The MJ Future Forum

The government’s priorities for local government

With his big new Commons majority bolstered by former Labour heartland areas in the Midlands and the North Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now in a position to mould his new administration in his own light. Will there be a return to a more one-nation Conservatism? More devolution is expected to be high on the agenda as is housing, education, infrastructure investment and social care reform while a Budget is planned for February. In our popular invite-only 24-hour annual event for local authority chief executives top speakers will give their views on the direction of travel for the new administration and its implications for local government as well as discuss ongoing challenges like children’s services and revenue funding.

Speakers so far include:

Gareth Davies, Comptroller & Auditor General, National Audit Office
Dr Nicola Millard, Principal Innovation Partner, BT
Emran Mian, Director General, Decentralisation and Growth, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Katie Perrior, former Director of Communications to the PM, No 10 Downing Street and Chair, iNHouse Communications (invited)
Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies 
Catherine Frances, Director General, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government and Public Services (invited)
Tony Hunter, Chair, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Chief Executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence
Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Local Government Association (invited)

The forum is an invite only 24-hour seminar for council chief executives on the agenda for local government and gives them the opportunity to step away from the cares of the day job and consider some of the major issues affecting the sector.



What visitors had to say about the MJ Future Forum:

"A must attend event for senior officers in local government."
Deputy Chief Executive - Newark & Sherwood District Council

"A very compact event, the networking alone can make the time investment worthwhile."
Chief Executive - Gloucestershire County Council

"Compelling and insightful speakers, stimulating and thought provoking debate, coupled with high level networking, a must for your diary."
Chief Executive - Luton Borough Council