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London survey shows effective approach to helping vulnerable kids

23/07/2019London survey shows effective approach to helping vulnerable kids

New research from London Councils highlights the life-changing impact early intervention has on the most vulnerable young people in the capital. The umbrella group’s evaluation of children’s social care and special educational need more >
Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall get £3m funding for flood measures

23/07/2019Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall get £3m funding for flood measures

Communities across Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall and central England are to be protected against the impact of flooding after almost £3 million of government investment. Following a competitive evaluation process, three projects have bee more >
New Chief Executive at East Hampshire and Havant Councils

22/07/2019New Chief Executive at East Hampshire and Havant Councils

East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council have approved the permanent appointment of Gill Kneller as shared Chief Executive. She was made interim Chief Executive in January 2019, following the departure of predecessor Sandy Hopkins more >

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Controversial new prevention green paper ‘a step in the right direction’

23/07/2019Controversial new prevention green paper ‘a step in the right direction’

The long-awaited prevention green paper has been published by the government, including a host of policies targeting ill-health such as proposals tackling smoking, drinking and poor diets. The more >
London survey shows effective approach to helping vulnerable kids

23/07/2019London survey shows effective approach to helping vulnerable kids

New research from London Councils highlights the life-changing impact early intervention has on the most vulnerable young people in the capital. The umbrella group’s evaluation of childre more >
Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall get £3m funding for flood measures

23/07/2019Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall get £3m funding for flood measures

Communities across Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall and central England are to be protected against the impact of flooding after almost £3 million of government investment. Following a compe more >
New Chief Executive at East Hampshire and Havant Councils

22/07/2019New Chief Executive at East Hampshire and Havant Councils

East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council have approved the permanent appointment of Gill Kneller as shared Chief Executive. She was made interim Chief Executive in January 2019, fo more >
Government consultation with local authorities to promote local voices

22/07/2019Government consultation with local authorities to promote local voices

Communities Secretary Rt Hon. James Brokenshire has laid out the government’s vision for building a stronger sense of belonging and shared prosperity within local communities. The new Com more >
Social care pooled funding reaches £6.4bn as Better Care Fund renewed

22/07/2019Social care pooled funding reaches £6.4bn as Better Care Fund renewed

Ministers have confirmed the renewal of the Better Care fund for 2019 to 2020, bringing the available pooled funding to £6.4bn. The fund provides financial support for councils and NHS or more >

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New rules to change the future of Social Value

05/06/2019New rules to change the future of Social Value

The government has announced the introduction of new rules to change the future of social value and make the way housing developers stump up the money for infrastructure both simpler and more transparent. These regulatory changes are designed to help achieve its ambition to deliver 300,000 ex more >
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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector a... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technolo... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers o... more >

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The importance of openness after Grenfell

The importance of openness after Grenfell

Following the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy, Lord Porter, chairman of the LGA, argues that if the public are going to have faith in the safety te... more > more last word articles >