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Opinion from LGC

What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

Norman Warner

Manchester’s devolved 'Healthopolis' can rescue the NHS from crisis Subscription Required

2-Apr-2015 | By Norman Warner, Jack O'Sullivan

English devolution offers great benefits, improving patient outcomes, potentially transforming the care and cash crisis, while protecting NHS core values, say Norman Warner and Jack O’Sullivan

Sir Howard Bernstein

Sir Howard Bernstein: Unity of purpose will make a success of integration Subscription Required

1-Apr-2015 | By Sir Howard Bernstein

Manchester’s chief executive says devolution is already leading to proposals to bring about better health, longer and more productive lives

Andrew Carter, acting chief executive, Centre for Cities

What 100 years of city change tells us about the future Subscription Required

1-Apr-2015 | By Andrew Carter

We are in the century of knowledge and the UK needs to look for new and innovative industries to drive growth, says Centre for Citiies’ Andrew Carter

Shane Britton, policy manager, Revolving Doors Agency

A breakthrough budget for people facing multiple needs Subscription Required

31-Mar-2015 | By Shane Britton

Shane Britton hails help from chancellor for people with severe and multiple disadvantages

Mary Ney, commissioner, Rotherham MBC

Leisure services have a wide economic reach Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 | By Mary Ney

The undervaluing of cultural and leisure services prompted by the financial climate is short-sighted, says Mary Ney

John Middleton, vice-resident for policy, Faculty of Public Health

Councils are fighting with one hand behind their backs on public health Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015 | By John Middleton

We need good national laws to complement local action, says the Faculty of Public Health’s John Middleton

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LGC editor Nick Golding

Boris and Jules' devolution deal will weaken centralists' grip Subscription Required


‘Localist versus centralist’ is fast becoming the most significant categorisation of politician, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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

It is almost inevitable a future government will review the future of public audit Subscription Required

1-Apr-2015 | By Tony Travers

Tony Travers on the demise of the Audit Commission

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Inside Out: Our public infrastructure is crumbling Subscription Required


The cumulative effect of the past five years is best experienced from the saddle of a pushbike, writes LGC’s council chief executive insider

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Chris Ginnelly, managing director, Civica Digital Solutions

‘Walking tall again’ with digital ambitions

Civica’s Chris Ginelly on the need to deliver more customer-focused, dititally enabled and efficient services

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