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Opinion from LGC

What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

Health Service Journal's Crispin Dowler

It's a historic day for Manchester, but not a 'town hall takeover' Subscription Required

2-Mar-2015 | By Crispin Dowler

There is some way to go before we can say what exactly the Manchester devolution deal will look like, but there is greater clarity on what it is not, says HSJ’s Crispin Dowler

Tony Hunter, chief executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence, and former chief executive, North East Lincolnshire Council

Tony Hunter: Mental health is now part of your remit Subscription Required

2-Mar-2015 | By Tony Hunter

Responsibility for commissioning independent mental health advocates is now with local authorities

John Hooton, interim chief operating officer, Barnet LBC

The challenges of 2015 are nothing like those of 2010 Subscription Required

2-Mar-2015 | By John Hooton

The long-term future of sustainable budgets in Barnet will depend on our ability to capture returns from growth, says interim chief operating officer John Hooton

Mark Rogers, chief executive, Birmingham City Council

Mark Rogers: We are failing young people on careers support Subscription Required

27-Feb-2015 | By Mark Rogers

‘Every single young person needs access to top drawer, impartial, truly independently commissioned careers education, advice and guidance if our economy is to thrive’

Health Service Journal editor Alastair McLellan

Avoiding injustice: why HSJ is not publishing the names of 'unfit' NHS directors Subscription Required

26-Feb-2015 | By Alastair McLellan

Health Service Journal’s Alastair McLellan: ‘The CQC investigation process and its timescales lack precision and clarity’

Health Service Journal columnist Michael White

Michael White: Ukip U-turns on NHS funding and hops on the consensus bus

26-Feb-2015 | By Michael White

Nigel Farage admits he no longer thinks the NHS’s funding basis needs to be replaced by insurance, as his party issues its much ignored health wish list

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LGC editor Nick Golding

We cannot afford to miss the opportunity provided by combined authorities


LGC’s research into how councils are grouping together in pursuit of devolution shows the level of ambition across the sector, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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

How Vladimir Putin views our austerity Subscription Required

26-Feb-2015 | By Tony Travers

The LSE’s Tony Travers marvels at the lack of political concern about our declining defence capability in the climate of spending contraction

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Inside Out: Why did we increase signage by 88% and find ourselves with no money? Subscription Required


LGC’s council chief executive insider says the world is a better place without street clutter and restrictions on dancing lollipop people

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Phil Ruston, Serco

Modelling the demand as well as the provision of services

Serco’s Phil Ruston on the need for a holistic approach to commissioning

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