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Opinion from LGC

What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government

Gary Porter

I may not be a great wordsmith or orator but I'm ready to lead the LGA Subscription Required

27-May-2015 | By Gary Porter

Having thrown his hat into the LGA chairmanship ring, Gary Porter outlines his offer to the association

Michael White

The future would be tough, whoever was in power Subscription Required

26-May-2015 | By Michael White

Michael White assesses Cameron’s victory and Labour’s next move

Andrew Cozens

How will Burt fare as care services minister? Subscription Required

26-May-2015 | By Andrew Cozens

Andrew Cozens assesses Alistair Burt’s ministerial intray

Shaun Lintern

'Seven day services' won't be won through overheated disputes Subscription Required

25-May-2015 | By Shaun Lintern

‘Phoney war’ over extended working risks a damaging national showdown, says HSJ’s Shaun Lintern

David Finch

This cannot be George Osborne’s final offer on devolution Subscription Required

22-May-2015 | By David Finch

Essex’s David Finch says counties could satisfy chancellor’s accountability demands with ‘county governors’

Alex Fox, chief executive, Shared Lives

Economies of scale don’t work for home care contracts Subscription Required

22-May-2015 | By Alex Fox

Alex Fox says reducing services to the sum cost of its staff hours leads to poor outcomes

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Nick Golding, LGC editor

Counties and districts deserve devolution clarity too

20-May-2015

Cities are right to indicate they will take advantage of George Osborne’s deal - but non-urban areas need devolution too, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher

Local elections analysis: Talk of multi-party England is premature Subscription Required

11-May-2015

Labour and the Conservatives have made advances at the Liberal Democrats’ expense, write Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher

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Tony Travers

Housing policies appear designed for post-election trade-offs, not implementation Subscription Required

27-May-2015 | By Tony Travers

Tory plans could potentially result in an array of unintended consequences, writes Tony Travers

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Inside out: We must use carrot, stick and nudge to keep Britain tidy Subscription Required

14-Apr-2015

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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Dean Dickinson

How to ensure you get the best from financial software providers

Advanced Business Solutions’ Dean Dickinson on procuring financial IT

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