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Local Government: The Fight of survival

In George O'Keefe on May 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm

George O’Keefe spent the recent election day on the streets, canvassing, polling, rushed off his feet. Here he tells the story of his day, and why doorstep politics is so important. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

Sort it out or pay the price

In David Brownsey-Joyce on March 23, 2011 at 7:29 am

David Brownsey-Joyce was shocked to hear of plans by one London council to fine its own residents up to £1,000 if they fail to recycle properly and fears that his council may introduce this policy next. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the Point of the Census?

In David Brownsey-Joyce on March 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

Whilst David Brownsey-Joyce was filling out his questionnaire for this decade’s census he wondered what the real point of it was. Read the rest of this entry »

To Tweet Or Not To Tweet, That Is The Question

In David Brownsey-Joyce on March 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

A little fun this week from David Brownsey-Joyce who has mapped out all those councillors who have been caught out on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

Budget Cuts: The time for talking is over

In David Brownsey-Joyce on February 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

The open letter sent by Liberal Democrat councillors to The Times last week is too little too late to change the way forward, it’s time to dig in and get on with the job of reducing the deficit, according to David Brownsey-Joyce. Read the rest of this entry »