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What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

Sue Higgins

The better care fund is not enough Subscription Required

14-Apr-2014 | By Sue Higgins

The government must do more to help integrate health and care services, says the NAO’s executive leader Sue Higgins

Alastair McLellan

Shut off the foundation trust pipeline Subscription Required

11-Apr-2014 | By Alastair McLellan

For the great majority of NHS trusts, achieving foundation status is a potentially damaging distraction

Michael White

Let go of 'command and control' Subscription Required

10-Apr-2014 | By Michael White

Jeremy Hunt can’t stop interfering in the health service, says HSJ columnist Michael White

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Alisoun Milne

Invest in social work with older people Subscription Required

17-Apr-2014 | By Alisoun Milne

It makes ethical and economic sense, says Professor Alisoun Milne

Tom Stannard

The rebirth of LEPs is under way Subscription Required

14-Apr-2014 | By Tom Stannard

This time we have the ingredients to make them flourish, say NIACE’s Tom Stannard

Children’s services review is not a threat to council control Subscription Required

14-Apr-2014 | By Mark Rogers

Birmingham’s Mark Rogers says Le Grand’s report is good news for local authorities

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The net is closing in on children's services Subscription Required

10-Apr-2014 | By Tony Travers

The default position of most reforms is to shift control to the centre, says Tony Travers

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Any Ukip council leaders would find governance a right doddle, predicts LGC’s insider

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Budget 2014: another reason for authorities to embrace disruption

Significant savings require a ‘disruptive’ model of service redesign, says Civica’s Paul Bradbury

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