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Exclusive: London exodus surges as welfare and housing pressures take toll

30-Oct-2014 8:00 am | By Keith Cooper

Number of households helped to leave capital rises sharply

Darra Singh at desk

Self-sufficiency 'by 2018' if business rates localised Subscription Required

30-Oct-2014 0:01 am | By David Paine

Independent commission says councils could be financially independent if they retained all rates income

Andy Burnham

CCGs to support health and wellbeing boards under Burnham vision Subscription Required

30-Oct-2014 11:47 am | By James Illman

CCGs could be morphed into the operational arms of HWBs, which will take on the role of ‘signing off’ health plans, Andy Burnham has suggested

Big Ben and Westminster Palace

Ministers keen to extend joint commissioning Subscription Required

30-Oct-2014 11:43 am | By David Williams

Ministers want to extend NHS joint commissioning with councils to public health and children’s services, after being convinced by the better care fund planning process that the model will reap service improvements and financial benefits

edlerly care

Better care plans forecast half a billion savings Subscription Required

30-Oct-2014 9:44 am | By

DH figures show areas plan to save £532m through health and care integration

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'Out-of-London' placements sow division where unity is crucial Subscription Required

30-Oct-2014 | By

LGC’s exclusive research raises the need for better co-operation, writes acting news editor Kaye Wiggins

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Rachel Tiffen Cipfa

To tackle fraud we must bring every area of public spending under scrutiny Subscription Required

29-Oct-2014 | By Rachael Tiffen

Councils must be honest about the nature and scale of the challenge, says Cipfa’s Rachael Tiffen

Durk Reyner

How much council tax should be spent on recycling? Subscription Required

28-Oct-2014 | By Durk Reyner

Government guidelines on recycling should not penalise councils, says Larac’s Durk Reyner

Gillian Guy

No problem should be treated in isolation Subscription Required

28-Oct-2014 | By Gillian Guy

Citizens Advice chief executive Gillian Guy says bureaux can be councils’ ‘eyes and ears’ within communities

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Manjeet Gill

A corporate approach to community action Subscription Required


Community development takes time but it is a long-term investment, says West Lindsey DC chief executive Manjeet Gill


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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

Paul Bradbury Square

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

Alastair McLellan

Burnham fills in the blanks on 'reform without reorganisation' Subscription Required


If Labour triumph at the election it may well be said it was ‘Andy wot won it’, says Health Service Journal’s Alastair McLellan

Inside Out: What is the secret to a 93% election turnout? Subscription Required


A trip to Malta shed some light on the subject, writes LGC’s insider

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Soumaya Keynes

Public spending cuts are not yet halfway through Subscription Required

29-Oct-2014 7:14 am | By Soumaya Keynes

Unprotected departments could lose £1 in every £3 in the next parliament, writes Soumaya Keynes, a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies

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LGC Innovation Supplement – October 2014

23-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Free your thinking: Local authorities reimagine services

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