The greater flexibility that devolution has brought to Wales exposes the shortcomings of England’s approach to economic development, says Matthew Jackson
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Broad-based regeneration schemes are now over, but for how long? Clare Goff discovers some believe the consequences will be too severe not to bring them back
You will have been told that a member’s job is to make decisions while officers carry out the operational detail. That may be an ideal but it is largely a myth. The next time a member of the public rings to say their bin has not been collected try telling them it’s an operational matter.
Major investment in infrastructure is needed to achieve the local economic growth sought by UK government and councils will require a new range of measures to make this happen, says Tom Symons
We’re getting older – the sooner politicians recognise that and set about changing attitudes the better, says Hilary Burrage
Old age has been creeping up on us for a while. But are central and local government responding to the UK’s ageing population? Jessica Smith and Sarah Longlands report
Is it possible for a council to avoid cutting staff, maintain local services and keep funding the voluntary and community sector? Manjeet Gill reckons you can – and achieve a whole lot more. Austin Macauley meets her
Following the launch of JRF’s housing market taskforce, Mark Stephens explains its vision for a socially sustainable housing market
Our current system leaves local authorities at the whim of the government in power at any given time, without any recourse to effectively argue their corner. Tackling this issue is more relevant now than it has been in the past, because a new stage in the relationship is developing...
Understanding how people and groups are networked to each other within an area can help plan for a more stable future. Clare Goff and Nicola Headlam look at a new tool designed to test the strength of these connections