Local Government Leadership Forum

The Midland Hotel, Manchester 5 - 6 December 2024
Snapshot from The MJ Future Forum North in 2023

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Just months after the general election and weeks after the Autumn Statement The MJ’s popular Future Forum North event for chief executives returns to The Midland Hotel, Manchester on December 5/6 2024. 

We will cover:

  • What does the new government have in store for local authorities?
  • The big challenges facing the new government from devolution, net zero and funding to regeneration and social care.
  • Hear the renowned economist Paul Johnson scrutinize the small print of the Autumn Statement and the state of the public finances.
  • How will the sector will fare under the new government with the Local Government’s Association’s Joanna Killian.


  • Matt Wilton

    Hearing from colleagues in similar and different circumstances, networking, and time out of the usual intensity of the business for thinking Topic-wise, the focus on governance and Monitoring Officer work was especially helpful at this point.

    Matt Wilton Newcastle City Council
  • Clive Heaphy

    The most valuable thing about attending The MJ Future Forum North was the excellent balance of speakers and networking.

    Clive Heaphy Middlesbrough Council
  • Helen Bradley

    The sessions were just the right length and provided the opportunity for some good discussion. The delegates were a friendly crowd too.

    Helen Bradley Durham County Council