Opinion

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?

Data sharing arrangements

18/07/2019

Lowri Phillips explains what public bodies should do to meet their legal obligations and minimise the risks.

Setting the standard

18/07/2019

Terry Coyle explains why it makes sense to work with a company that has its management system and auditor competency processes approved by UKAS.

The biodiversity challenge

17/07/2019

Alex Robinson explains lessons for councils and their partners from Oxford City Council and Grosvenor’s approach at their Barton Park development.

Five ways local government can reap the rewards of RPA

08/07/2019

Councils should be sceptical about automation...and then get on and use it, says James Herbert, non-executive director at human+

The power of the community

05/07/2019

Tony Armstrong writes about why and how we must commission public services locally, and the growing Keep it Local movement.

Fixing the plumbing

04/07/2019

With many councils often locked into large legacy IT systems, Dominic Baggott explains why the new local digital fund will help councils move in the right direction.

Ambitious for adoption

03/07/2019

Dr Carol Homden argues the closure of the Adoption Register for England means all parts of the system must work together to ensure the best possible service to children.

For local authorities, the social care crisis is about more than money

02/07/2019

David Cundy explains why reducing demand for social care means supporting people to age well.

Rebalancing the economy: our time is now

27/06/2019

Nigel Wilcock calls for a different approach to tackle regional imbalances in economic growth.

How councils can transform neglected town centres

25/06/2019

Karle Burford discusses how local authorities can utilise effective placemaking and masterplanning to succesfully regenerate neglected town centres.

Local government workers deserve thanks

21/06/2019

Civil service workers are under-appreciated and it’s time to change that, says Heather Glanville of Boundless, the membership club for public sector workers.

Measuring success is more than just boosting GDP

20/06/2019

The past decade in local government has been dominated by pushing forward local economies, with subtle shifts in focus, but tirelessly chasing GDP, says Heather Jameson. But is there a new way?

Regional inequality and later life

18/06/2019

Amy McSweeney explains why action is needed to tackle the regional economic imbalance.

Councils and the complexities of cloud migration

17/06/2019

Richard Blanford explains why cloud adoption is naturally slower in local government.

A crackdown on sexism is the first step towards equality

14/06/2019

For a senior woman in local government to be subjected to comments about her 'good breeding hips' is appalling, says Heather Jameson - and 'let's not even get started on BAME representation'.

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Declaring a climate change emergency

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.
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