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Sandwell won't challenge benefits ruling Subscription Required

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Authority has decided not to challenge a judgment that withholding council tax support from newcomers to the area was unlawful

Officers 'have no place in authority' if they ignore children's concerns Subscription Required

28-Aug-2014 11:44 am | By Mark Smulian

Solace chief issues warning in wake of Rotherham case


Council defends £318,000-a-year interim Subscription Required

28-Aug-2014 9:59 am | By Mark Smulian

Somerset attacked by Daily Mail over children’s director pay


Funds raised for Buckinghamshire unitary study Subscription Required

28-Aug-2014 10:44 am | By Mark Smulian

Research will establish whether £25m reorganisation savings are realistic


Pembrokeshire leader and chief face calls to resign Subscription Required

28-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Opposition calls meeting to debate no confidence motions

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Nick Golding

Better care fund intransigence must be overcome

21-Aug-2014 | By Nick Golding

LGC’s acting editor Nick Golding on why the resources must be found to invest in social care

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Prudent use of reserves is good financial management Subscription Required

28-Aug-2014 | By Rob Whiteman

Councils are not ‘hoarding’, they are showing sound business sense, says Cipfa’s Rob Whiteman

Peter Fleming

Digital innovation improves services and saves money Subscription Required

27-Aug-2014 | By Peter Fleming

Councils are evolving the way they work to fit in with technological changes, says LGA’s Peter Fleming

Reform of council tax bands key in fiscal devolution programme Subscription Required

26-Aug-2014 | By Clive Betts

Whatever one thinks about the future of Scotland, the cat is out of the bag, says CLG select committee chair Clive Betts

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Using technology to deliver social care

16-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Fearn

Faced with an ageing population and the implications of the Care Act, councils are turning to new working practices to deliver social care. Hannah Fearn reports on an LGC and Serco roundtable

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Carl Brooks

But what does 'digital' mean?

7-Aug-2014 | By Carl Brooks

There now needs to be an invest-to-save mentality around the digital future as it becomes a key plank of cost reduction, says Capita’s Carl Brooks

Catherine Brogan

Public Health: Current challenges and future direction

24-Jul-2014 | By Catherine Brogan, Rob McCargow

Phast’s Catherine Brogan and Cadence Partners’ Rob McCargow outline four key action points

Local government is uniquely placed to support the hospital sector Subscription Required

27-Aug-2014 | By Graham Burgess

NHS England must remember true partnership is a two-way street, says Wirral chief executive Graham Burgess


What the Scottish vote means for the NHS Subscription Required

22-Aug-2014 | By Michael White

Yes/no vote affects the whole UK system, says HSJ columnist Michael White

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Kathy MacArdle

Collaboration transforms a city Subscription Required

22-Aug-2014 | By Kathy MacArdle

The Creative Quarter is a project that brings together several organisations focused on promoting creative new business growth in Nottingham

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