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Iain Duncan Smith

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30-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Paul Gosling

Work and pension’s secretary’s revelation sparks concern over ‘over-ambitious’ IT system

Voters overwhelmingly reject joining city

30-Sep-2014 10:56 am | By Mark Smulian

East Riding parishes spurn Hull with 96.5% of voters rejecting move

Carole Hudson St Helens

Long-serving chief to leave

30-Sep-2014 10:59 am | By Mark Smulian

St Helens’ Hudson set to retire in March

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Nick Golding

Co-operation is key as referendum offers new opportunities

25-Sep-2014 | By Nick Golding

Councils must work together to identify an appropriate model of devolution for their area, says LGC editor Nick Golding

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The government must help us break down barriers to data sharing Subscription Required

30-Sep-2014 | By Stephen Curtis

There has to be a multi-agency approach to information sharing, says the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing’s Stephen Curtis

Joanne Segars

A true picture of the LGPS is emerging Subscription Required

23-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Segars

Shadow scheme advisory board chair Joanne Segars gives a sneak preview of what to expect from the annual report

Matthew Taylor

Call for creative, collaborative action on long-term unemployment Subscription Required

22-Sep-2014 | By Matthew Taylor

Everyone in this system knows they are failing those who most need help, says RSA chief executive Matthew Taylor

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Using technology to deliver social care

16-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Fearn

Faced with an ageing population and the implications of the Care Act, councils are turning to new working practices to deliver social care. Hannah Fearn reports on an LGC and Serco roundtable

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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

Peter Hogg EC Harris

Property, people, planning: essential ingredients for a growth strategy

19-Sep-2014 | By Peter Hogg

The mismatch between funding and demand for services means local authorities must take a fresh look at their assets, says EC Harris’ Peter Hogg

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LGC’s chief executive insider demands new skills for councils to take advantage of the opportunities offered by devolution

Alastair McLellan

The results of English devolution could be profound for the NHS Subscription Required

26-Sep-2014 | By Alastair McLellan

It is unclear how but the impact will be huge, says HSJ’s Alastair McLellan

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Joe Micheli

Co-ordinating volunteers to meet public needs Subscription Required

26-Sep-2014 | By Joe Micheli

Barnsley MBC’s Joe Micheli explains how the council consulted with residents to co-ordinate a borough-wide volunteering programme

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