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Margaret Hodge MP

MPs warn over future of council services Subscription Required

28-Jan-2015 0:01 am | By David Paine

The Commons’ public accounts committee is calling for a consultation on what services councils should provide in the face of further cuts

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Andy Burnham, shadow health secretary

Labour promises flexibility over plan to boost wellbeing board role Subscription Required

28-Jan-2015 6:25 am | By Sarah Calkin

Accountability and funding concerns emerge after Miliband launches 10-year plan

Ed Miliband

Interview: Ed Miliband on NHS reorganisation, competition and funding Subscription Required

28-Jan-2015 9:15 am | By Dave West

A Labour government would not instigate a ‘top-down reorganisation’ of the NHS as there would be no ‘mandated… one size fits all model’ for achieving its plan for integrating health and social care, Ed Miliband has told LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal.


MPs accuse councils of 'inadequate intervention' in failing schools Subscription Required

28-Jan-2015 11:04 am | By

Authorities have used their ‘democratic mandate’ as a ‘protective cloak for failings’, education committee claims

elderly care

Care funding gap 'will cost a billion next year' Subscription Required

28-Jan-2015 10:30 am | By

Councils will have to divert over a billion from the cost of other services to fund rising cost of care, LGA claims

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Nick Golding , LGC editor

Labour's integration vision must be backed with detail

28-Jan-2015 | By Nick Golding

Key questions about leadership and funding remain, writes LGC’s editor Nick Golding

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Rob Gregory, group manager for neighbourhoods and communities, Great Yarmouth BC

Local parents employed to support troubled families Subscription Required


Great Yarmouth is employing local parents as part of a neighbourhood approach to troubled families


Anthony Zacharzewski, founder of the Democratic Society

The referendum has changed Scottish local democracy Subscription Required

28-Jan-2015 | By Anthony Zacharzewski

The Democratic Society’s Anthony Zacharzewski on the new democratic energy in Scotland

Jim Harker (Con), leader, Northamptonshire CC, and economic growth spokesman, County Councils Network

Tri-county proposals show our readiness for change Subscription Required

27-Jan-2015 | By Jim Harker

Northamptonshire leader Jim Harker says rural economies are about to thrive

David Sparks, chair, LGA

We're telling the next government: No more cuts Subscription Required

26-Jan-2015 | By David Sparks

LGA chair David Sparks has a clear message for the next government

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Keith Ward, audit director, Baker Tilly

Broadening horizons: social impact in action

22-Jan-2015 | By Keith Ward

Baker Tilly’s Keith Ward on the changing economic landscape

Peter Hogg, partner and head of government and municipals sector, EC Harris

Using land and property to power local services

22-Jan-2015 | By Peter Hogg

Local authorities must work their land assets, says EC Harris’ Peter Hogg

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LGC's service delivery channel in association with Serco

Gareth Moss, strategic partnership director for local government, Serco

Can councils succeed where supermarkets have not?


Gareth Moss on new ways of delivering sensitive services

Rachel Whitworth

A catalytic role at the heart of the community


Rachel Whitworth on the new role of the local authority

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LGC roundtable in association with Sanofi Pasteur MSD

Public health two years on

19-Dec-2014 | By Nic Paton

The successes and challenges councils have faced in the wake of the Health & Social Care Act. Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable in association with Sanofi Pasteur MSD

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LGC council tax tracker 2015


Latest updates on council tax proposals from every local authority in England

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Inside Out: Let's see through the politics and religion to stand together Subscription Required


Sir Simon Milton’s response to the London bombings offers us inspiration at times of tension, writes LGC’s secret council chief executive contributor

Health Service Journal editor Alastair McLellan

What role for private providers in the NHS after the election? Subscription Required

25-Jan-2015 | By Alastair McLellan

The new government, whatever its colour, will have to engage the private sector in tackling the backlog of elective referrals, says HSJ’s Alastair McLellan

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Hugh Grover, collective pension investment director at London Councils

London Councils hires Northern Trust for CIV services Subscription Required


Councils make progress with collective pension vehicle

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

The DCLG's spending claims exemplify the culture that has eroded public trust


It would be naive of national politicians to imagine they can disguise the true impact of what has happened, write the LSE’s Tony Travers

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