Opinion

Mending a shattered society

17/10/2019

Local government must be the glue that mends the broken bonds of our communities, writes Donna Hall.

No homeless veterans

14/10/2019

Ed Tytherleigh calls on every single council to identify and refer veterans to appropriate services to ensure there are no homeless veterans.

How local authorities can boost adoption matches

11/10/2019

Sally Beaumont explains how local authorities can boost their adoption matches with Adoption Activity Days.

A targeted approach to tackle homelessness

10/10/2019

The Government's objective of ending homelessness by 2027 can be achieved through a more targeted and long-term approach, experts told Mark Whitehead.

Pledging to make air pollution a national priority

09/10/2019

Cllr Julian Bell explains how the capital's local government is leading the way by raising awareness of air pollution, and tackling it with innovative projects.

Ensuring the best debt collection journey

02/10/2019

Andy Briscoe explains how councils can use data and analytics more effectively to improve the way they collect debt.

Queen's speech: Time to 'reignite the devolution process'?

01/10/2019

The Local Government Association wants more power devolved to local councils, but there's a big question mark at the heart of the policy, says Mark Whitehead

A vision for transparency

30/09/2019

How can technology-enabled integration and data sharing deliver better outcomes for London’s young people? Dave Pether reports.

Facing up the future?

27/09/2019

Sue Chadwick urges local authorities to think hard before using Automatic Facial Recognition technology on publicly owned land and buildings.

Launch of LocalGov Patterns

25/09/2019

Alessandra Canella explains how a new project will help build a shared service pattern library for local government.

We need to modernise and strengthen the electoral machinery

19/09/2019

There should be no doubt that an election is around the corner. When that does come, would electoral officials be ready? Professor Toby James explores.

Fair funding delay

17/09/2019

The delay to the fair funding review can only add to anxiety over the future of local government, says Mark Whitehead

Repairing children’s services is an investment worth making

12/09/2019

Spending more on services to stop the rising costs of taking children into care must be worth the investment, says Heather Jameson.

Alternative lending sources

10/09/2019

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina explores how innovative sources of funding can help solve the UK’s housing shortage.

Energy storage solutions

06/09/2019

Alexandra Hammond explains why battery storage is now a focal element of estates planning in public sector organisations.

Hyper personalisation in local government

15/08/2019

Local authorities failing to provide a hyper personalised experience for their residents will quickly find themselves losing the public trust, argues Matthew Chadd.

Going the extra mile

08/08/2019

Paul Doe explains how local authorities can deliver value to citizens beyond connectivity.

The true potential of 5G for local government

07/08/2019

Iain Shearman warns councils not to overlook security concerns when embracing the next generation network.

New deal to transform the learning disability sector

29/07/2019

Gavin Bashar discusses how assistive technology can make a positive difference to people with learning disabilities.

Open letter to Boris Johnson

25/07/2019

The MJ's editor Heather Jameson asks the new PM a simple question: do you want to fund local government or do you want to scale back services to the basics?

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

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