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Flatter management structure sought
Combined authority chair Lord Peter Smith says dedicated “specialist staff” are needed to deliver the region’s £1bn devolution deal
Labour would order an investigation into whether directors of public health have “sufficient influence” in their council if the party wins May’s general election.
Trade union members working for Kier May Gurney (KMG) on the North Somerset Council recycling contract have voted to strike, LGC’s sister title Materials Recycling World reports.
Health and IT professionals remain deeply sceptical that the NHS can be paperless by 2018, two years after health secretary Jeremy Hunt unveiled the ambitious target, exclusive research carried out by LGC’s sitster title Health Service Journal has found.
Key questions about leadership and funding remain, writes LGC’s editor Nick Golding
Blackburn with Darwen BC facilitates local businesses’ funding of a 365-day-a-year youth zone to turn Neets into leaders
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Andrew Cozens calls on the sector to recognise its own intrinsic worth
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LGC's service delivery channel in association with Serco
Ted Cantle says the government’s consultation on Prevent will do little to protect against terrorism
With major service change ahead, cutting funds to patients’ groups is a false economy, writes Healthwatch England chief executive Katherine Rake
Council tax tracker
Special Feature: Council tax
Ministers are for the fifth year in succession offering a cash incentive for council tax to be frozen – but more than 40% of councils still plan to raise taxation levels. Kaye Wiggins investigates
Investment: Special section
Government responds to local authority fears over new pension governance structures