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Wales public services minister Leighton Andrews

Welsh reorganisation mired in discord

24-Nov-2014 8:40 am | By Mark Smulian

Most councils refuse to take their partners as recommended for mergers

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Mayoral referendums sought in two cities Subscription Required

24-Nov-2014 7:51 am | By David Paine

Petition also circulating in Bath and North East Somerset

LGA chief executive Carolyn Downs

Decision on benefits staff transfer 'unlikely' for another year Subscription Required

24-Nov-2014 10:10 am | By David Paine

LGA urges Department for Work & Pensions to set out a timetable so councils can plan ahead

Jessica Crowe, outgoing executive director at the Centre for Public Scrutiny

Centre for Public Scrutiny executive director in job switch Subscription Required

24-Nov-2014 11:31 am | By David Paine

Jessica Crowe to join Sutton LBC as executive head of customers, commissioning and governance

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Call to simplify flood relief funding Subscription Required

24-Nov-2014 0:01 am | By David Paine

Multiple pots of funding ‘create confusion’, says LGA

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NAO report proves it's time to axe the DCLG

19-Nov-2014 | By Nick Golding

If Eric Pickles’ department cannot even accurately analyse the impact of its own policies then it cannot justify its existence, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Special Feature: Integration


Reasons to be sceptical about the better care fund Subscription Required


The limits of the better care fund’s ability to save money represent a significant challenge for whoever forms the next government

Colette Wyatt-Lowe

Better care fund is not just about the money Subscription Required


Integration is already improving services, writes Colette Wyatt-Lowe, chair of Hertfordshire’s health and wellbeing board

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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


Latest Survey

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

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

Stephen Hughes

Devolution rests on getting the geography right Subscription Required


Stephen Hughes says we must devolve to areas with equal needs

Sue Higgins

DCLG must monitor the impact of spending cuts properly


The NAO’s Sue Higgins says central government does not assess spending power robustly

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Inspections must help answer primary care’s dilemmas Subscription Required

23-Nov-2014 | By Dave West

Steve Field singles out one ‘outstanding’ surgery


Colchester is yet to turn the corner but feelings are mixed Subscription Required

23-Nov-2014 | By Michael White

Pressures of austerity collide with transparency

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Innovation October 2014

LGC Innovation Supplement – October 2014

23-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Free your thinking: Local authorities reimagine services

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