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MPs back protection for social care funding Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

LGA poll finds wide support for five-year certainty

Birmingham chief executive Mark Rogers

Birmingham chief: I'm sceptical city has enough cash to meet duties Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 7:28 am | By Sarah Calkin

Mark Rogers says it is ‘unclear’ whether the council will have enough money to meet its statutory duties

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Greenwich newspaper battle heads to High Court Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 11:16 am | By David Paine

Legal proceedings issued with the High Court

Lutfur Rahman

EXCLUSIVE: Commissioners describe Tower Hamlets 'impasse'

30-Mar-2015 9:56 am | By Sarah Calkin

Tower Hamlets commisioners say more formal action is the only way to solve ‘impasse’ over chief executive appointment

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Trading standards cuts spur scams against public Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 7:28 am | By Mark Smulian

Report finds job cuts have seen routine inspections of traders wither


Tougher penalties under new NHS contract Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 7:24 am | By Sophie Barnes

Penalties for breaching referral to treatment targets have been toughened up to try to bring down waiting lists, in the final standard contract issued by NHS England, but sanctions for accident and emergency and elective treatment breaches have been reduced.

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LGC editor Nick Golding

Local government must make its case to voters loudly and clearly

25-Mar-2015 | By Nick Golding

The sector must do everything in its power to influence the pre-election debate, writes Nick Golding

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Annemarie O’Donnell, chief executive, Glasgow City Council

How Glasgow became LGC's Council of the Year Subscription Required


The Commonwealth Games capped a period in which Glasgow sought to ensure every regeneration project worked for its people


David Sparks (Lab), chair, Local Government Association

The next five years will shape local government’s future Subscription Required

25-Mar-2015 | By David Sparks

The LGA’s David Sparks says the next parliament will forge a new model of local government – for better or worse

Michael White

Devolution displaces deficit in Osborne's pre-election budget Subscription Required


Decentralisation from post-imperial Whitehall really does seem to be kicking off at lasts, says Health Service Journal columnist Michael White

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How a new government can ride the 'crisis' tide to effect change Subscription Required

25-Mar-2015 | By Alastair McLellan

The next government should study the form book closely to place its best health service bets, says HSJ’s Alastair McLellan

David Pearson, president, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

Our four demands for a sustainable integrated health and care system Subscription Required

24-Mar-2015 | By David Pearson

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services president David Pearson sets out essential reforms to ensure a system that is fit for purpose

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Manchester NHS calls for regulation shake-up after devolution deal Subscription Required

6-Mar-2015 | By Crispin Dowler

NHS providers across Greater Manchester have called for a ‘new set of relationships’ with health regulators to underpin the newly agreed £6bn devolution of commissioning responsibilities to the conurbation.

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Clive Betts, chair, communities and local government select committee

Inspect all councils over child sex exploitation, say MPs Subscription Required


Report criticises Ofsted performance and questions worth of scrutiny

Roger Stone, former leader, Rotherham MBC

As it happened: Former Rotherham leader quizzed over child sexual abuse scandal Subscription Required


Roger Stone tells communities and local government select committee race did not influence decision making

Alan Wood, president, ADCS, and director of children’s services, Hackney LBC

Alan Wood: We must tackle this culture that allows child sexual exploitation to occur Subscription Required


People fail to report child sexual exploitation because they don’t recognise it for what it is, says the ADCS’s president

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Peter Hogg, partner and head of government and municipals sector, EC Harris

Councils must work out how to make their assets work for them


EC Harris’ Peter Hogg on how local government can change the way it operates

Civica's Paul Bradbury

Budget 2015: Bold digital ambitions with a steep hill to climb


Civica’s Paul Bradbury digests the Budget

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Gareth Moss, strategic partnerships director at Serco

Improving customer journeys


Rachel Dalton talks to Serco’s Gareth Moss about service delivery improvement

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Serco’s Melanie Nicholson on how vocational training helps put councils on the front foot

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Mary Ney, commissioner, Rotherham MBC

Leisure services have a wide economic reach Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 | By Mary Ney

The undervaluing of cultural and leisure services prompted by the financial climate is short-sighted, says Mary Ney

John Middleton, vice-resident for policy, Faculty of Public Health

Councils are fighting with one hand behind their backs on public health Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 | By John Middleton

We need good national laws to complement local action, says the Faculty of Public Health’s John Middleton

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

Local government would be a key bargaining chip in a hung parliament Subscription Required


Tony Travers says there are advantages to Labour and the Conservatives, as well as the minority parties, in proportional representation in local government

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Lord Kerslake

EXCLUSIVE: Kerslake warns against 'rerun' of austerity drive Subscription Required


Former DCLG chief backs “very different approach” for next five years

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26-Mar-2015 | By Rachel Dalton

Reimagining services: how councils are transforming for the future

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