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London boroughs bid to take back control of buses Subscription Required

28-May-2015 4:07 pm | By David Paine

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29-May-2015 9:57 am | By David Paine

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DIGEST: West Sussex seeks devolved powers Subscription Required

29-May-2015 9:45 am | By David Paine

Leader seeks to work with other county councils in the south-east

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Nick Golding, LGC editor

Counties and districts deserve devolution clarity too

20-May-2015 | By Nick Golding

Cities are right to indicate they will take advantage of George Osborne’s deal - but non-urban areas need devolution too, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Michael White

The future would be tough, whoever was in power Subscription Required

26-May-2015 | By Michael White

Michael White assesses Cameron’s victory and Labour’s next move

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How will Burt fare as care services minister? Subscription Required

26-May-2015 | By Andrew Cozens

Andrew Cozens assesses Alistair Burt’s ministerial intray

Shaun Lintern

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25-May-2015 | By Shaun Lintern

‘Phoney war’ over extended working risks a damaging national showdown, says HSJ’s Shaun Lintern

Nick Walkley, chief executive, Haringey LBC

The Pickles years are over – but challenges remain Subscription Required

20-May-2015 | By Nick Walkley

Haringey’s Nick Walkley says the Troubled Families programme and housing need urgent attention

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Staff training and ‘culture change’ key focus of plan to turnaround council

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The Westminster establishment must not be allowed to control the EU debate Subscription Required

29-May-2015 | By Rob Whiteman

We must understand the real costs and benefits of the UK’s EU membership, says Cipfa’s Rob Whiteman

Phil Swann, managing director, Shared Intelligence

The next LGA chief doesn’t need to have run a local authority Subscription Required

28-May-2015 | By Phil Swann

Phil Swann says the time has come for a new kind of LGA boss

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27-May-2015 | By Gary Porter

Having thrown his hat into the LGA chairmanship ring, Gary Porter outlines his offer to the association

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Tony Travers

Housing policies appear designed for post-election trade-offs, not implementation Subscription Required


Tory plans could potentially result in an array of unintended consequences, writes Tony Travers

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