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The pressures facing local authority statutory officers are now greater than ever. Simon Goacher argues that tinkering with protection rules in recent years has undermined these vital positions.
As a turbulent 2016 draws to close what are the legal issues which loom on the 2017 horizon for local authorities?
Will government demands for elected mayors in devolution deals survive in the post-Brexit shake-up and how will the agenda be shaped by the referendum result? Simon Goacher looks at the evidence.
Devolution is an idea whose time has come. But does anyone understand quite what that idea is? Simon Goacher investigates.
Following suggestions the availability of postal voting on demand leaves the electoral system open to fraud, what will this mean for the forthcoming local government elections?