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Opinion from LGC

What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

Ilona Pinter

Councils are central to our response to refugee children Subscription Required

6-Oct-2015 | By Ilona Pinter

Ilona Pinter says councils must lead multi-agency strategies on refugee children

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

Assumptions around gender roles are wasting potential Subscription Required

5-Oct-2015 | By Tony Hunter

Tony Hunter, chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, on why the right image is important

Derek Myers

Six months in, the Rotherham intervention is bearing fruit Subscription Required

5-Oct-2015 | By Derek Myers

Commissioner Derek Myers reveals progress at the troubled authority

David McNulty, head of corporate delivery unit, Haringey LBC

The ‘delivery unit’ model is gathering support among councils Subscription Required

5-Oct-2015 | By David McNulty

Haringey LBC’s David McNulty on what councils have learned about performance management

David Williams

The better care fund will soon be redundant Subscription Required

2-Oct-2015 | By David Williams

If it lingers it will divert money away from efforts to fuse health and social care, writes Health Service Journal’s David Williams

Sarah Calkin

A devo state of mind

1-Oct-2015 | By Sarah Calkin

The regions has a strong and well-articulated vision of what devolution could achieve and how

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What councils could learn from housing associations' backroom dealings


Councils voiced their anger this week at what has been fairly described as a “backroom deal” between ministers and the apparently powerful lobby group that represents England’s housing associations.

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Tony Travers

Why local politics is like playing rugby Subscription Required

30-Sep-2015 | By Tony Travers

Let’s hope constitutional reform can learn from the competitive collaboration achieved by sport, says 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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Jos Creese

The risks and rewards of investing in IT at a time of radical reform

Eduserv’s Jos Creese reflects on the LGC Summit

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