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LGA to axe 11% of its 'core' staff Subscription Required

6-Mar-2015 11:11 am | By David Paine

Body cut its total workforce by more than a third between 2011 and 2014

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Poorer areas suffer biggest cuts Subscription Required

6-Mar-2015 0:01 am | By Sarah Calkin

No evidence ‘equalisation’ has any effect

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MPs attack public health funding disparities Subscription Required

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

Hodge calls for clear plans on future of ringfencing

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NHS trust to sue Hampshire council over tender award Subscription Required

6-Mar-2015 8:05 am | By Nick Renaud-Komiya

Solent NHS Trust is set to sue Hampshire County Council after the local authority awarded a £41.3m contract for adult substance misuse services to another provider.

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

6-Mar-2015 8:23 am | 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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Pickles wrong over parking, says Sparks

6-Mar-2015 11:27 am | By Mark Smulian

‘Grace period’ and CCTV restrictions could endanger pedestrians

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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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LGC editor Nick Golding

Manchester health deal must inspire others to show ambition

4-Mar-2015 | By Nick Golding

Greater Manchester will face the flak for changing NHS services but that should not deter others from seeking devolution, writes LGC’s editor Nick Golding

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Lorraine O’Donnell, assistant chief executive, Durham CC

Fourteen forums help large unitary stay close to residents Subscription Required

6-Mar-2015

How Durham brings residents, politicians and partners together to determine local spend

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Health Service Journal columnist Michael White

Michael White: Not everyone’s united over Manchester health budget devolution Subscription Required

5-Mar-2015 | By Michael White

The decision to devolve and integrate £6bn of health and social care spending in Greater Manchester raises more awkward questions than it answers

Health Service Journal's Crispin Dowler

It's a historic day for Manchester, but not a 'town hall takeover' Subscription Required

2-Mar-2015 | By Crispin Dowler

There is some way to go before we can say what exactly the Manchester devolution deal will look like, but there is greater clarity on what it is not, says HSJ’s Crispin Dowler

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Darra Singh

Singh: £200bn devolution drive will turn around finance system

18-Feb-2015 | By Sarah Calkin

Independent commission on Local Government Finance sets out radical proposals

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Prosecutions unlikely under new child exploitation offence Subscription Required

4-Mar-2015

Leading lawyer says planned wilful neglect offence would be hard to prove

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PM targets officers and members with new anti-exploitation offence

3-Mar-2015

Councillors, council officers and social workers could face jail sentences of up to five years if they fail to protect children from sexual exploitation

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Rotherham commissioners named

26-Feb-2015

Sir Derek Myers has been appointed lead commissioner

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The children’s services challenge

19-Feb-2015 | By Nic Paton

Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable on decision-making in children’s services

Matthew Lees, business manager, Newton Europe

Achieving outcomes through supporting practice in children's services

19-Feb-2015 | By Matthew Lees

Newton’s Matthew Lees says children’s social workers need support

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Paul Dossett, head of local government, Grant Thornton

Devolution: What does it mean?

5-Mar-2015

Grant Thornton’s Paul Dossett asks how we measure the sucess of devolution

Phil Ruston, Serco

Modelling the demand as well as the provision of services

26-Feb-2015

Serco’s Phil Ruston on the need for a holistic approach to commissioning

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Capsticks partner Robert McGough

In-depth: Prime contractor models

25-Feb-2015

Expert Robert McGough’s detailed paper

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Creating seamless services

19-Feb-2015

Will Sopwith says public agencies must trust each other

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LGC council tax tracker 2015

Latest updates on council tax proposals from every local authority in England

Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive, Manchester City Council

Manchester's investment in culture is a hard-headed economic decision Subscription Required

Sir Howard Bernstein on the region’s ability to become a cultural couterweight to London and help rebalance the nation’s econony

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

The next government must follow Osborne's trajectory Subscription Required

4-Mar-2015

While national politicians express apprehension, the public is backing devolution, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

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Gillian Guy, chief executive, Citizens Advice

We want a democracy that works for everyone Subscription Required

5-Mar-2015 | By Gillian Guy

Citizens Advice’s Gillian Guy on research the organisation is undertaking into the hurdles people face contributing to civil society

Penny Thompson, chief executive, Brighton & Hove City Council

Communication is key as we redefine our relationship with citizens Subscription Required

5-Mar-2015 | By Penny Thompson

Brighton & Hove’s Penny Thompson says councils must be clear with communities and partners about possibilities and options

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LGC Investment Supplement - February 2015

5-Mar-2015

LGC’s regular special report on investment within local government

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Corporate governance focus Subscription Required

LGPS funds are among the most engaged institutional investors in operation.

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