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Opinion from LGC

What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

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

Attention to detail gives service users confidence Subscription Required

3-Jul-2015 | By Tony Hunter

Social Care Institute for Excellence chief executive Tony Hunter argues the little things are more important than they seem

Matthew Taylor

Cities must use their new freedoms to develop as ‘networks of networks’ Subscription Required

2-Jul-2015 | By Matthew Taylor

The RSA’s Matthew Taylor on what makes for successful devolved cities

Dave Prentis, general secretary, Unison

Strike laws are already tough – we’ll fight this vindictive Trade Unions Bill Subscription Required

2-Jul-2015 | By Dave Prentis

Unison’s Dave Prentis says the government’s proposed reforms are unfair on council workers

Rob Whiteman, chief executive, Chartered Institute for Public Finance & Accountancy

Rob Whiteman: Councils should resist calls to drive down reserves Subscription Required

1-Jul-2015 | By Rob Whiteman

Councils are prudently earmarking cash, says Cipfa’s chief executive

Mary Ney, commissioner, Rotherham MBC

Chief executives and leaders must work closely to get through more austerity Subscription Required

30-Jun-2015 | By Mary Ney

Rotherham’s Mary Ney on the relationship between senior politicians and officers

Alastair McLellan, HSJ editor

What is an 'acceptable' deficit for the NHS provider sector in 2015-16?

29-Jun-2015 | By Alastair McLellan

The NHS provider sector is in straits similar to those of Greece at the moment but there is no Grexit for those that cannot cope, says Alastair McLellan

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Sarah Calkin

Devolved powers will bring unfamiliar challenges


Councils’ justifiable sense of achievement should not be allowed to turn into a misplaced bravado, writes LGC news editor Sarah Calkin

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Tony Travers

Tony Travers: Transport is heading to a very dark place Subscription Required

1-Jul-2015 | By Tony Travers

Small schemes will be sacrificed on the altar of massive glamour projects

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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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Jonathan House, partner, PwC

Delivering the decentralisation dividend

PwC’s Jonathan House on devolution

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