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LGA proposals to scrap ‘ban’ on term-time holidays rejected

24/10/2014LGA proposals to scrap ‘ban’ on term-time holidays rejected

Proposals by the Local Government Association (LGA) to relax the rules that prevent parents from taking children out of school in term-time and give more discretion back to headteachers have been... more >
Councils detecting record levels of fraud – Audit Commission

23/10/2014Councils detecting record levels of fraud – Audit Commission

Fraud detection rates by councils in England are at their highest level in 25 years, according to a new report by the Audit Commission. The report – Protecting the Public Purse 2014: F... more >
Collaboration will drive digital in public services – Socitm Conference

22/10/2014Collaboration will drive digital in public services – Socitm Conference

The next government could help deliver a culture of ‘digital by design, open by default’ for public services – but not through a ‘one-size-fits-all’ method like the ... more >

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Out with old ASBOs and in with CBOs

20/10/2014Out with old ASBOs and in with CBOs

Out with ASBOs and in with CBOs (Criminal Behaviour Orders). From today, as part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, local authorities and police will be provided with more... more >
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Local by default

12/10/2014Local by default

Locality, the umbrella organisation represent... more >
The costs of care

12/10/2014The costs of care

Many councils are worried about the costs of ... more >
Councils looking to redevelop their estate – not just sell it off

12/10/2014Councils looking to redevelop their estate – not just sell it off

Alex Thomson, chief executive at Localis, tal... more >
Creative thinking to take children’s services forward: interview with Alan Wood

12/10/2014Creative thinking to take children’s services forward: interview with Alan Wood

Alan Wood, president of the Association of Di... more >

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Public procurement – new regulations bring a few surprises

12/10/2014Public procurement – new regulations bring a few surprises

Mark Johnson, partner at public ser... more >
Academy schools and the structural reform of education

12/10/2014Academy schools and the structural reform of education

Education policy expert Stephen Ray... more >
A clear statement of intent on diversity in the Civil Service

12/10/2014A clear statement of intent on diversity in the Civil Service

Sir Simon Fraser, Head of the Diplo... more >

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12/10/2014Where the buck stops

Professor Alexis Jay’s report into the abuse in Rotherham grabbed the national headlines and forced a number of high-profile resignations. It’s also prompted a flurry of new inquiries and investigations, all aimed at finding out just how our systems let the children of that town down so badly – and how to prevent it ever happening again. We were keen to get expert views on this issue, including from Alan Wood – president of the Association of Directors of... read more >

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Recovery of public sector exit payments

Recovery of public sector exit payments

Paul McFarlane of the Employment Lawyers Association says the government has created confusion and set itself an impossible task with its proposa... more > more last word articles >

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