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Osborne: Manchester's health deal 'sets trail' for other areas

27-Feb-2015 9:46 am | By David Williams, David Paine

Osborne, Hunt, 10 councils, 12 CCGs and 15 NHS providers sign groundbreaking devolution agreement in Greater Manchester

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Peter Box (Lab), the chair of the West Yorkshire body and leader of Wakefield MDC

Yorkshire leaders: Osborne wrong to tie health devolution to mayors Subscription Required

27-Feb-2015 12:32 pm | By David Paine

Peter Box accuses chancellor of governance change by stealth – but Steve Houghton leaves ‘door open’ for elected mayor

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Manchester health devolution: full analysis and reaction


Revealed: Details of £6bn Manchester health devolution plan Subscription Required

25-Feb-2015 | By James Illman

Radical plans for Greater Manchester to take control of £6bn of health and social care spending will be overseen by a new statutory body from April 2016, according to draft plans obtained by LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal.

LGC editor Nick Golding

We cannot afford to miss the opportunity provided by combined authorities

26-Feb-2015 | By Nick Golding

LGC’s research into how councils are grouping together in pursuit of devolution shows the level of ambition across the sector, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Health Service Journal columnist Michael White

Michael White: Ukip U-turns on NHS funding and hops on the consensus bus

26-Feb-2015 | By Michael White

Nigel Farage admits he no longer thinks the NHS’s funding basis needs to be replaced by insurance, as his party issues its much ignored health wish list

Health Service Journal editor Alastair McLellan

Avoiding injustice: why HSJ is not publishing the names of 'unfit' NHS directors Subscription Required

26-Feb-2015 | By Alastair McLellan

Health Service Journal’s Alastair McLellan: ‘The CQC investigation process and its timescales lack precision and clarity’

Fiona Johnstone, director of public health, Wirral MBC

The value of the public health grant extends beyond essential services Subscription Required

25-Feb-2015 | By Fiona Johnstone

Wirral’s Fiona Johnstone says the authority is focusing on balancing place-centred action alongside people-centred interventions

Lee Marshall, chief executive officer, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee

DCLG's waste consultation looks like electioneering Subscription Required

24-Feb-2015 | By Lee Marshall

This document aims to take an element of local choice and determination away from local authorities, says Larac’s Lee Marshall

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Darra Singh

Singh: £200bn devolution drive will turn around finance system

18-Feb-2015 | By Sarah Calkin

Independent commission on Local Government Finance sets out radical proposals

LGC news editor Sarah Calkin

'Only a place-based approach will secure long-term sustainability' Subscription Required

18-Feb-2015 | By Sarah Calkin

Independent Commission on Local Government Finance sets out radical vision

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Integration the only way forward for sustainable social care Subscription Required

18-Feb-2015 | By Sarah Calkin

Handing responsibility for social care to the NHS would “no doubt” lead to extra funding but would be a “retrograde step”, the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance has concluded.

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

Nudges in the right direction can stop the system falling over Subscription Required

18-Feb-2015 | By Rob Whiteman

Cipfa’s chief executive Rob Whiteman says governments rarely implement the results of their own commissions that tell them devolution is required

David Sparks, LGA chair

Devolution is a prerequisite for re-establishing links between people and politicians Subscription Required

18-Feb-2015 | By David Sparks

The LGA’s chair David Sparks (Lab) responds to the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance

John Blackledge, director for community and environmental services, Blackpool Council

Our 'mobile tip' collects 116 tonnes of extra waste per year Subscription Required


Blackpool’s innovative outreach service is collecting waste, raising recycling rates and providing employment opportunities

Susan Williams, head of safeguarding, Hertfordshire CC

The UK's first multidisciplinary child protection service Subscription Required


Hertfordshire CC aims to resolve the problems of parents who place children at risk of significant harm


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Adapting for the future

12-Feb-2015 | By David Paine

Austerity will become a way of life for many years to come, and radical change to how services are provided will be vital. David Paine reports from the Civica Expo 2015

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The children’s services challenge

19-Feb-2015 | By Nic Paton

Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable on decision-making in children’s services

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Phil Ruston, Serco

Modelling the demand as well as the provision of services


Serco’s Phil Ruston on the need for a holistic approach to commissioning

Paul Bradbury, group business development director, Civica

Priorities for local government in 2015 – part two


Civica’s Paul Bradbury explains the importance of digital services

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LGC's integration channel in association with Capsticks

Capsticks partner Robert McGough

In-depth: Prime contractor models


Expert Robert McGough’s detailed paper

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Creating seamless services


Will Sopwith says public agencies must trust each other

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Mark Rogers, chief executive, Birmingham City Council

Mark Rogers: We are failing young people on careers support Subscription Required

27-Feb-2015 | By Mark Rogers

‘Every single young person needs access to top drawer, impartial, truly independently commissioned careers education, advice and guidance if our economy is to thrive’

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

How Vladimir Putin views our austerity Subscription Required

26-Feb-2015 | By Tony Travers

The LSE’s Tony Travers marvels at the lack of political concern about our declining defence capability in the climate of spending contraction

Jos Creese, digital lead, corporate resources, Hampshire CC, and chair, Local Public Services CIO Council

IT success depends on system change Subscription Required

26-Feb-2015 | By Jos Creese

‘Digital thinking’ is about closing the gap between technological opportunity and business creativity, says Hampshire’s Jos Creese

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Strathclyde has taken a leading approach to responsible investment, investment manager Richard Keery tells Rachel Dalton

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