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Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent LBC, now  appointed chair of the West London Alliance

Exclusive: Plans for London's first combined authority in pipeline Subscription Required

26-Nov-2014 7:03 am | By David Paine

North East combined authority considers devolution deal, while LEP Network gets a stay of execution

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Universal Credit IT fix risks 'throwing good money after bad' Subscription Required

26-Nov-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Hodge: ‘unacceptably poor management has wasted time and taxpayers’ money’

Cipfa signals £270m Welsh merger costs Subscription Required

26-Nov-2014 7:30 am | By Mark Smulian

Reorganisation needs ‘thorough due diligence’, says Whiteman

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Councils resist rush to call in consultants

25-Nov-2014 8:26 am | By Mark Smulian

Survey finds spending almost static over two years

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Pipe demands more devolution for boroughs Subscription Required

25-Nov-2014 8:13 am | By David Paine

Hint boroughs should work closer together to get control of more “money and programmes that are currently run less effectively” nationally

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Lessons for England from Wales's restructuring woe

26-Nov-2014 | By Nick Golding

Failure of Welsh authorities to agree on structure shows why Eric Pickles refuses to reorganise in England, writes LGC’s editor Nick Golding

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Perry Holmes, assistant director for legal and corporate services, Medway Council

Our work with betting shops will tackle addiction and debt Subscription Required


Medway Council’s self-exclusion scheme helps gambling addicts to help themselves


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Chris Ginnelly, Civica

The next stage of digitisation

11-Nov-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Councils are keen to digitise services but are held back by a lack of investment and data security fears. LGC survey supported by Civica

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Social media and the future citizen

20-Nov-2014 | By Paul Bradbury

Paul Bradbury says social media changes the way councils interact with citizens

Angela Dempsey Baker Tilly

Do you care enough about better care?

20-Nov-2014 | By Angela Dempsey

Angela Dempsey on how councils must approach the better care fund

Warwickshire CC chief executive Jim Graham

It's time for 'managed disruption' of public services Subscription Required

25-Nov-2014 | By Jim Graham

Real transformation hasn’t even begun yet, Warwickshire CC chief executive Jim Graham says

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Inside Out: We face a 20-year battle to give everywhere devolution Subscription Required


We are heading for a typical British mess, writes LGC’s chief executive columnist

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Susanna Rustin

Striking a balance between saying and doing Subscription Required


Susanna Rustin says there is no manual on running London’s first parish council

Michael Lockwood

Osborne must seize the chance to put councils in control Subscription Required


Michael Lockwood says the public and councils are ready for power to shift to local authorities

Dick Sorabji, corporate director of policy and public affairs, London Councils

Financial reform is becoming a safe option Subscription Required


If change is coming it is because the balance of risks is shifting, says London Councils’ Dick Sorabji

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LGC Innovation Supplement – October 2014

23-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Free your thinking: Local authorities reimagine services

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