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Number of children in council care up 12%

22/08/2014Number of children in council care up 12%

The number of children in council care in England has risen by 12% in the last four years, with overall costs calculated at £3.4bn, according to new research by the Audit Commission. I... more >
Glasgow signs £1bn infrastructure City Deal

21/08/2014Glasgow signs £1bn infrastructure City Deal

Glasgow has formally signed a £1.13bn City Deal with the UK and Scottish governments, which will bring significant infrastructure investment to the area. The Glasgow and Clyde Valley I... more >
Councils funding school meals shortfall – LGA

19/08/2014Councils funding school meals shortfall – LGA

Councils and schools have had to divert funds from their budgets to help deliver the government’s free school meal policy, despite promises it would be fully-funded, a new study has reveale... more >
Seven councils accused of Publicity Code breach

22/08/2014Seven councils accused of Publicity Code breach

Seven local authorities have been a... more >
Number of children in council care up 12%

22/08/2014Number of children in council care up 12%

The number of children in council c... more >
First wave of projects to build 200,000 new homes revealed

21/08/2014First wave of projects to build 200,000 new homes revealed

The first wave of projects to benef... more >
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Here be dragons

18/08/2014Here be dragons

There have been stories over the past few days of the outrageous and amusing freedom of information requests some councils have had to tackle. The LGA media team know that they are doing &nd... more >
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Leading the electric charge: plug-in cars for government fleets

01/08/2014Leading the electric charge: plug-in cars for government fleets

The government has announced £5m funding ... more >
Digital health innovation boosted in Bradford

01/08/2014Digital health innovation boosted in Bradford

Dr Liam Sutton, the University of Bradford&rsqu... more >
Getting customer services right in tight times

01/08/2014Getting customer services right in tight times

Jo Causon, chief executive of the Institute of ... more >
Achieving a better-paid, better-trained social care workforce

01/08/2014Achieving a better-paid, better-trained social care workforce

David Pearson, president of the Association of ... more >

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Are public sector workers different?

01/08/2014Are public sector workers different?

Mirco Tonin and Michael Vlassopoulos,... more >
Watching the nation’s wasteline

01/08/2014Watching the nation’s wasteline

Mark Rowney, research fellow at IPPR,... more >
Cutting the cost of competitive tendering

01/08/2014Cutting the cost of competitive tendering

As the West Midlands Contractor Frame... more >

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01/08/2014Stones still unturned

England’s ‘Core Cities’ are becoming increasingly confident and aggressive in their calls for more powers, freedoms and budgetary control. Government rhetoric has long been on their side, and indeed as PSE was going to press the chancellor, George Osborne, turned up in Manchester to endorse the One North infrastructure proposal from an alliance of northern cities. As with so much else with this Coalition government, that rhetoric (stronger in the early days) has been... read more >

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Unconscious bias: it’s all in the subtleties

Unconscious bias: it’s all in the subtleties

Over the years negative, hostile behaviour towards women at work has generally been deemed overt sexism and therefore unacceptable. However, the su... more > more last word articles >

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