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What sector leaders think about the issues that affect local government


What the Scottish vote means for the NHS Subscription Required

22-Aug-2014 | By Michael White

Yes/no vote affects the whole UK system, says HSJ columnist Michael White

Alastair McLellan

East Kent is a test case for the new CQC regime and its consequences Subscription Required

21-Aug-2014 | By Alastair McLellan

The actions the stewards of providers take will be coloured by the implications for an organisation’s finances, says HSJ’s Alastair McLellan

Charlie Parker

More freedoms will mean an ever stronger performance Subscription Required

18-Aug-2014 | By Charlie Parker

Central government must offer the right incentives and rewards for local authorities and other public services to reduce demand, says Westminster City Council’s Charlie Parker

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Richard Harrington Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP

A new investment model to kickstart housing Subscription Required

18-Aug-2014 | By Richard Harrington

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP’s Richard Harrington on attracting retail investors to local housing projects

Gillian Guy

Childcare provision must meet new demands Subscription Required

14-Aug-2014 | By Gillian Guy

The shift away from regular oversight makes it harder to design worthwhile national support schemes, says Citizens Advice chief executive Gillian Guy

Alex Fox

Social care extends beyond service delivery Subscription Required

14-Aug-2014 | By Alex Fox

Services are vital but they are only part of the ecosystem of support, says Shared Lives’ chief executive Alex Fox

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Ministers' favourites are spared while councils feel the pain Subscription Required

21-Aug-2014 | By Tony Travers

Some local government programmes are seeing their funding halved while public opinion is protecting some national projects writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

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Inside out: Give us power and we'll emulate Ireland's low tax approach Subscription Required


The Scottish referendum is shaping the devolution debate, inspiring LGC’s Insider to consider how councils would use new powers to boost their local economy

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Carl Brooks

But what does 'digital' mean?

There now needs to be an invest-to-save mentality around the digital future as it becomes a key plank of cost reduction, says Capita’s Carl Brooks

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