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First Lincoln 'legal high' ban prosecutions successful Subscription Required

30-Jul-2015 10:42 am | By David Paine

Country’s first Public Space Protection Order is already having a “huge impact”

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt: care means test limit also delayed to 2020

30-Jul-2015 3:54 pm | By Chloe Stothart

Health secretary confirms planned increase in threshold at which people have to contribute to care costs has been delayed along with the cap on contributions

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Property tribunal frees councils to cut housing costs

30-Jul-2015 9:55 am | By Keith Cooper

Years of legal doubts laid to rest by landmark tribunal ruling

Birmingham launches bid to bolster 'stretched' senior management Subscription Required

30-Jul-2015 1:35 pm | By David Paine

Recruitment drive launched 10 days after the local authority was accused of dragging its feet on recruiting senior staff

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Council considers legal challenge over benefits cuts Subscription Required

30-Jul-2015 7:03 am | By David Paine

Councils to lobby ministers and explore taking legal action against the government’s Budget announcements

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NHS trust that took over Stafford Hospital ‘requires improvement’

30-Jul-2015 7:46 am | By Nick Renaud-Komiya

The CQC rated University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust rated the trust “requires improvement” on whether its services were safe, effective, responsive and well led

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Keith Cooper

Tough devo deadline will put sector to the test

22-Jul-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Securing agreement across local authority and political boundaries in such a short space of time will be a diplomatic challenge, writes LGC acting editor Keith Cooper

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Andrew Cozens

The care system and social work itself face serious challenges Subscription Required

27-Jul-2015 | By Andrew Cozens

Andrew Cozens asks what recent announcements from Jeremy Hunt and George Osborne mean for the profession

Charlie Parker, chief executive, Westminster City Council

Local employment initiatives are key to national recovery Subscription Required

24-Jul-2015 | By Charlie Parker

Westminster’s Charlie Parker says councils are in a unique position to unlock resources and drive productivity

Robin Tuddenham, director of communities and service support, Calderdale MBC

Preventing extremism: the challenge for local government Subscription Required

23-Jul-2015 | By Robin Tuddenham

Local relationships are at the heart of community resilience and national security, says Calderdale’s Robin Tuddenham

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22-Jul-2015 | By Anthony Zacharzewski

Let’s make more use of the technology we already have

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Kieran Quinn (Lab), chair of the LAPFF and of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund

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Nottingham City Council’s Candida Brudenell explains how the council accessed star power to drive its children’s books campaign

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Quentin Baker for LGSS Law explains how Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire CCs have radically changed their legal services


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Charles Mindenhall of Agilisys explains how the organisation’s new structure aligns it with local authorities’ interests

Dean Dickinson, managing director, Advanced Business Solutions

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Advanced Business Solutions’ Dean Dickinson on the future of local authority budgeting

Tony Travers, director, Greater London Group, London School of Economics

Statistics should be free from political interference Subscription Required


When Pickles killed off regional data he jeopardised our ability to monitor economic and social change, writes LSE’s Tony Travers

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Sean Anstee (Con), leader, Trafford MBC

Diverse councils will mean stronger local government Subscription Required

30-Jul-2015 | By Sean Anstee

Drawing on a wide range of ages and skills has never been more vital for the sector, says Trafford’s Sean Anstee

Chris Wright, chief executive, Catch22

We can use social impact bonds to tackle violent crime Subscription Required

29-Jul-2015 | By Chris Wright

Catch22’s Chris Wright outlines an alternative model for funding complex services

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