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Exclusive: DH to probe Care Act costs amid warning of financial 'Armageddon' Subscription Required

24-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By , David Paine

Department to assess whether £470m budget is enough

Planned rural funding assessment raises alarm Subscription Required

24-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By David Paine

Concerns over impact of ‘rushed’ study on future council budgets

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District leader seeks unitary status Subscription Required

24-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Chorley looks to split from Lancashire

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Growth deals give LEPs greater planning role Subscription Required

23-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

A quarter of local growth deals ask LEPs to ensure councils collaborate

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Nick Golding

The Care Act must be fully funded

24-Jul-2014 | By Nick Golding

The Care Act finally helps those neglected by policy-makers for generations – but it could result in sweeping cuts to other services, writes LGC acting editor Nick Golding

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Andrew Cozens

Social care is unlikely to benefit from the better care fund Subscription Required

23-Jul-2014 | By Andrew Cozens

Alarm bells were ringing when the fund proposals were familiar, conservative and far from transformational, says Carer Trust chair Andrew Cozens

Simon Randall

Museum services under pressure Subscription Required

23-Jul-2014 | By Simon Randall

Simon Randall looks at preserving and improving councils’ heritage offer

David Pearson

Social care has reached a tipping point Subscription Required

22-Jul-2014 | By David Pearson

Adass president David Pearson on the decision to funnel an extra £4bn into the NHS

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LGC roundtable in association with Serco

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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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


Innovation in our cities: It’s up to you

24-Jul-2014 | By Philip Dyer

Take the time to look in another direction for inspiration, Atkins’ Philip Dyer advises

Don Peebles

Assessing Scotland's balance sheet Subscription Required

24-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Don Peebles

Cipfa Scotland head Don Peebles forecasts Scotland’s financial position whether it votes for independence or not

Newcastle chief executive Pat Ritchie

The independence debate offers opportunities for the north-east Subscription Required

24-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Pat Ritchie

Pat Ritchie, chief executive, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council, explores the implications for the north

Tom Riordan

How we won the Tour de France Subscription Required

23-Jul-2014 | By Keith Wakefield, Tom Riordan

Leeds chief executive Tom Riordan and leader Keith Wakefield (Lab) reveal how they worked with partners to bring the world’s most prestigious cycle race to Yorkshire

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The next government must come up with some answers Subscription Required

18-Jul-2014 | By Stephen Hughes

Cipfa’s Stephen Hughes on a new independent commission on local government finance

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LGC Investment Supplement June 2014

LGC Investment Supplement – June 2014

21-Jul-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

LGC’s regular special report on investment within local government

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