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Jim O'Neill

Leaders told: Get out of your comfort zone

22-Oct-2014 10:11 am | By David Blackman

City Growth Commission sets out timetable for devolution of more powers to metro-wide authorities

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Clegg: It's hard to underestimate better care fund's importance Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 8:00 am | By Shaun Lintern

Deputy prime minister tells HSJ he will argue for extra NHS funds for 2015-16

North-east authorities seek bus regulation powers Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 11:43 am | By David Paine

Combined authority argues ‘free market’ is failing

Cheryl Coppell, chief executive of Havering LBC

Havering chief set to go part-time Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 11:24 am | By Kate Youde

Council will discuss proposals for Cheryl Coppell to work a three-day week

Sarah Norman, Dudley MBC

Dudley names new chief executive Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 12:30 pm | By David Paine

Proposals to create a combined authority in the West Midlands at the top of new chief’s agenda

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Pay rise cannot mask the pain for staff

16-Oct-2014 | By Nick Golding

Any respite for staff offered by the prospective local government pay deal will be short-lived, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Peter Fleming

Data is key to improving public services Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 | By Peter Fleming

The LGA’s Peter Fleming on a pilot to improve performance benchmarking

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Devo-max is not just about Scotland Subscription Required

21-Oct-2014 | By Dick Sorabji

Cities and regions must describe their ambition and this must now be more than local government plus, says London Councils’ Dick Sorabji

Sue Higgins

DWP must tackle fraud and error in housing benefit

20-Oct-2014 | By Sue Higgins

Sue Higgins says NAO’s report on housing benefit uncovers DWP failures

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Chris Bally, Suffolk CC

We aim to create a single public sector delivery body Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

Suffolk partnership has agreed the principles to ensure real collaboration

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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

Lindsey Cooper Baker Tilly

A soft landing: preparing your suppliers for budget cuts

25 September 2014 | By Lindsey Cooper

Local authorities can take steps to ease the pain for all concerned, says Baker Tilly’s Lindsey Cooper

Financial complexity can prove a 'useful distraction' Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 | By Tony Travers

When the public cannot reasonably know the facts, ministers can avoid spelling out the consequences of their actions or inaction, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

Inside Out: I'm on a plain English crusade Subscription Required

21-Oct-2014

Talking gobbledegook can be a way of hiding the unpalatable, writes LGC’s insider

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Jonathan Magee, Hay Group

2020 vision of local government

16-Oct-2014

An LGC survey in association with Hay Group reveals expectations of staff cuts and increased partnership working by 2020, writes Rachel Dalton

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LGC Investment Supplement – September 2014

14-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

LGC’s regular special report on investment within local government

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