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Revealed: local government's bids to win Whitehall powers

1-Sep-2014 10:00 am | By Mark Smulian, , David Paine

Leaders and chiefs of 13 areas set out how they seek to gain devolved responsibilities

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Councils call for primary care commissioning role

1-Oct-2014 5:20 pm | By Judith Welikala

London authorities want role in health commissioning

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Former local government minister calls for shift towards financial independence

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1-Oct-2014 11:52 am

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Spurned council presses merger idea

1-Oct-2014 7:30 am | By Mark Smulian

Troubled Pembrokeshire explores merger with Ceredigion despite latter’s rejection

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Nick Golding

Co-operation is key as referendum offers new opportunities

25-Sep-2014 | By Nick Golding

Councils must work together to identify an appropriate model of devolution for their area, says LGC editor Nick Golding

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Susanna Rustin

Devolution must bring greater equality Subscription Required

1-Oct-2014 | By Susanna Rustin

Queen’s Park community councillor Susanna Rustin on making decentralisation work for local people

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The government must help us break down barriers to data sharing Subscription Required

30-Sep-2014 | By Stephen Curtis

There has to be a multi-agency approach to information sharing, says the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing’s Stephen Curtis

Joanne Segars

A true picture of the LGPS is emerging Subscription Required

23-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Segars

Shadow scheme advisory board chair Joanne Segars gives a sneak preview of what to expect from the annual report

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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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Lindsey Cooper Baker Tilly

A soft landing: preparing your suppliers for budget cuts

25 September 2014 | By Lindsey Cooper

Local authorities can take steps to ease the pain for all concerned, says Baker Tilly’s Lindsey Cooper

Peter Hogg EC Harris

Property, people, planning: essential ingredients for a growth strategy

19-Sep-2014 | By Peter Hogg

The mismatch between funding and demand for services means local authorities must take a fresh look at their assets, says EC Harris’ Peter Hogg

Tony Travers

Mansion tax is a symptom of local taxation at fault

1-Oct-2014 | By Tony Travers

Courage to reform unfair local property taxes is needed – a mansion tax is not the answer, says Tony Travers

Devolution goals will be unfulfilled unless we have expert staff


LGC’s chief executive insider demands new skills for councils to take advantage of the opportunities offered by devolution

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Co-ordinating volunteers to meet public needs Subscription Required

26-Sep-2014 | By Joe Micheli

Barnsley MBC’s Joe Micheli explains how the council consulted with residents to co-ordinate a borough-wide volunteering programme

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