William Eichler speaks to Dr Jonathan Carr-West to find out how councils are preparing themselves to deliver two elections in five weeks.
The TaxPayers' Alliance Town Hall Rich List was, as ever, misleading. Heather Jameson points out how chief executives have witnessed their role change dramatically in the last few years.
Conor Leyden argues that creating ‘oven-ready’ sites can help unlock the value in council land assets.
Will devolved decision-making be the cure for the health and social care crisis? Phil Hopes investigates.
Paul Reeve explains why a recent FOI request reveals councils are still not acting on supply chain payment.
Philip Simpson argues that local authorities have a pivotal role to play in curbing the growing volume of food waste generated in the UK.
Mike Stone of Essentia considers how One Public Estate can be a very useful way of kick-starting projects that wouldn’t otherwise have had funding.
Gary Pettengell, founder of Empowering Communities, looks at social prescriptions and asks what they mean for healthcare more broadly.
Ben Bolgar argues that the premise of garden villages will only work if councillors and planning authorities prioritise genuine mixed use communities.
Will the rise of elected mayors lead to a rebirth of local democracy? Neil Merrick investigates.