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Devo Manc leaders request £500m 'pump prime' funding Subscription Required

4-Sep-2015 11:09 am | By Lawrence Dunhill

Money aimed at developing new models of care

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District set for first council lottery Subscription Required

4-Sep-2015 11:21 am | By Mark Smulian

Aylesbury Vale will use proceeds to replace voluntary sector grants

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LGC launches devolution barometer

4-Sep-2015 11:00 am | By Rachel Dalton

LGC opens comprehensive study of decentralisation

David Simmonds

Councils call for extra funding to help refugees Subscription Required

4-Sep-2015 11:25 am | By David Paine

Local Government Association says councils which agree to take in refugees should have their costs paid for by Whitehall

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Warwickshire rejects chance to join West Midlands Combined Authority Subscription Required

4-Sep-2015 1:10 pm | By David Paine

West Midlands and North East Combined Authority put forward devolution proposals

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GP share of NHS spending falls for third year

4-Sep-2015 11:27 am | By Dave West

Budget plummets despite plans to expand primary care

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LGC acting editor Keith Cooper

The chancellor must make good on his 'devolution revolution' offer

2-Sep-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Councils have been given a chance to put their case to government for extra resources, control and services writes LGC acting editor Keith Cooper

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Healthwatch chief executive Katherine Rake

All services must work together to ensure safer hospital discharge Subscription Required

4-Sep-2015 | By Katherine Rake

Premature or delayed discharges cause unnecessary suffering and come at a huge financial cost, says Healthwatch England’s Katherine Rake

Phil Swann, managing director, Shared Intelligence

We must take stock of a quiet revolution in local democracy Subscription Required

3-Sep-2015 | By Phil Swann

The trend towards fewer councillors and more elected mayors will have profound effects, says Shared Intelligence’s Phil Swann

Alexandra Jones

Cities must play the long game despite short devolution deal deadlines Subscription Required

1-Sep-2015 | By Alexandra Jones

Centre for Cities’Alexandra Jones says authorities should not walk away from less-than-perfect offers

Ray James, president, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, and director of health, housing and adult social care, Enfield LBC

Care commissioning must improve to meet the challenges of the next five years Subscription Required

28-Aug-2015 | By Ray James

We need to focus on outcomes, on securing value chains, and encouraging transparent approaches to cost, writes Adass president Ray James

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Phil Triggs, strategic finance manager for pension fund and treasury at Surrey CC

Under the microscope Subscription Required


Two LGPS funds submitted to forensic analysis of their costs and governance, supported by the LGA. Rachel Dalton examines the results

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Sasi Srinivasan

Brent’s flexible childcare pool is getting parents back to work Subscription Required


Sasi Srinivasan explains how the council brought together existing local resources to help parents. The project won an LGC Award in 2015


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Dean Dickinson, managing director, Advanced Business Solutions

The journey to pay-as-you-go software


Dean Dickinson explains the take-up of software-as-a-service

Andy Theedom, local government market director, Capita Transformation

Saving money doesn’t mean services suffer Subscription Required


Councils must differently about social care, says Capita’s Andy Theedom

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

The elected mayor model represents the creeping individualisation of democratic power Subscription Required

4-Sep-2015 | By Catherine Staite

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

Jeremy Cooper, director, Impower

Local authorities can help the NHS overcome its fear of personal health budgets Subscription Required

2-Sep-2015 | By Jeremy Cooper

Impower’s Jeremy Cooper says local government will be key in bringing about a cultural shift in healthcare

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Tony Travers

This analysis must be used to shape the financial debate Subscription Required


Tony Travers on the LGA’s submission to the chancellor’s spending review

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