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I Like Driving In My Car

In David Brownsey-Joyce on April 22, 2011 at 5:50 am

The TaxPayers Alliance has published a report into council mileage allowances and Ministers are jumping on the bash a council allowance bandwagon, David Brownsey-Joyce looks at the report. Read the rest of this entry »

Should the Proposals to Reform Business Rates Go Further?

In Stefan Houghton on April 6, 2011 at 9:35 am

Local authorities do not set business rates, just collect the receipts. Eric Pickles proposes authorities should have more independence in how councils tax and spend, Stefan Houghton thinks he could go further. Read the rest of this entry »

Should Labour Love or Loathe The Big Society?

In Jonny Roberts on February 28, 2011 at 10:02 am

Jonny Roberts writes: “I’ve also been careful not to write off the Big Society – volunteering, mutualism and local democracy are certainly something I support – in this I am certainly not alone. So herein lies Labour’s problem with tackling the Big Society project – should we love or loathe?” Read the rest of this entry »

Local Government Reforms: Only the Beginning

In David Brownsey-Joyce on December 20, 2010 at 9:00 am

David Brownsey-Joyce takes a detailed look at the future for localism with the first reading of the Localism Bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Obviously a Challenge Too Far

In David Brownsey-Joyce on December 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm

News that Camden and Islington Councils would not be pressing ahead with plans to share a chief executive and senior management structure came as a disappointment to Camden resident, David Brownsey-Joyce. Read the rest of this entry »

Is negative the way to win?

In David Brownsey-Joyce on November 2, 2010 at 9:56 am

 

A by-election in Kentish Town brought the best and worst campaign material to David Brownsey-Joyce’s attention. Read the rest of this entry »

Where do you get the time?

In David Brownsey-Joyce on September 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Moira Gibb has announced she is taking over as Chief Executive of both Camden and Islington councils. By David Brownsey-Joyce. Read the rest of this entry »

Picking Up After Ourselves

In David Brownsey-Joyce on September 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

Coming back from a ‘mini break’ David Brownsey-Joyce was horrified to rubbish strewn across his street. What did he do about it? Read the rest of this entry »