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'Dangerous road' being taken on deprivation of liberty

17-Apr-2015 10:21 am | By Sarah Calkin

Leading Court of Protection judge warns the legislation is not being used in the spirit it was intended

Lutfur Rahman

Tower Hamlets hits back at commissioners' claims Subscription Required

17-Apr-2015 10:59 am | By David Paine

Mayor Lutfur Rahman denies there has been an “impasse” in the recruitment of a new chief executive

Ray James

Adass president warns integration will not solve financial woes Subscription Required

17-Apr-2015 10:32 am | By Sarah Calkin

New Adass president Ray James makes his inaugural speech

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shadow communities secretary Hilary Benn

Analysis: Labour prioritises housing but remains vague on funding

17-Apr-2015 8:00 am | By Sarah Calkin

Labour’s manifesto commitments on housing draw heavily on Sir Michael Lyons’ review of housing policy, which shadow communities secretary Hilary Benn described as the “most comprehensive housing plan for a generation” when interviewed by LGC.

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Restored chief launches third restructuring Subscription Required

17-Apr-2015 8:18 am | By Mark Smulian

Harrow’s Lockwood seeks regeneration and commercial emphasis from senior staff

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Analysis: CQC hospital ratings could swing 'must win' election battles Subscription Required

17-Apr-2015 4:46 pm | By Will Hazell

The general election could be decided by Care Quality Commission ratings of seven hospital trusts, analysis by LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal reveals.

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LGC editor Nick Golding

Cross-dressing national politicians should also reward their heartlands with power

16-Apr-2015 | By Nick Golding

The Labour and Conservative leaderships are to be commended for offering devolution to areas in which they are unpopular – but they should realise all councils seek power, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Tony Hunter, chief executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence, and former chief executive, North East Lincolnshire Council

Tony Hunter: Let's think about what wellbeing really means Subscription Required

17-Apr-2015 | By Tony Hunter

Care Act changes are about far more than providing services, says the Social Care Institute for Excellence’s chief executive

Dave West

Dave West: Neither politics nor personality should throw the NHS's plan off course Subscription Required

16-Apr-2015 | By Dave West

Ensuring the NHS Five Year Forward View had the right political impact was always going to be a difficult balancing act

Michael White

Michael White: Who will pay for all these vague election promises? Subscription Required

15-Apr-2015 | By Michael White

With little evidence of how the parties will pay for their vague policy pledges, the big numbers being bandied about on NHS funding may come back to bite us elsewhere in the public spending economy

Stephen Hughes

Business rates should reflect local property values Subscription Required

10-Apr-2015 | By Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes outlines his vision for reform

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LGC roundtable in association with Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton Roundtable April 2015

Learning from the entrepreneurs

2-Apr-2015 | By Nic Paton

Contenders for the LGC Entrepreneurial Council of the Year award shared some important insights at a roundtable before the ceremony. Nic Paton was there to hear them

Elaine Runswick

Our use of data is keeps young people learning and working Subscription Required


Barnet data project helps to target support for young people at risk of becoming Neet


Clive Betts, chair, communities and local government select committee

Inspect all councils over child sex exploitation, say MPs Subscription Required


Report criticises Ofsted performance and questions worth of scrutiny

Roger Stone, former leader, Rotherham MBC

As it happened: Former Rotherham leader quizzed over child sexual abuse scandal Subscription Required


Roger Stone tells communities and local government select committee race did not influence decision making

Alan Wood, president, ADCS, and director of children’s services, Hackney LBC

Alan Wood: We must tackle this culture that allows child sexual exploitation to occur Subscription Required


People fail to report child sexual exploitation because they don’t recognise it for what it is, says the ADCS’s president

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Latest Comment from LGC's Partners

Chris Ginnelly, managing director, Civica Digital Solutions

‘Walking tall again’ with digital ambitions


Civica’s Chris Ginelly on the need to deliver more customer-focused, digitally enabled and efficient services

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Claire Tomlinson

The importance of sharing ideas


Grant Thornton’s Claire Tomlinson on the barriers to loal government collaboration

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LGC's service delivery channel in association with Serco

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Good customer experience can be challenging, but doesn’t need to be cost the earth


Serco’s Business Development Director, Phil Ruston, argues how meeting rising customer expectations doesn’t need to be all encompassing, highly technical or costly

Gareth Moss, strategic partnerships director at Serco

Improving customer journeys


Rachel Dalton talks to Serco’s Gareth Moss about service delivery improvement

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Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher

Smaller parties set for power grab Subscription Required


Psephologists Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher believe the smaller parties could make significant gains in next month’s local elections

Tony Trravers

Lack of radicalism shows parties see councils as agents of Whitehall Subscription Required


The LSE’s Tony Travers is dismayed Labour and the Conservatives are prepared to give Scotland and Wales increased powers but will leave England stuck with centralism

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Graham Allen MP Nottingham North

We must not stand against the tide of history on devolution Subscription Required

17-Apr-2015 | By Graham Allen

The run-up to the election is highlighting the battle between the centralists and the devolutionists, says Graham Allen

Lee Marshall, chief executive officer, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee

We need to be smarter about selling on recycling materials Subscription Required

17-Apr-2015 | By Lee Marshall

Larac’s Lee Marshall says local authorities must learn to deal with inevitable peaks and troughs in the market

Alex Fox, chief executive, Shared Lives

People using public services are not 'customers' Subscription Required

16-Apr-2015 | By Alex Fox

The model we need is collaborative, not transactional, says Shared Lives chief executive Alex Fox

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EXCLUSIVE: Kerslake warns against 'rerun' of austerity drive Subscription Required


Former DCLG chief backs “very different approach” for next five years

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LGC Efficiency Supplement - March 2015

26-Mar-2015 | By Rachel Dalton

Reimagining services: how councils are transforming for the future

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