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Breaking: Unprecedented call for NHS funding growth Subscription Required

23-Oct-2014 0:01 am | By Sarah Calkin, Crispin Dowler

National NHS leadership warns politicians the service cannot continue at current funding levels

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NHS leaders urge caution on better care fund Subscription Required

23-Oct-2014 0:01 am | By David Williams

Programme should not be expanded without evaluation of first full year of operation, NHS five-year forward view states

Simon Stevens

NHS plans 'radical upgrade' in public health Subscription Required

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Five-year forward view calls for ‘activist’ approach to social change

LGA calls for place-based finance default Subscription Required

23-Oct-2014 7:01 am | By Kate Youde

Body also calls for devolution ‘through councils to LEPs’


Proposed 2% pay rise 'would be headache' Subscription Required

23-Oct-2014 7:40 am | By Kate Youde

Senior figures say staff deserve a rise but it will make budgeting for 2015-16 difficult

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There can be no gaps in child protection strategies Subscription Required

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Chiefs are crucial in keeping safeguarding at the top of the agenda, says LGC acting news editor Kaye Wiggins

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Peter Fleming

Data is key to improving public services Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 | By Peter Fleming

The LGA’s Peter Fleming on a pilot to improve performance benchmarking

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Devo-max is not just about Scotland Subscription Required

21-Oct-2014 | By Dick Sorabji

Cities and regions must describe their ambition and this must now be more than local government plus, says London Councils’ Dick Sorabji

Sue Higgins

DWP must tackle fraud and error in housing benefit

20-Oct-2014 | By Sue Higgins

Sue Higgins says NAO’s report on housing benefit uncovers DWP failures

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Suffolk partnership has agreed the principles to ensure real collaboration


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Peter Hogg EC Harris

Finding the right partners to drive economic growth


EC Harris’ Peter Hogg on how councils can identify good private sector partners

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Keeping technology at the forefront of the debate

16-Oct-2014 | By Paul Bradbury

Councils need data and analytics to survive and thrive, says Civica’s Paul Bradbury

There may be new ways to bridge the health and care divide Subscription Required

23-Oct-2014 | By Richard Humphries

The King’s Fund will work on new approaches to end the fragmentation of services, writes Richard Humphries

Financial complexity can prove a 'useful distraction' Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 | By Tony Travers

When the public cannot reasonably know the facts, ministers can avoid spelling out the consequences of their actions or inaction, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

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2020 vision of local government


An LGC survey in association with Hay Group reveals expectations of staff cuts and increased partnership working by 2020, writes Rachel Dalton

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Investment Supplement September 2014

LGC Investment Supplement – September 2014

14-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

LGC’s regular special report on investment within local government

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