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DCLG permanent secretary Sir Bob Kerslake

Sir Bob: No 'conscious decision' to cut deprived areas most Subscription Required

27-Nov-2014 12:00 pm | By

DCLG permanent secretary acknowledges councils with highest needs have faced greatest cuts

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27-Nov-2014 7:38 am | By Rachel Dalton

LGC names most influential people in local government

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Care watchdog made thousands of errors in handling adult safeguarding fears Subscription Required

27-Nov-2014 6:50 am | By Will Hazell

Report reveals CQC has no record of action for thousands of cases

Wigan MBC leader (Lab) and chair of the Greater Manchester combined authority Lord Smith

Manchester chair: DWP 'doesn't get' local public service reform Subscription Required

27-Nov-2014 7:30 am | By Mark Smulian

Minister Kris Hopkins says that as ‘moderate Conservative’ he hasn’t always been Iain Duncan Smith’s ‘biggest cheerleader’

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NHS England primary care decisions 'unlawful', High Court rules Subscription Required

27-Nov-2014 7:00 am | By Shaun Lintern

NHS England is acting unlawfully by failing to properly involve and inform patients about its primary care commissioning decisions, a High Court judge has said.

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LGC editor Nick Golding

Lessons for England from Wales's restructuring woe

26-Nov-2014 | By Nick Golding

Failure of Welsh authorities to agree on structure shows why Eric Pickles refuses to reorganise in England, writes LGC’s editor Nick Golding

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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


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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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Insight and involvement – the key to influence and change

27-Nov-2014 | By Frazer Dawkins

Serco’s Frazer Dawkins says partnership working is key to transformation

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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

Tony Travers, director of the Greater London group at the London School of Economics

The CPRE's goals can only be achieved by shifting cash from rural to urban Subscription Required

27-Nov-2014 | By Tony Travers

The goal to build a million homes on ‘brownfield’ land can only be achieved by investing in our cities, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

Warwickshire CC chief executive Jim Graham

It's time for 'managed disruption' of public services Subscription Required

25-Nov-2014 | By Jim Graham

Real transformation hasn’t even begun yet, Warwickshire CC chief executive Jim Graham says

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Nick Walkley, chief executive, Haringey LBC

We must engage residents in a conversation about the balance of spending Subscription Required


In a devolved, potentially self-funding world, the public has to understand local finance, says Haringey’s Nick Walkley

Susanna Rustin

Striking a balance between saying and doing Subscription Required


Susanna Rustin says there is no manual on running London’s first parish council

Michael Lockwood

Osborne must seize the chance to put councils in control Subscription Required


Michael Lockwood says the public and councils are ready for power to shift to local authorities

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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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