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Opinion from LGC

What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

Phil Swann, managing director, Shared Intelligence

Health and wellbeing boards must fulfil their potential to lead reform Subscription Required

26-Mar-2015 | By Phil Swann

There are four steps boards must take to play that crucial local systems leadership role, says Shared Intelligence’s Phil Swann

Alastair Mclellan - Innovators

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

Health Service Journal columnist 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

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

ResPublica’s Phillip Blond and Mark Morrin

The Budget is an incremental step to place-based settlements at best Subscription Required

25-Mar-2015 | By Mark Morrin, Phillip Blond

Massive investment is required in our cities and this issue can’t be fudged, write ResPublica’s Phillip Blond and Mark Morrin

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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LGC editor Nick Golding

Local government must make its case to voters loudly and clearly


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

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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

26-Mar-2015 | By Tony Travers

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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Inside Out: We've neglected teenagers' needs for too long Subscription Required


Sixteen and 17-year-olds are vulnerable to exploitation, writes LGC’s council chief executive insider

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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

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