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Liverpool City Region sets out devolution demands Subscription Required

3-Sep-2015 12:53 pm | By David Paine

Creation of England’s first free trade zone, taking charge of health functions, and the retention of 100% of the growth in business rates income are all included

Richard Murray

DH bailouts rocket to £1.2bn as hospital finances crash Subscription Required

3-Sep-2015 5:53 am | By Crispin Dowler

The Department of Health paid out £1.2bn in bailouts in 2014-15, to help more than 50 NHS providers pay wages, creditors, replace aging equipment and cut deficits.


West of England to submit devolution bid Subscription Required

3-Sep-2015 10:47 am | By David Paine

Proposals include gaining powers and controls over skills, as well as transport and broadband infrastructure, and fiscal freedoms

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Intercity transport at risk from uncooperative mayors Subscription Required

3-Sep-2015 10:02 am | By Mark Smulian

Formal joint working between areas will be needed under devolution of transport powers, report suggests

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Darlington chief criticised by Ofsted Subscription Required

3-Sep-2015 10:08 am | By David Paine

Borough’s children’s services rated “inadequate”

Map of devolution bids highlighting Berkshire

Exclusive: Councils' official devolution bids revealed Subscription Required

2-Sep-2015 6:32 am | By David Paine

LGC research finds only one county with no interest in agenda

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LGC acting editor Keith Cooper

The chancellor must make good on his 'devolution revolution' offer

2-Sep-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Councils have been given a chance to put their case to government for extra resources, control and services writes LGC acting editor Keith Cooper

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Alexandra Jones

Cities must play the long game despite short devolution deal deadlines Subscription Required

1-Sep-2015 | By Alexandra Jones

Centre for Cities’Alexandra Jones says authorities should not walk away from less-than-perfect offers

Ray James, president, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, and director of health, housing and adult social care, Enfield LBC

Care commissioning must improve to meet the challenges of the next five years Subscription Required

28-Aug-2015 | By Ray James

We need to focus on outcomes, on securing value chains, and encouraging transparent approaches to cost, writes Adass president Ray James

Nick Walkley, chief executive, Haringey LBC

Bridging the gap between the very personal and the very public Subscription Required

27-Aug-2015 | By Nick Walkley

Haringey’s Nick Walkley on one of the more unspoken aspects of being a chief executive

Dave Buck, senior fellow, the King’s Fund

'Place' remains significant in explaining life expectancy Subscription Required

26-Aug-2015 | By David Buck

David Buck from the King’s Fund on the latest data

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Phil Triggs, strategic finance manager for pension fund and treasury at Surrey CC

Under the microscope Subscription Required


Two LGPS funds submitted to forensic analysis of their costs and governance, supported by the LGA. Rachel Dalton examines the results

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Sasi Srinivasan

Brent’s flexible childcare pool is getting parents back to work Subscription Required


Sasi Srinivasan explains how the council brought together existing local resources to help parents. The project won an LGC Award in 2015


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Dean Dickinson, managing director, Advanced Business Solutions

The journey to pay-as-you-go software


Dean Dickinson explains the take-up of software-as-a-service

Andy Theedom, local government market director, Capita Transformation

Saving money doesn’t mean services suffer Subscription Required


Councils must differently about social care, says Capita’s Andy Theedom

Tony Travers

This analysis must be used to shape the financial debate Subscription Required


Tony Travers on the LGA’s submission to the chancellor’s spending review

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Phil Swann, managing director, Shared Intelligence

We must take stock of a quiet revolution in local democracy Subscription Required

3-Sep-2015 | By Phil Swann

The trend towards fewer councillors and more elected mayors will have profound effects, says Shared Intelligence’s Phil Swann

Jeremy Cooper, director, Impower

Local authorities can help the NHS overcome its fear of personal health budgets Subscription Required

2-Sep-2015 | By Jeremy Cooper

Impower’s Jeremy Cooper says local government will be key in bringing about a cultural shift in healthcare

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