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Exclusive: Cornwall on brink of first county devolution deal Subscription Required

3-Jul-2015 2:30 pm | By David Paine, Will Hazell

LGC understands Cornwall is to get control of the county’s health and social care budgets without having to adopt an elected mayor

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Prevent strategy branded 'too prescribed' Subscription Required

3-Jul-2015 10:59 am | By Sarah Calkin

As new anti-terrorism duty becomes law, senior council figures criticise its approach for stifling innovation

Lord Kerslake

Kerslake: Scrutiny must 'shrug off' Westminster style Subscription Required

3-Jul-2015 11:17 am | By David Paine

The former permanent secretary of the Department for Communities & Local Government warns against cutting scrutiny budgets

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Sarah Calkin

Devolved powers will bring unfamiliar challenges

2-Jul-2015 | By Sarah Calkin

Councils’ justifiable sense of achievement should not be allowed to turn into a misplaced bravado, writes LGC news editor Sarah Calkin

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HSJ editior Alastair McLellan

The five real consequences of health and social care integration Subscription Required

4-Jul-2015 | By Alastair McLellan

Integration is a hot topic right now, but there are some potential consequences that are significant and yet rarely discussed, writes HSJ’s Alastair McLellan

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

Attention to detail gives service users confidence Subscription Required

3-Jul-2015 | By Tony Hunter

Social Care Institute for Excellence chief executive Tony Hunter argues the little things are more important than they seem

Mary Ney, commissioner, Rotherham MBC

Chief executives and leaders must work closely to get through more austerity Subscription Required

30-Jun-2015 | By Mary Ney

Rotherham’s Mary Ney on the relationship between senior politicians and officers

Mark Rogers

Responsibility for the health of the under-5s is paradise regained and lost Subscription Required

29-Jun-2015 | By Mark Rogers

Birmingham’s Mark Rogers says local authorities will struggle with public health services for under-5s as cuts bite

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Hampshire granted permission for joint pension board and committee Subscription Required


LGPS fund can combine new governance body with current committee

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Evidencing public health policies

25-Jun-2015 | By Nic Paton

Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable held in association with NICE on using evidence in public health

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Twenty years of outstanding performance Subscription Required


As the 20th LGC Awards open for entries, LGC looks back at a selection of Council of the Year winners

Rob Tinlin

Our energy is under public control for the first time in a generation Subscription Required


Chief executive Rob Tinlin explains how Southend’s energy company is tackling fuel poverty


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Capsticks 10

The new drivers for collaboration


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

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Jonathan House, partner, PwC

Delivering the decentralisation dividend


PwC’s Jonathan House on devolution

David Hutton, head of local government, Bevan Brittan

Accountability is key in devolution deals


Bevan Brittan’s David Hutton on the challenge facing local authorities

Matthew Taylor

Cities must use their new freedoms to develop as ‘networks of networks’ Subscription Required

2-Jul-2015 | By Matthew Taylor

The RSA’s Matthew Taylor on what makes for successful devolved cities

Dave Prentis, general secretary, Unison

Strike laws are already tough – we’ll fight this vindictive Trade Unions Bill Subscription Required

2-Jul-2015 | By Dave Prentis

Unison’s Dave Prentis says the government’s proposed reforms are unfair on council workers

Rob Whiteman, chief executive, Chartered Institute for Public Finance & Accountancy

Rob Whiteman: Councils should resist calls to drive down reserves Subscription Required

1-Jul-2015 | By Rob Whiteman

Councils are prudently earmarking cash, says Cipfa’s chief executive

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Tony Travers

Tony Travers: Transport is heading to a very dark place Subscription Required


Small schemes will be sacrificed on the altar of massive glamour projects

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