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Opinion from LGC

What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

Lord Shipley

Accountability is essential when devolving power Subscription Required

27-Jul-2015 | By Lord Shipley

Lord Shipley on amendments to the Cities & Local Government Devolution Bill

Andrew Cozens

The care system and social work itself face serious challenges Subscription Required

27-Jul-2015 | By Andrew Cozens

Andrew Cozens asks what recent announcements from Jeremy Hunt and George Osborne mean for the profession

Charlie Parker, chief executive, Westminster City Council

Local employment initiatives are key to national recovery Subscription Required

24-Jul-2015 | By Charlie Parker

Westminster’s Charlie Parker says councils are in a unique position to unlock resources and drive productivity

Robin Tuddenham, director of communities and service support, Calderdale MBC

Preventing extremism: the challenge for local government Subscription Required

23-Jul-2015 | By Robin Tuddenham

Local relationships are at the heart of community resilience and national security, says Calderdale’s Robin Tuddenham

Anthony Zacharzewski

Anthony Zacharzewski: Three top tips for digital innovation in cities Subscription Required

22-Jul-2015 | By Anthony Zacharzewski

Let’s make more use of the technology we already have

Professor Judith Smith, director of the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

The NHS must be bold to stop devolution becoming a failed policy fad Subscription Required

21-Jul-2015 | By Judith Smith

University of Birmingham’s Judith Smith says only time will tell if devolution will enable prevention

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Keith Cooper

Tough devo deadline will put sector to the test


Securing agreement across local authority and political boundaries in such a short space of time will be a diplomatic challenge, writes LGC acting editor Keith Cooper

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

Shelving the care cap will lead to an increase in fees Subscription Required

21-Jul-2015 | By Tony Travers

Ministers’ decision to delay care cap will help government avoid legal challenges, 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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Charles Mindenhall

Accessing the power of employee ownership

Charles Mindenhall of Agilisys explains how the organisation’s new structure aligns it with local authorities’ interests

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