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Melanie Dawes

Dawes: budget cuts could put finance reforms at risk Subscription Required

8-Oct-2015 7:11 pm | By David Paine

DCLG’s permanent secretary Melanie Dawes “very aware” of need to get 2016-17 budgets and spending review period settlements “right”

Mark Rogers

Rogers urges government to stop treating chiefs like children Subscription Required

8-Oct-2015 10:03 am | By David Paine

Solace president and Birmingham City Council chief executive Mark Rogers calls for new relationship with central government

Keith House

Chiefs challenged on lack of house building Subscription Required

8-Oct-2015 7:17 pm | By David Paine

Key player in Treasury review into boosting housing supply tells councils to stop ‘whinging’

Rent cut threatens plans for 20,000 new homes Subscription Required

8-Oct-2015 12:11 pm | By Mark Smulian

Only ‘small fraction’ of planned homes will be built, warns ARCH

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More than half a million people denied social care

8-Oct-2015 12:15 pm | By Kate Youde

Councils received 5,000 new requests for adult social care support every day last year, according to new figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.


Planning panel calls for evidence

8-Oct-2015 2:23 pm | By Kate Youde

Councils have two weeks to give their views on the local plan making process, following a call for evidence by the expert group considering reforms to the development blueprints.

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The winners mustn't take it all in the business rates revolution

7-Oct-2015 | By Nick Golding

The spending review will reveal if the magnitude of Osborne’s business rates announcement is dwarfed by the scale of pressures some councils face

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Su Turner

Councillors must maintain oversight of academies Subscription Required

7-Oct-2015 | By Su Turner

Su Turner says schools remain councils’ responsibility

Ilona Pinter

Councils are central to our response to refugee children Subscription Required

6-Oct-2015 | By Ilona Pinter

Ilona Pinter says councils must lead multi-agency strategies on refugee children

Derek Myers

Six months in, the Rotherham intervention is bearing fruit Subscription Required

5-Oct-2015 | By Derek Myers

Commissioner Derek Myers reveals progress at the troubled authority

David McNulty, head of corporate delivery unit, Haringey LBC

The ‘delivery unit’ model is gathering support among councils Subscription Required

5-Oct-2015 | By David McNulty

Haringey LBC’s David McNulty on what councils have learned about performance management

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Jeff Houston

LGA: Treasury cannot force pension funds to invest in infrastructure Subscription Required


Experts say investments must be suitable for pension funds’ risk profiles

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Guy Pratt

We’re intervening to protect elderly people from financial scammers Subscription Required


Guy Pratt explains how Hertfordshire CC works with the Royal Mail and fire services to protect vulnerable adults on ‘suckers lists’

Anne Whitehead

Our online tool gives care users freedom and improves the local care marketplace Subscription Required


Anne Whitehead (Lab) explains how the tool has saved Harrow LBC £3m


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Judith Barnes

Operating more commercially in the public sector


Bevan Brittan’s Judith Barnes explains the commercial opportunities available to councils

Mark Davies

Data is essential to measuring outcomes


MedeAnalytics’ Mark Davies explains how health and care services use data in Hertfordshire


Devolution timetable too rapid, say chiefs


A fifth of officers say they could have improved bids, writes Rachel Dalton

Matt Jackson Allied Healthcare

A question of balance


Matt Jackson introduces Allied Healthcare’s integration report

Ray James

The government must commit to funding rising social care costs Subscription Required

8-Oct-2015 | By Ray James

Adass president Ray James says all organisations involved with care agree on need for action

Neil Clarke

Counties and districts are working together on devolution Subscription Required

8-Oct-2015 | By Paul Carter, Neil Clarke

Neil Clarke and Paul Carter say unity is key to success

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Mayoral model: For and against

Simon Parker, director, New Local Government Network

For: Simon Parker – The chancellor is right to push ahead with the elected mayor model Subscription Required


Mayors matter because they solve the problem of local accountability for devolved powers, says the NLGN’s Simon Parker

Catherine Staite, director of the Institute of Local Government Studies (Inlogov), University of Birmingham

Against: Catherine Staite – The elected mayor model represents the creeping individualisation of democratic power Subscription Required


The idea of the single, strong leader is very old-fashioned, based more on myth than on an understanding of how leadership operates

Tony Travers

Tony Travers: constitutional change must accompany business rate reform


George Osborne’s announcement that 100% of non-domestic rates will be retained and partly localised is to be welcomed.  However radical the reform eventually turns out to be, it is further evidence that the chancellor is more committed to decentralised power than any of his predecessors.

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