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Hunt: NHS has 'responsibility' to help councils Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 11:06 am | By

Health service must ‘help’ with local government’s ‘tough financial settlement’, health secretary says

Ed Miliband

Miliband unveils Labour’s devolution deal Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 1:21 pm | By David Paine

Leaders from ‘major city and county regions’ to attend English-only regional cabinet committees

LGA: Ofsted should be inspected Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 0:01 am | By David Paine

Group calls for an independent review and claims inspectorate is ‘fast becoming a media-driven organisation’


Morbidly obese patients face restrictions under NEW Devon cost cutting plan Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 3:28 pm | By Sarah Calkin

A cash strapped clinical commissioning group plans to limit access to routine surgery for obese patients and suspend funding for some non-urgent procedures in a drastic bid to find £26m of in year savings.

Whitehall 'confused' over school improvement roles, say auditors Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 7:52 am | By Mark Smulian

LGA calls for tougher intervention powers on troubled schools

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'Out-of-London' placements sow division where unity is crucial Subscription Required

30-Oct-2014 | By

LGC’s exclusive research raises the need for better co-operation, writes acting news editor Kaye Wiggins

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Local government has rediscovered its sense of purpose Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 | By Mark Rogers

The sector has regained its confidence and is ready for action, says Birmingham’s Mark Rogers

Miguel Coelho

Barriers to housebuilding are coming under increasing pressure Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 | By Miguel Coelho

Problems of housing affordability are impossible to ignore, says the Institute for Government’s Miguel Coelho

Rachel Tiffen Cipfa

To tackle fraud we must bring every area of public spending under scrutiny Subscription Required

29-Oct-2014 | By Rachael Tiffen

Councils must be honest about the nature and scale of the challenge, says Cipfa’s Rachael Tiffen

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Philip Wroe Sefton MBC

Investing in arts reduces GP demand Subscription Required


Relocating its entire arts-on-prescription service to an arts and culture centre boosted Sefton MBC’s health and wellbeing offer


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Peter Hogg EC Harris

Finding the right partners to drive economic growth


EC Harris’ Peter Hogg on how councils can identify good private sector partners

Paul Bradbury Square

Keeping technology at the forefront of the debate

16-Oct-2014 | By Paul Bradbury

Councils need data and analytics to survive and thrive, says Civica’s Paul Bradbury

Michael White

Stevens skips through the minefield like a bomb disposal expert Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 | By Michael White

The true politician last week was the NHS England chief executive, says Health Service columnist Michael White

Alastair McLellan

Burnham fills in the blanks on 'reform without reorganisation' Subscription Required


If Labour triumph at the election it may well be said it was ‘Andy wot won it’, says Health Service Journal’s Alastair McLellan

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Soumaya Keynes

Public spending cuts are not yet halfway through Subscription Required

29-Oct-2014 7:14 am | By Soumaya Keynes

Unprotected departments could lose £1 in every £3 in the next parliament, writes Soumaya Keynes, a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies

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LGC Innovation Supplement – October 2014

23-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Free your thinking: Local authorities reimagine services

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