West Sussex County Council

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The December issue of Local Government News looks at the consequences a council may face if it is unable to provide statutory services, the launch of Liverpool’s housing company and how councils can best manage roles in local authority companies.

It also has a special section on green building and energy efficiency including what funding is available to enable councils to deliver heat networks and how councils can pay for ‘smart buildings’.

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