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Exclusive: Cornwall on brink of first county devolution deal Subscription Required

3-Jul-2015 2:30 pm | By David Paine, Will Hazell

LGC understands Cornwall is to get control of the county’s health and social care budgets without having to adopt an elected mayor

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Counties raise alarm over social care funding gap Subscription Required

7-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Care Act’s ‘unintended consequences’ contribute to £988m bill

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Million now missing out on social care Subscription Required

7-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Age UK says fewer people in need are getting help

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Sarah Calkin

Devolved powers will bring unfamiliar challenges

2-Jul-2015 | By Sarah Calkin

Councils’ justifiable sense of achievement should not be allowed to turn into a misplaced bravado, writes LGC news editor Sarah Calkin

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The five real consequences of health and social care integration Subscription Required

4-Jul-2015 | By Alastair McLellan

Integration is a hot topic right now, but there are some potential consequences that are significant and yet rarely discussed, writes HSJ’s Alastair McLellan

Tony Hunter, chief executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence, and former chief executive, North East Lincolnshire Council

Attention to detail gives service users confidence Subscription Required

3-Jul-2015 | By Tony Hunter

Social Care Institute for Excellence chief executive Tony Hunter argues the little things are more important than they seem

Mary Ney, commissioner, Rotherham MBC

Chief executives and leaders must work closely to get through more austerity Subscription Required

30-Jun-2015 | By Mary Ney

Rotherham’s Mary Ney on the relationship between senior politicians and officers

Mark Rogers

Responsibility for the health of the under-5s is paradise regained and lost Subscription Required

29-Jun-2015 | By Mark Rogers

Birmingham’s Mark Rogers says local authorities will struggle with public health services for under-5s as cuts bite

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Hampshire granted permission for joint pension board and committee Subscription Required


LGPS fund can combine new governance body with current committee

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Baker Tilly Roundtable 2015

Pinning down social impact

6-Jul-2015 | By Nic Paton

Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable sponsored by Baker Tilly on measuring social impact

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Twenty years of outstanding performance Subscription Required


As the 20th LGC Awards open for entries, LGC looks back at a selection of Council of the Year winners

Rob Tinlin

Our energy is under public control for the first time in a generation Subscription Required


Chief executive Rob Tinlin explains how Southend’s energy company is tackling fuel poverty


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LGC's integration channel in association with Capsticks

Capsticks 10

The new drivers for collaboration


Elizabeth Austerberry says cost-saving is not enough to drive real collaboration

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Jonathan House, partner, PwC

Delivering the decentralisation dividend


PwC’s Jonathan House on devolution

David Hutton, head of local government, Bevan Brittan

Accountability is key in devolution deals


Bevan Brittan’s David Hutton on the challenge facing local authorities

Christopher Walker, head of housing and planning, Policy Exchange

The government’s right-to-buy targets are achievable – if the politics are possible Subscription Required

6-Jul-2015 | By Christopher Walker

Policy Exchange’s Christopher Walker explores the credibility of the government’s plans

Matthew Taylor

Cities must use their new freedoms to develop as ‘networks of networks’ Subscription Required

2-Jul-2015 | By Matthew Taylor

The RSA’s Matthew Taylor on what makes for successful devolved cities

Dave Prentis, general secretary, Unison

Strike laws are already tough – we’ll fight this vindictive Trade Unions Bill Subscription Required

2-Jul-2015 | By Dave Prentis

Unison’s Dave Prentis says the government’s proposed reforms are unfair on council workers

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

The Tories' radical devolution plan is a massive challenge for Labour Subscription Required


Manchester and Cornwall’s devolution deals clear the way for other agreements, says LSE’s Tony Travers

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