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EXCLUSIVE: Commissioners describe Tower Hamlets 'impasse'

27-Mar-2015 2:56 pm | By Sarah Calkin

Tower Hamlets commisioners say more formal action is the only way to solve ‘impasse’ over chief executive appointment

Children’s minister Edward Timpson

Government sends in advisers after Somerset 'corporate failure to keep children safe' Subscription Required

27-Mar-2015 12:16 pm | By Mark Smulian

Ofsted finds children’s service ‘inadequate’ for second time


Road repairs backlog stretches to 13 years Subscription Required

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

‘Alarm’ survey finds councils still forced into costly patching-up work


Cities raise concerns at speed of universal credit rollout Subscription Required

27-Mar-2015 6:56 am | By David Paine

Surprise expressed in Birmingham and Newcastle at being involved in first phase of the national rollout

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Vanguard areas call for tender moratorium Subscription Required

27-Mar-2015 7:24 am | By David Williams

NHS England and Monitor are facing calls to exempt ‘vanguard’ areas from requirements to tender services, amid fears that procurement processes could undermine efforts to establish integrated primary, community and acute care models.

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Four streams for Fylde's restored committee system Subscription Required

27-Mar-2015 11:55 am | By Mark Smulian

New consitution after referendum rejected cabinet model

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LGC editor Nick Golding

Local government must make its case to voters loudly and clearly

25-Mar-2015 | By Nick Golding

The sector must do everything in its power to influence the pre-election debate, writes 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


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


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

Michael White

Devolution displaces deficit in Osborne's pre-election budget Subscription Required


Decentralisation from post-imperial Whitehall really does seem to be kicking off at lasts, says Health Service Journal columnist Michael White

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How a new government can ride the 'crisis' tide to effect change Subscription Required

25-Mar-2015 | By Alastair McLellan

The next government should study the form book closely to place its best health service bets, says HSJ’s Alastair McLellan

David Pearson, president, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

Our four demands for a sustainable integrated health and care system Subscription Required

24-Mar-2015 | By David Pearson

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services president David Pearson sets out essential reforms to ensure a system that is fit for purpose

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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


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


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


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


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


Civica’s Paul Bradbury digests the Budget

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Gareth Moss, strategic partnerships director at Serco

Improving customer journeys


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

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The last word in apprenticeship week


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

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Sir Stephen Houghton (Lab), leader, Barnsley MBC, and chair, Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

Fiscal devolution must be underpinned by a fair financial framework Subscription Required

27-Mar-2015 | By Stephen Houghton

Sir Stephen Houghton: Any system that fails to take into account local needs and the ability to raise incomes risks widening the economic divide

Katherine Rake, chief executive, Healthwatch England

Integration needs local government expertise Subscription Required

27-Mar-2015 | By Katherine Rake

Katherine Rake: While the NHS might be seen to be taking the lead on integration, it is councils that will make or break it

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

Local government would be a key bargaining chip in a hung parliament Subscription Required


Tony Travers says there are advantages to Labour and the Conservatives, as well as the minority parties, in proportional representation in local government

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


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

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26-Mar-2015 | By Rachel Dalton

Reimagining services: how councils are transforming for the future

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