The MJ's Dan Peters was joined us last night for our live local election coverage. He gives an early morning take on the state of play (this article first appeared on the MJ website this morning). We will be covering the remaining local election results as they come in on…
Consumer Rights have been thrown into the spotlight in the last year more than ever before, but there are still significant gaps in the public’s knowledge when it comes to how to complain, writes Lewis Shand Smith, Chief Ombudsman at Ombudsman Services.
Our public libraries are enormously loved and valued, to the extent that a whopping 265million visits were made to UK libraries last year. Cat Cooper urges great library services to enter the CILIP Libraries Change Lives award.
The fanfare led by George Osborne in relation to the ground-breaking devolution deal given to Manchester and the Northern Powerhouse saw a surge of excitement in the local government community. However, even with the wave of signed deals scepticism remains around what is truly driving this devolution revolution and the…
In February the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment completed nine months of evidence gathering and deliberations and released their report Building Better Places. Matthew Carmona sees an opportunity to create better places for us to live.
New Zealand and England have strikingly different approaches to the role which local government should play in the delivery of major social services. Peter McKinlay looks at the differences - and the similarities.
Arup was commissioned by the Danish public authorities to complete a research study on the opportunity of smart cities for Denmark and the key next steps needed at a national level to bring the country to the forefront of the global smart cities market. Ina Dimireva explains.
How can councils be more innovative? Public Collaboration Lab's Suzanne Griffiths explains why Camden Council is working with the University of the Arts London to find new ways of delivering services - and asks for your help in promoting better partnerships between councils and higher education.
Overcrowding seems to be something we all talk about, but how do we solve the problem or begin to address its effects? Rose La Touche from Camden Council introduces a new project she is running to try to mitigate some of the problems that people living in overcrowded conditions face.
As the Housing and Planning Bill moves through Parliament, we've lined up a series of posts from experts in the sector to give their opinions on what it might entail. The first contribution comes from John Bibby, Policy Officer at Shelter.