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There may be new ways to bridge the health and care divide Subscription Required

23-Oct-2014 | By Richard Humphries

The King’s Fund will work on new approaches to end the fragmentation of services, writes Richard Humphries

Richard Hornby

Could councils be GP surgeries' lifeline? Subscription Required

20-Oct-2014 | By Richard Hornby

GP practices are part of our civic history, but they are struggling, writes Rich Hornby

Book review: Finding Solace in a book

17-Oct-2014 | By Joshua Toulmin Smith

Joshua Toulmin Smith peruses a volume of fiction from Solace

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Peter Fleming

Data is key to improving public services Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 | By Peter Fleming

The LGA’s Peter Fleming on a pilot to improve performance benchmarking

Dick Sorabji London Councils 2014

Devo-max is not just about Scotland Subscription Required

21-Oct-2014 | By Dick Sorabji

Cities and regions must describe their ambition and this must now be more than local government plus, says London Councils’ Dick Sorabji

Sue Higgins

DWP must tackle fraud and error in housing benefit

20-Oct-2014 | By Sue Higgins

Sue Higgins says NAO’s report on housing benefit uncovers DWP failures

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Financial complexity can prove a 'useful distraction' Subscription Required

22-Oct-2014 | By Tony Travers

When the public cannot reasonably know the facts, ministers can avoid spelling out the consequences of their actions or inaction, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

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Inside Out: I'm on a plain English crusade Subscription Required


Talking gobbledegook can be a way of hiding the unpalatable, writes LGC’s insider

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Peter Hogg EC Harris

Finding the right partners to drive economic growth

EC Harris’ Peter Hogg on how councils can identify good private sector partners

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