Headlines: 22 January, 2015

A report commissioned by the Welsh Government reveals that a reorganization of local government could deter new councillors from standing for election and impact heavily on democratic processes and representation. The report from the Cardiff Business School assesses what impact the introduction of the cabinet system in local government has had on decision-making, democracy, scrutiny […]


Headlines: 15 January, 2015

The Adam Smith Institute has called for the Green belt to be abolished to solve the UK housing crisis. In a new report, The Green Noose, author Tom Papwort, sets out an analysis of Green Belts and proposals for reform. The UK has some of the least affordable housing in the world. Much housing is […]

Feature: 23 January, 2015

Phil Neal talks about some of the essential steps children’s centres can take to help ensure they are meeting the needs of children and families in their community. Recent figures suggest that the demand for services provided by children’s centres is on the increase. The 2014 Sure Start Children’s Centres Census produced by national charity, […]

Abstract: 14 January, 2015

Councils are often being given the cold shoulder in Government discussions about community energy policy, a team of Sheffield Hallam academics has claimed. The team from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research say Government is often switched-off when it comes to how local authorities can support community energy policy – where communities work […]

Review: 8 January, 2015

Mark Gallagher explains how to build teams in a high-pressure, high-stakes environment. Everyone has his or her own personal traits, ambitions, strengths and weaknesses. By investing in our staff and providing equitable support to all we can build a cohesive, motivated team. Motivation is a cocktail, not a straight shot. Money is only one aspect, […]

Review: 31 October, 2014

For more than twenty years, management expert Bruce Tulgan has been asking, “What are the most difficult challenges you face when it comes to managing people?” Regardless of industry or job title, managers cite the same core issues—27 recurring challenges: the superstar whom the manager is afraid of losing, the slacker whom the manager cannot […]

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