Over the course of the summer some seemingly unrelated strands of activity have all made me think about language, writes Jonathan Carr-West; the ways we use it and the ways it uses us.
Jonathan Carr-West found hearing about the challenges and development of local government from various parts of the Commonwealth a strangely familiar experience.
The need for local government’s strategic leadership role is more crucial than ever if we are to move to the “lower tax, higher wage, lower welfare” society the government aspires to.
Everyone's talking about devolution these days. But while there's growing consensus around the principle, there's far less clarity about how it is to be achieved.
Jonathan Carr-West comments on the devolution announcements made in the Queen's Speech.
The General Election result will have been a lot less surprising to anyone who’s been following local government elections over the last couple of years.
Jonathan Carr-West discusses lessons from local government in his article for Compass's report, 'Finding Our Voice: Making the 21st Century State.'
The Budget announcements on greater powers for local authorities demonstrate that the Chancellor and the Treasury are serious about fiscal devolution, writes Jonathan Carr-West in a post that first appeared on Public Finance website.
Child sexual exploitation revelations over the last few weeks have been truly horrific and should give pause to all of us involved in public services.
Jonathan Carr-West's analysis of the Institute for Fiscal Studies spending power of local authorities report.