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An updated plan for local government role in universal credit contains a disappointing lack of detail about funding, warns Citizens Advice
Ofsted and NAO give mixed scores on education
What is health and social care integration?
Local fight against fraud gets cash boost
Concern has grown over recent months about the detrimental impact of the new Ofsted regime on the quality of children’s services, early signs suggest Westminster is starting to listen
Views from the panel
The party conferences were a mixed bag of announcements already trailed and the slow grinding of the pre-election gears, says Tom Stannard
Latest Comment from LGC's Partners
It is almost a year since the local government sector was first presented with a fresh approach to building leadership across the West Midlands as a response to the new world faced by councils.
In their forthcoming report, Coming of Age - Development of the LGPS, Grant Thornton examine governance arrangements for local government pension scheme funds across the UK
Applications are now open for the Public Service Launchpad Accelerator. There is £9,400 of seed investment on offer per each team founder as well as a total of almost £50,000 follow-on investment awarded at the end of the programme for the best ventures.
The decision to scrap the 2017 deadline for universal credit is to be welcomed, but now councils, departments and voluntary bodies have to work together to implement this reform, writes Gillian Guy
LGC confidence barometer
The consensus behind the principles of the reforms may still be in place, but councils of all sizes and political stripes are beginning toworry
Many individuals and many organisations would like to be thought of as innovative, but in reality rather fewer want to abandon the current way of doing things and strike off in a different direction.