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LGA: Ofsted should be inspected Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 0:01 am | By David Paine

Group calls for an independent review and claims inspectorate is ‘fast becoming a media-driven organisation’

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Devon CCG warns 'services will suffer' due to unaffordable demand Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 7:00 am | By Sarah Calkin

The country’s biggest clinical commissioning group will have to take immediate action to prioritise patient access to services in the face of unaffordable increases in demand, it has warned.

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Bournemouth finance director resigns after complaints Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 7:00 am | By Mark Smulian

Senior officers complained about Liz Wilkinson’s behaviour, council says

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Mapped: Candidates for health economy 'special measures' Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 7:00 am

Whole health economies could face intervention for poor performance under a new approach proposed by the NHS national bodies, under the NHS Five Year Forward View.


Exclusive: London exodus surges as welfare and housing pressures take toll

30-Oct-2014 8:00 am | By Keith Cooper

Number of households helped to leave capital rises sharply

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'Out-of-London' placements sow division where unity is crucial Subscription Required

30-Oct-2014 | By

LGC’s exclusive research raises the need for better co-operation, writes acting news editor Kaye Wiggins

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Local government has rediscovered its sense of purpose Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014 | By Mark Rogers

The sector has regained its confidence and is ready for action, says Birmingham’s Mark Rogers

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To tackle fraud we must bring every area of public spending under scrutiny Subscription Required

29-Oct-2014 | By Rachael Tiffen

Councils must be honest about the nature and scale of the challenge, says Cipfa’s Rachael Tiffen

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How much council tax should be spent on recycling? Subscription Required

28-Oct-2014 | By Durk Reyner

Government guidelines on recycling should not penalise councils, says Larac’s Durk Reyner

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Investing in arts reduces GP demand Subscription Required


Relocating its entire arts-on-prescription service to an arts and culture centre boosted Sefton MBC’s health and wellbeing offer


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Finding the right partners to drive economic growth


EC Harris’ Peter Hogg on how councils can identify good private sector partners

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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

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Burnham fills in the blanks on 'reform without reorganisation' Subscription Required


If Labour triumph at the election it may well be said it was ‘Andy wot won it’, says Health Service Journal’s Alastair McLellan

Inside Out: What is the secret to a 93% election turnout? Subscription Required


A trip to Malta shed some light on the subject, writes LGC’s insider

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Soumaya Keynes

Public spending cuts are not yet halfway through Subscription Required

29-Oct-2014 7:14 am | By Soumaya Keynes

Unprotected departments could lose £1 in every £3 in the next parliament, writes Soumaya Keynes, a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Innovation October 2014

LGC Innovation Supplement – October 2014

23-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Free your thinking: Local authorities reimagine services

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