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Tighter recycling contamination levels costs councilsSubscription

“It’s clear that the ban by China on imported waste… could have a marked impact on councils’ ability to recycle”

Dawn Baxendale

‘Should NHS take over social care?’ asks Birmingham chiefSubscription

“Because of where the NHS sits in the national psyche, should it be one system? Should we be running social care at all?”

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Geoff Mulgan: become 'digital place-makers' or lose role to GoogleSubscription

Concern expressed that councils are preoccupied with coping with cuts and not planning ahead sufficiently for a more connected world

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Borough slammed over plan to halt plastics recyclingSubscription

“I would say to all local authorities ‘please don’t follow this model’.”

Melanie Leech BPF

Brexit fears causing house-building 'turbulence'Subscription

Investor confidence remains low due to a lack of clarity around Brexit which is causing a negative effect on the UK housebuilding sector

Meg Hillier

MPs demand 10-year plan for social care Subscription

Public Accounts Committee report says the government currently has no effective strategy to integrate the NHS and social care

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