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Universal Credit IT fix risks 'throwing good money after bad' Subscription Required

26-Nov-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Hodge: ‘unacceptably poor management has wasted time and taxpayers’ money’

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Councils resist rush to call in consultants

25-Nov-2014 8:26 am | By Mark Smulian

Survey finds spending almost static over two years

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Pipe demands more devolution for boroughs Subscription Required

25-Nov-2014 8:13 am | By David Paine

Hint boroughs should work closer together to get control of more “money and programmes that are currently run less effectively” nationally

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Royal Courts of Justice

NHS England primary care decisions 'unlawful', High Court rules

25-Nov-2014 7:20 am | By Shaun Lintern

NHS England is acting unlawfully by failing to properly involve and inform patients about its primary care commissioning decisions, a High Court judge has said.

Wales public services minister Leighton Andrews

Welsh reorganisation mired in discord

24-Nov-2014 8:40 am | By Mark Smulian

Most councils refuse to take their partners as recommended for mergers

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

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

20-Nov-2014

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

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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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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

Warwickshire CC chief executive Jim Graham

It's time for 'managed disruption' of public services Subscription Required

25-Nov-2014 | By Jim Graham

Real transformation hasn’t even begun yet, Warwickshire CC chief executive Jim Graham says

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Inside Out: We face a 20-year battle to give everywhere devolution Subscription Required

25-Nov-2014

We are heading for a typical British mess, writes LGC’s chief executive columnist

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Michael Lockwood

Osborne must seize the chance to put councils in control Subscription Required

25-Nov-2014

Michael Lockwood says the public and councils are ready for power to shift to local authorities

Dick Sorabji, corporate director of policy and public affairs, London Councils

Financial reform is becoming a safe option Subscription Required

24-Nov-2014

If change is coming it is because the balance of risks is shifting, says London Councils’ Dick Sorabji

Stephen Hughes

Devolution rests on getting the geography right Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014

Stephen Hughes says we must devolve to areas with equal needs

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LGC Innovation Supplement – October 2014

23-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Free your thinking: Local authorities reimagine services

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