Local government got serious about digital in 2014. Next year its leaders need to focus on starting small but thinking big, says Dominic Campbell, director at FutureGov.

A round-up of reaction from local government and beyond to the George Osborne's Autumn Statement.

Steve McIntyre, partner and architect at FaulknerBrowns Architects, discusses Rochdale Borough Council's award-winning Number One Riverside building and how to create a successful civi

Paul Tombs, head of public services and infrastructure at Zurich Municipal, says that with the risk of flooding on the rise, there is a renewed emphasis on the role of the local authority.

When school assessment levels are removed, how do teachers and parents alike monitor a child's strengths and weaknesses? 

English devolution is climbing up the agenda and both main political parties are seem to more decentralisation. Are we on the verge of a new era in local government or another false dawn?

Alex Rabbetts, chief executive of data centre consultancy MigSolv, looks at the "potent" security risks of cloud storage for local authorities.

Mark Johnson, a partner in the Public Services Team at law firm Geldards, considers the issues and challenges facing authorities tasked with securing greater integration of health and social c

Catherine Kift, director and head of local government interim management at Veredus, calls on council executive teams to drive forward change in the digital age. 

James Cleary of Veredus Interim Management examines how the London housing crisis is affecting local government talent strategies. 

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