Analysis

Declaring a climate change emergency

09/08/2019

Local authorities can play a key role in tackling climate change – and there is plenty for them to do. Never before has thinking globally and acting locally been more important, says Mark Whitehead.

Making innovation possible

02/08/2019

John McMahon explains why standards drive innovation and user experience.

Rethinking the town centre

31/07/2019

Andrea Arnall explains how local authorities can maximise the potential of town centre regeneration and attract investment.

In a nutshell: the 2020-21 local government pay claim

29/07/2019

Mark Whitehead explores the context behind the union's bid for a 10% pay increase for council staff.

Learning from Leeds

26/07/2019

Joanne Volpe the best of giving people the information they need to find a home right for them.

A pay rise for local government workers?

25/07/2019

Local government workers are doing overtime on 'an industrial scale’. Mark Whitehead looks at what unions are doing to address this.

Local government's relationship with Extinction Rebellion

23/07/2019

Several cities throughout the UK have been hit by protests involving climate change protestors. Mark Whitehead assesses how councils are dealing with it.

Vaux: Transforming Sunderland

18/07/2019

The iconic Vaux Brewery site in Sunderland has been transformed into THE BEAM: a mixed use hub in the heart of the city centre.

Harnessing the best of the West

18/07/2019

Ann McGauran reports on the launch of Metro Dynamics’ report making the case for the creation of the UK’s next wealth generator – the Great Western Powerhouse

How cities can use the circular economy to benefit their citizens

17/07/2019

Joke Dufourmont outlines the three key ways local authorities can attract jobs, investment and social capital in their local circular economy.

How South Tyneside became Co-operative Council of the Year

16/07/2019

An unusual way of providing public services has proved successful in an area hit by unemployment and huge cuts in government funding, as Mark Whitehead found out.

Harnessing the power of modular

15/07/2019

Adam Cunnington explains how local authorities can harness the power of modular to become a key player in helping to solve Britain’s housing crisis.

A war on pesticides?

10/07/2019

With 40 councils now banning the use of Roundup over safety fears, Mark Whitehead finds out why the debate on using chemicals to kill weeds continues to rage.

A platform-first approach

09/07/2019

Craig White, business development director at Arcus Global, looks at digital transformation across the local government sector.

Forced into aggressive debt collection?

08/07/2019

With more households falling behind in council tax payments, are councils becoming too aggressive in the way they collect arrears? Neil Merrick investigates.

Our school places challenge

05/07/2019

A new report has warned the UK needs more than 600 new schools by 2022 to meet demand. Mark Robinson explores how local authorities can address the school place shortfall.

A licence to let

04/07/2019

With the government’s recent focus on regulating the private rented sector, Neil Merrick explores how councils are using licensing scheme to tackle rogue landlords.

Hedging the currency risk

02/07/2019

Following the recent news that Croydon Council is considering hedging the currency risk in its pension fund, Jackie Bowie offers her view on optimal strategies to achieve the best outcome.

Northern Powerhouse: The first five years

01/07/2019

The Northern Powerhouse has celebrated its fifth birthday. But what is it, and what has it achieved? Mark Whitehead investigates.

The future of town halls

28/06/2019

Jamie Coath explains how councils can unlock the potential of town halls to deliver social value and revenue.

Highways jobs

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Cheltenham Borough Council
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Essex County Council
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Assistant Director

Hounslow London Borough Council
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Working across a wide range of high profile direct services, the emphasis for this role is on partnership working. Hounslow (City/Town), London (Greater)
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Assistant Director

Hounslow London Borough Council
Up to £82k
You’ll lead a team that is growing in order to enhance and amplify our impact. Hounslow (City/Town), London (Greater)
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Public Health Consultant

Redbridge London Borough Council
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Forward thinking and ambitious Consultant in Public Health to work on an exciting portfolio including further developing our public health work. Lynton House
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Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The June issue of Local Government News contains the full details of all the winning schemes in the 2019 Street Design Awards. From Children's Play to Pedestrian Environment, find out who has been recognised for their innovation and use of best practice.

This issue also explores how local government pension funds can hedge currency risk, how councils can best address the shortfall in school places, and an update on the number of authorities banning the use of Roundup over safety fears.

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