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Chair of the Local Government Association in England David Sparks

Calls for next governemt to legislate devolution offer Subscription Required

28-Apr-2015 0:01 am | By David Paine

Local authorities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland want first Queen’s Speech to ‘empower local communities through councils’

John Biggs, Labour’s candidate for the re-run mayoral election at Tower Hamlets LBC

Tower Hamlets: calls for checks against 'mad or bad' elected mayors Subscription Required

27-Apr-2015 11:33 am | By Mark Smulian

Racism allegations damaging to those who genuinely suffer discrimination, says John Biggs

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Derek Myers

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

27-Apr-2015 12:14 pm | By Sarah Calkin

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

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Millennium Mills Silvertown Newham-Council

Major east London regeneration scheme approved

27-Apr-2015 11:11 am | By Robyn Wilson

Newham LBC has given the green light for Silvertown, a major mixed-use development in east London

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Care watchdog denies inconsistent treatment of Hinchingbrooke

27-Apr-2015 11:36 am | By Will Hazell

CQC hits back at accusations it treated the first privately run NHS hospital differently during its inspection process

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Gavel

Ex-mayor Rahman upbraided as "divisive" and "manipulative" force Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015 2:54 pm | By Keith Cooper

Ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets “manipulated” the borough’s Bangladeshi community to win last year’s poll

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Nick Golding, LGC editor

Only maturity and inclusivity will overcome the integration sceptics

21-Apr-2015 | By Nick Golding

It is unsurprising that NHS commissioners are wary of an increased role for wellbeing boards – but integration drives require political leadership, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Richard Humphries, assistant director, policy, the King’s Fund

Social care is the ghost at the feast of the election campaign Subscription Required

27-Apr-2015 | By Richard Humphries

The main parties are silent on how they will address the £4.3bn social care funding gap, says the King’s Fund’s Richard Humphries

Michael White

Michael White: Why the Mail's 'NHS fat cats' story is so offensive

24-Apr-2015 | By Michael White

The paper’s revelations about excessive pay and perk packages for trust chief executives were represented ingeniously with remuneration maximised and tax liabilities apparently diminished.

Clive Betts

Osborne's Budget points to a darker future Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015 | By Clive Betts

Clive Betts, until recently the Labour chair of the Commons communities and local government select committee, on the Conservatives’ legacy for councils

Dave West

CCGs' role is being questioned from all directions Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015 | By Dave West

There is a risk in making CCGs subsidiary to health and wellbeing boards, says Health Service Journal’s Dave West

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Serco roundtable 23 April issue of LGC

Next generation commissioning councils

23-Apr-2015 | By Nic Paton

Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable discussing the future of service delivery

Andy GIbbons

Nottingham invested £130,000 to create a self-funding bus service Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015

The other option would have been cutting all tendered services and discounted travel schemes, says Andy Gibbons

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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

Katherine Kerswell, former director general for civil service reform, Cabinet Office

We are all Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxfordshire now Subscription Required

20-Mar-2015

Katherine Kerswell: ‘Facing up to the reality of what has happened and is happening to our children is something each of us bears’

Clive Betts, chair, communities and local government select committee

Inspect all councils over child sex exploitation, say MPs Subscription Required

17-Mar-2015

Report criticises Ofsted performance and questions worth of scrutiny

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Chris Ginnelly, managing director, Civica Digital Solutions

‘Walking tall again’ with digital ambitions

2-Apr-2015

Civica’s Chris Ginelly on the need to deliver more customer-focused, digitally enabled and efficient services

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Claire Tomlinson

The importance of sharing ideas

2-Apr-2015

Grant Thornton’s Claire Tomlinson on the barriers to loal government collaboration

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LGC's service delivery channel in association with Serco

Serco roundtable 23 April issue of LGC

Next generation commissioning councils

23-Apr-2015

Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable discussing the future of service delivery

custoemer services

Good customer experience can be challenging, but doesn’t need to be cost the earth

10-Apr-2015

Serco’s Business Development Director, Phil Ruston, argues how meeting rising customer expectations doesn’t need to be all encompassing, highly technical or costly

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Joanna Killian, chief executive, Essex CC

Local government is a strong brand Subscription Required

27-Apr-2015 | By Joanna Killian

Let’s make a compelling pitch to the next government, urges Essex’s Joanna Killian

Barry Quirk, chief executive, Lewisham LBC

Barry Quirk: Running elections is a professional privilege Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015 | By Barry Quirk

Acting returning officers must provide acute attention to detail and close managerial oversight

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Tony Trravers

National politicians dare not spell out the consequences of their policies Subscription Required

22-Apr-2015

Local services will have to be cut for years to come, regardless of the election result, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

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26-Mar-2015 | By Rachel Dalton

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