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Opinion from LGC

What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

Paul Woods, local government finance adviser, and former treasurer, Newcastle City Council

We need honesty about councils' financial outlook Subscription Required

16-Dec-2014 | By Paul Woods

With the local government finance settlement looming, the public must be given the facts, writes local government finance adviser Paul Woods

Graham Burgess, outgoing chief executive, Wirral MBC

Finance must be at the centre of health and wellbeing boards' work Subscription Required

16-Dec-2014 | By Graham Burgess

Board members are burying heads in the sand unless they address financial challenges, writes Graham Burgess, chief executive of Wirral MBC

Michael White, Health Service Journal columnist

The days of unemotional spin are in the past Subscription Required

15-Dec-2014 | By Michael White

Burnham knows the impact of cancer drugs fund, says Health Service Journal columnist Michael White

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Sally Talbot

Austerity is at odds with our recycling targets Subscription Required

17-Dec-2014 | By Sally Talbot

Sally Talbot says the growth of recycling has plateaued and cuts will only make things worse

Robin Hambleton, professor of city leadership, University of the West of England, and author of Leading the Inclusive City (Policy Press)

Osborne’s devo deals are centralisation in disguise Subscription Required

15-Dec-2014 | By Robin Hambleton

Robin Hambleton says the chancellor is employing ‘divide and rule’ tactics with city councils

Devolution would help us fix the mismatch between skills and jobs Subscription Required

11-Dec-2014 | By Joanna Killian

Joanna Killian says devolution would help to align education and training with local employers’ needs

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

Tony Travers: 2015 presents an opportunity to cull ministerial posts Subscription Required

17-Dec-2014 | By Tony Travers

While local government faces unrelenting cuts Whitehall has not been pruned sufficiently, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

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Phil Bannister

Technology is part of the solution but not the whole answer

Serco’s Phil Bannister says councils’ IT departments have moved into the limelight

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