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Cap on exit payments will hit middle managers Subscription Required

28-Aug-2015 10:37 am | By David Paine

Policy to limit payments to £95,000 will put a ‘brake on council transformation’

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No more savings can be made, hospitals tell regulators Subscription Required

28-Aug-2015 11:16 am | By Sophie Barnes

Trusts have told regulators they will not be able to improve their financial positions without affecting frontline services, senior acute trust leaders have told LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal.

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Warwickshire to decide on combined authority proposal Subscription Required

28-Aug-2015 12:27 pm | By David Paine

Councillors to vote on whether to join fledgling West Midlands Combined Authority one day before the devolution deadline day

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Council pension funds must invest in pooled vehicles of c£30bn Subscription Required

28-Aug-2015 2:40 pm | By Rachel Dalton

Pooling to be enforced across LGPS, Treasury clarifies

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National living wage to have 'devastating impact' on pay structure Subscription Required

27-Aug-2015 12:15 pm | By David Paine

Unions call for review of local government’s national pay structure in bid to maintain wage differences between lowest paid workers and their superiors

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Porter to join Lords in dissolution peerages Subscription Required

27-Aug-2015 2:26 pm | By Mark Smulian

Host of local government figures to be made peers

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Councils' bid for welfare role carries big risks

20-Aug-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Greater Manchester’s bid for extra control over welfare should be drawn up with caution, writes LGC acting editor Keith Cooper

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'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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How Manchester leaders have plotted the way towards economic growth Subscription Required

25-Aug-2015 | By Sir Howard Bernstein

Strategic and detailed planning are key to grow your economy, says Manchester’s Howard Bernstein

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The guessing game on local government finance must end Subscription Required

21-Aug-2015 | By Paul Honeyben

Transparency must underpin the finance system if local government is to cope with the forthcoming cuts, says London Councils’ Paul Honeyben

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How local authorities can cope with the cost of the national living wage Subscription Required

20-Aug-2015 | By Mark Thompson

Hay Group’s Mark Thompson outlines the pitfalls and opportunities of the pay increase

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Council pension funds must invest in pooled vehicles of c£30bn Subscription Required

28-Aug-2015

Pooling to be enforced across LGPS, Treasury clarifies

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Sasi Srinivasan

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

28-Aug-2015

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

Carmel McKeogh, deputy chief executive, Blackpool Council

We replicate domestic abuse scenarios to train our social workers Subscription Required

21-Aug-2015

Carmel McKeogh explains how Blackpool Council uses sets and props to prepare workers for distressing scenes

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Andy Theedom, local government market director, Capita Transformation

Saving money doesn’t mean services suffer Subscription Required

20-Aug-2015

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

Aaron Henricksen, business director – welfare services, Serco

Effective local service delivery is vital as employment reform gathers momentum

6-Aug-2015

Serco’s Aaron Henricksen looks at the new challenges facing local authorities as future employment programmes take shape

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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

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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

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Accountability for many public services is a mess Subscription Required

24-Aug-2015

For most people, the only way to tackle failure is to go to Parliament, writes LSE’s Tony Travers

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