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Opinion from LGC

What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

Dave West

CCGs' role is being questioned from all directions Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015 | By Dave West

There is a risk in making CCGs subsidiary to health and wellbeing boards, says Health Service Journal’s Dave West

Michael White

Michael White: Why the Mail's 'NHS fat cats' story is so offensive

24-Apr-2015 | By Michael White

The paper’s revelations about excessive pay and perk packages for trust chief executives were represented ingeniously with remuneration maximised and tax liabilities apparently diminished.

Nick Golding, LGC editor

LGC View: Times will remain tough whoever is in power Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015 | By Nick Golding

Labour promises devolution to all types of area – but there will be no cash bonanza for councils

Barry Quirk, chief executive, Lewisham LBC

Barry Quirk: Running elections is a professional privilege Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015 | By Barry Quirk

Acting returning officers must provide acute attention to detail and close managerial oversight

Clive Betts

Osborne's Budget points to a darker future Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015 | By Clive Betts

Clive Betts, until recently the Labour chair of the Commons communities and local government select committee, on the Conservatives’ legacy for councils

David Owens, partner, Bevan Brittan LLP

Can Devo Manc work without primary legislation? Subscription Required

24-Apr-2015 | By David Owens

Bevan Brittan’s David Owens argues that the scheme could be introduced through secondary legislation only

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Nick Golding, LGC editor

Only maturity and inclusivity will overcome the integration sceptics


It is unsurprising that NHS commissioners are wary of an increased role for wellbeing boards – but integration drives require political leadership, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher

Smaller parties set for power grab Subscription Required


Psephologists Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher believe the smaller parties could make significant gains in next month’s local elections

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Tony Trravers

National politicians dare not spell out the consequences of their policies Subscription Required

22-Apr-2015 | By Tony Travers

Local services will have to be cut for years to come, regardless of the election result, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

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Inside out: We must use carrot, stick and nudge to keep Britain tidy Subscription Required


In his last column for LGC, our insider council chief executive urges action to combat the 20% increase in littering this year

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Chris Ginnelly, managing director, Civica Digital Solutions

‘Walking tall again’ with digital ambitions

Civica’s Chris Ginelly on the need to deliver more customer-focused, digitally enabled and efficient services

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