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.
The County All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) launched its second inquiry report "The State of Care in Counties: The Integration Imperative" this week with support from the LGiU and County Councils Network (CCN). Our full analysis here.
Congratulations to this year’s LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Award winners and to all those who were shortlisted and nominated.
A more decentralised politics and economy are not just a nice to have alongside core political objectives like growth and public service reform; they are how you achieve those objectives.
Our full analysis of the 2015 LGiU/MJ survey results on the state of local government finance. Jonathan Carr-West provides his commentary.
Upcoming local elections will see new councillors elected, new administrations forming and members taking on new portfolios. They will immediately be immersed into the frantic day to day life of a busy council, but if and when they get a chance to pause and look around them, what is the…
With local elections almost upon us it’s hard not to be drawn into speculation about the results. Rather than offering predictive hostages to fortune, however, we think it’s more helpful to try and draw out some of the key questions into which these elections might give us insight 1)…
What's next for localism? Jonathan Carr-West spells out a vision for synaptic public services, where councils shift from doing things to making things happen.