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Eligibility criteria set for expanded Troubled Families work Subscription Required

2-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Councils gain freedoms over eligibility but new payment criteria introduced

Parking policies to be challenged by petitions Subscription Required

2-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By David Paine

Local authorities consulted on plans to make it easier for people to “challenge unfair, disproportionate or unreasonable parking policies”

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Public health directors to sign a formal statement, in move believed to be a bid to root out inappropriate use of funds

Liverpool chief faces grilling over Rotherham Subscription Required

1-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Elected mayor to probe what Ged Fitzgerald knew about child protection problems in earlier post

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Health and Care Professions Council is asking for information about role of individual social workers

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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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Interim managers can be the axe-wielders Subscription Required

2-Sep-2014 | By Sarah Tanburn

Sarah Tanburn, currently interim director at City of York Council, on the mutual benefits of the interim role

A 'northern powerhouse' will be built on improved infrastructure Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014 | By Sir Howard Bernstein

The current constraints on our transport networks adversely affect our competitiveness, says Manchester’s Sir Howard Bernstein

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

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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

Michael White

Parking charges add insult to life threatening injury Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014 | By Michael White

Public resentment is real, the more so because one in four English hospitals allow free parking, says HSJ columnist Michael White

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

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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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