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Boris raises concerns about right-to-buy extension Subscription Required

22-May-2015 8:12 am | By David Paine

Mayor of London says there is a ‘way to go’ on developing his party’s flagship manifesto policy

Eric Pickles

BREAKING: Cameron awards knighthood to 'chum' Pickles

22-May-2015 12:18 pm | By Sarah Calkin

Former communities secretary honoured for public service

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Gary Porter

Rivals pave the way for Porter to chair LGA Subscription Required

22-May-2015 7:08 am | By David Paine

Potential candidates rule themselves out of race for top role

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DCLG seeks director general to lead on devolution

22-May-2015 1:04 pm | By Sarah Calkin

The department is recruiting for a new director general of decentralisation and local growth

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Stella Manzie

Rotherham commissioners unveil improvement plan Subscription Required

22-May-2015 6:58 am | By Sarah Calkin

Staff training and ‘culture change’ key focus of plan to turnaround council

Ealing civic centre

Planned public health changes branded 'cash grab' Subscription Required

22-May-2015 6:37 am | By Sarah Calkin

Ealing LBC plans to ‘re-profile’ its public health spend

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Nick Golding, LGC editor

Counties and districts deserve devolution clarity too

20-May-2015 | By Nick Golding

Cities are right to indicate they will take advantage of George Osborne’s deal - but non-urban areas need devolution too, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Nick Walkley, chief executive, Haringey LBC

The Pickles years are over – but challenges remain Subscription Required

20-May-2015 | By Nick Walkley

Haringey’s Nick Walkley says the Troubled Families programme and housing need urgent attention

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Katherine Rake, chief executive, Healthwatch England

A lack of regulatory scrutiny is putting some vulnerable people at risk Subscription Required

20-May-2015 | By Katherine Rake

We are calling on councils to help identify care gaps where regulatory powers may fall short, says Healthwatch England’s Katherine Rake

Stephen Hughes

The decline in social housing must be stopped to cut the benefits bill Subscription Required

19-May-2015 | By Stephen Hughes

Economic growth might be no match for increasing rents and a decline in social housing, says Stephen Hughes

Jon Rowney, head of fair funding, performance and procurement, London Councils

London must have power over skills, employment, housing and health to survive cuts Subscription Required

19-May-2015 | By Jon Rowney

Devolution has become an economic necessity, says London Councils’ Jon Rowney

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Charlotte Johns, head of transformation, Wolverhampton City Council

Our campaign helped staff generate hundreds of efficiency ideas Subscription Required

22-May-2015

Wolverhampton City Council’s staff engagement programme

Jacqui McShannon, assistant director for children’s safeguarding and specialist services, Hounslow LBC

Our magazine is helping young people break free from abuse Subscription Required

22-May-2015

Hounslow has used its magazine for residents to tackle child sexual exploitation

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The new drivers for collaboration

21-May-2015

Elizabeth Austerberry says cost-saving is not enough to drive real collaboration

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Stella Manzie

Rotherham commissioners unveil improvement plan Subscription Required

22-May-2015

Staff training and ‘culture change’ key focus of plan to turnaround council

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Police face inquiry over Rotherham disclosures Subscription Required

5-May-2015

Commissioner orders probe over ignored abuse reports

Derek Myers

'Not a shred' of denial left in Rotherham Subscription Required

27-Apr-2015

Sir Derek Myers’ comments come as details of commissioner working arrangements announced

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Dean Dickinson

How to ensure you get the best from financial software providers

21-May-2015

Advanced Business Solutions’ Dean Dickinson on procuring financial IT

Wayne Parslow

Councils and health and care agencies collaborate to join up local health economies

21-May-2015

MedeAnalytics’ Wayne Parslow says safe data sharing is key to integration

David Finch

This cannot be George Osborne’s final offer on devolution Subscription Required

22-May-2015 | By David Finch

Essex’s David Finch says counties could satisfy chancellor’s accountability demands with ‘county governors’

Alex Fox, chief executive, Shared Lives

Economies of scale don’t work for home care contracts Subscription Required

22-May-2015 | By Alex Fox

Alex Fox says reducing services to the sum cost of its staff hours leads to poor outcomes

Philip Atkins, chief executive, Staffordshire CC, and public services reform spokesman, County Councils Network

Counties need devolution to ensure the sector's sustainability Subscription Required

21-May-2015 | By Philip Atkins

County areas must be empowered to reduce the complexity and cost of local public services across local areas

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

A near-federal UK requires a constitutional settlement Subscription Required

20-May-2015

The cities devolution bill will allow MPs to push for a more comprehensive settlement to transfer powers, says Tony Travers

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