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South Hampshire starts talks on combined authority Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014 7:19 am | By Mark Smulian

Formation complicated by district boundaries

David Sparks

Sparks quits as Dudley leader Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014 12:19 pm | By Mark Smulian

LGA chair to concentrate on national role

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Vulnerable housing assessments to be defended Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014 7:54 am | By David Paine

Charities challenge councils in the Supreme Court

Ed Miliband

Leader quits for Miliband role Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014 7:45 am | By Mark Smulian

York’s James Alexander to become policy officer

Simon Stevens

Stevens predicts 'incredibly tough' year for NHS Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014 6:14 am | By Ben Clover

The chief executive of NHS England has warned that next year will be “incredibly tough” for the NHS, leaving areas which already have “deep problems” with little chance of recovering.

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NAO report proves it's time to axe the DCLG

19-Nov-2014 | By Nick Golding

If Eric Pickles’ department cannot even accurately analyse the impact of its own policies then it cannot justify its existence, writes LGC editor Nick Golding

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Special Feature: Integration


Reasons to be sceptical about the better care fund Subscription Required


The limits of the better care fund’s ability to save money represent a significant challenge for whoever forms the next government

Colette Wyatt-Lowe

Better care fund is not just about the money Subscription Required


Integration is already improving services, writes Colette Wyatt-Lowe, chair of Hertfordshire’s health and wellbeing board

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Perry Holmes, assistant director for legal and corporate services, Medway Council

Our work with betting shops will tackle addiction and debt Subscription Required


Medway Council’s self-exclusion scheme helps gambling addicts to help themselves


Latest Survey

Chris Ginnelly, Civica

The next stage of digitisation

11-Nov-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Councils are keen to digitise services but are held back by a lack of investment and data security fears. LGC survey supported by Civica

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Latest Comment from LGC's Partners

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Social media and the future citizen

20-Nov-2014 | By Paul Bradbury

Paul Bradbury says social media changes the way councils interact with citizens

Angela Dempsey Baker Tilly

Do you care enough about better care?

20-Nov-2014 | By Angela Dempsey

Angela Dempsey on how councils must approach the better care fund

Stephen Hughes

Devolution rests on getting the geography right Subscription Required


Stephen Hughes says we must devolve to areas with equal needs

Sue Higgins

DCLG must monitor the impact of spending cuts properly


The NAO’s Sue Higgins says central government does not assess spending power robustly

Amanda Clack, senior vice-president, RICS

Local authorities need a say in infrastructure plans


Amanda Clack says local authorities should help form a national infrastructure plan

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Tony Travers, director of the Greater London group at the London School of Economics

'All our eggs are in one battered basket' Subscription Required

18-Nov-2014 | By Tony Travers

Despite Britain’s decent performance in international league tables, improved government is undoubtedly required, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

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Inside Out: Is independent living always the right care option? Subscription Required


Every individual is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all care pathway, writes LGC’s chief executive columnist

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Innovation October 2014

LGC Innovation Supplement – October 2014

23-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Free your thinking: Local authorities reimagine services

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