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EXCLUSIVE: London to prepare devolution deal for next government Subscription Required

2-Apr-2015 7:00 am | By David Paine

Boris Johnson (Con) and Jules Pipe (Lab) lead cross-party talks

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First year deficit for business rates retention Subscription Required

1-Apr-2015 7:00 am | By Sarah Calkin

LGA analysis finds more than £200m was paid out in safety net payments in 2013-14

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'Deeply flawed' Ofsted inspection regime 'must be replaced' Subscription Required

1-Apr-2015 8:00 am | By Keith Cooper

Local government leaders propose ‘radical’ alternative to watchdog’s system

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Audit Commission successor up and running

1-Apr-2015 0:00 am | By Sarah Calkin

LGA company set up following Audit Commission’s demise is now operating

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Jeremy Hunt: NHS funding will be settled in the summer Subscription Required

1-Apr-2015 7:21 am | By Dave West

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has indicated the Conservatives would meet the NHS’s funding requirements, but declined to specifically say they would increase spending by the £8bn sum identified by national officials.

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Communities secretary Eric Pickles

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1-Apr-2015 0:01 am | By Joshua Toulmin Smith

Communities secretray to lead government in British colony

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Boris and Jules' devolution deal will weaken centralists' grip Subscription Required

2-Apr-2015 | By Nick Golding

‘Localist versus centralist’ is fast becoming the most significant categorisation of politician, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Annemarie O’Donnell, chief executive, Glasgow City Council

How Glasgow became LGC's Council of the Year Subscription Required

27-Mar-2015

The Commonwealth Games capped a period in which Glasgow sought to ensure every regeneration project worked for its people

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Mary Ney, commissioner, Rotherham MBC

Leisure services have a wide economic reach Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 | By Mary Ney

The undervaluing of cultural and leisure services prompted by the financial climate is short-sighted, says Mary Ney

John Middleton, vice-resident for policy, Faculty of Public Health

Councils are fighting with one hand behind their backs on public health Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 | By John Middleton

We need good national laws to complement local action, says the Faculty of Public Health’s John Middleton

Phil Swann, managing director, Shared Intelligence

Health and wellbeing boards must fulfil their potential to lead reform Subscription Required

26-Mar-2015 | By Phil Swann

There are four steps boards must take to play that crucial local systems leadership role, says Shared Intelligence’s Phil Swann

David Sparks (Lab), chair, Local Government Association

The next five years will shape local government’s future Subscription Required

25-Mar-2015 | By David Sparks

The LGA’s David Sparks says the next parliament will forge a new model of local government – for better or worse

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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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Clive Betts, chair, communities and local government select committee

Inspect all councils over child sex exploitation, say MPs Subscription Required

17-Mar-2015

Report criticises Ofsted performance and questions worth of scrutiny

Roger Stone, former leader, Rotherham MBC

As it happened: Former Rotherham leader quizzed over child sexual abuse scandal Subscription Required

11-Mar-2015

Roger Stone tells communities and local government select committee race did not influence decision making

Alan Wood, president, ADCS, and director of children’s services, Hackney LBC

Alan Wood: We must tackle this culture that allows child sexual exploitation to occur Subscription Required

9-Mar-2015

People fail to report child sexual exploitation because they don’t recognise it for what it is, says the ADCS’s president

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Peter Hogg, partner and head of government and municipals sector, EC Harris

Councils must work out how to make their assets work for them

26-Mar-2015

EC Harris’ Peter Hogg on how local government can change the way it operates

Civica's Paul Bradbury

Budget 2015: Bold digital ambitions with a steep hill to climb

19-Mar-2015

Civica’s Paul Bradbury digests the Budget

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Improving customer journeys

26-Mar-2015

Rachel Dalton talks to Serco’s Gareth Moss about service delivery improvement

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13-Mar-2015

Serco’s Melanie Nicholson on how vocational training helps put councils on the front foot

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Norman Warner

Manchester’s devolved 'Healthopolis' can rescue the NHS from crisis Subscription Required

2-Apr-2015 | By Norman Warner, Jack O'Sullivan

English devolution offers great benefits, improving patient outcomes, potentially transforming the care and cash crisis, while protecting NHS core values, say Norman Warner and Jack O’Sullivan

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Sir Howard Bernstein: Unity of purpose will make a success of integration Subscription Required

1-Apr-2015 | By Sir Howard Bernstein

Manchester’s chief executive says devolution is already leading to proposals to bring about better health, longer and more productive lives

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EXCLUSIVE: Kerslake warns against 'rerun' of austerity drive Subscription Required

19-Mar-2015

Former DCLG chief backs “very different approach” for next five years

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LGC Efficiency Supplement - March 2015

26-Mar-2015 | By Rachel Dalton

Reimagining services: how councils are transforming for the future

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