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Better care fund investment returns 'wildly unrealistic', analysis finds Subscription Required

18-Dec-2014 8:06 am | By David Williams

Analysis by Health Service Journal finds one in 10 forecast savings of more than 20%


Sector-led improvement grant cut by 10% Subscription Required

18-Dec-2014 7:04 am | By David Paine

Communities secretary Eric Pickles wants to “explore” opening up improvement service contracts

Districts seek co-operation over tri-county combined authority plans Subscription Required

18-Dec-2014 7:04 am | By David Paine

Leaders of Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe DCs back bid

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Fiscal devolution demands dropped from West Yorkshire bid Subscription Required

18-Dec-2014 7:29 am | By David Paine

Negotiations ongoing after Sheffield City Region wins devolved powers

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DCLG-commissioned study outlines 'sensible savings' Subscription Required

18-Dec-2014 7:32 am | By David Paine

Report released on the day councils expect the latest local government finance settlement

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LGC editor Nick Golding

Fence-sitting ministers must not hold back devolution

18-Dec-2014 | By Nick Golding

LGC editor Nick Golding asks whether counties and districts hatching plans for joint work really can all be the recipients of devolution

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Austerity is at odds with our recycling targets Subscription Required

17-Dec-2014 | By Sally Talbot

Sally Talbot says the growth of recycling has plateaued and cuts will only make things worse

Robin Hambleton, professor of city leadership, University of the West of England, and author of Leading the Inclusive City (Policy Press)

Osborne’s devo deals are centralisation in disguise Subscription Required

15-Dec-2014 | By Robin Hambleton

Robin Hambleton says the chancellor is employing ‘divide and rule’ tactics with city councils

Devolution would help us fix the mismatch between skills and jobs Subscription Required

11-Dec-2014 | By Joanna Killian

Joanna Killian says devolution would help to align education and training with local employers’ needs

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Nigel Watson, assistant director of finance, Ealing LBC

We're investing in our graduates to tackle the austerity challenge Subscription Required


Ealing is developing its own talent to create future leaders and save on potentially expensive recruitment, says assistant director of finance Nigel Watson


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A catalytic role at the heart of the community


Rachel Whitworth on the new role of the local authority

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Our new strategy will help us serve local government better


Serco’s Sean Hanson explains the company’s plans

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The future is cultural shift

11-Dec-2014 | By Nic Paton

While technology enables change, it should not be the focus of change. Optimal service dleivery centres on citizens’s needs. Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable in association with Serco

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Phil Bannister

Technology is part of the solution but not the whole answer

18-Dec-2014 | By Phil Bannister

Serco’s Phil Bannister says councils’ IT departments have moved into the limelight

Sandra Dodd

Sport has a natural place in councils' public health duties

18-Dec-2014 | By Sandra Dodd

Places for People Leisure’s incoming chief Sandra Dodd says cutting physical inactivity can save authorities millions

Tony Travers, director, Greater London Group, London School of Economics

Tony Travers: 2015 presents an opportunity to cull ministerial posts Subscription Required

17-Dec-2014 | By Tony Travers

While local government faces unrelenting cuts Whitehall has not been pruned sufficiently, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

Paul Woods, local government finance adviser, and former treasurer, Newcastle City Council

We need honesty about councils' financial outlook Subscription Required

16-Dec-2014 | By Paul Woods

With the local government finance settlement looming, the public must be given the facts, writes local government finance adviser Paul Woods

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LGC Investment Supplement - December 2014

15-Dec-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

LGC’s regular special report on investment within local government

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Deborah Hindson, interim managing director of oneSource and s151 officer for Newham LBC

How Newham cut fund manager fees by 27% Subscription Required


Deborah Hindson explains Newham LBC’s strategy

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