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New GM mayor must mean business from day one and needs quick wins

16/01/2017New GM mayor must mean business from day one and needs quick wins

Ensuring the construction of new houses and offices, introducing a congestion charge and tackling the crisis in social care should be top priorities for the new Greater Manchester mayor when they... more >
London health devolution MoU due imminently

12/01/2017London health devolution MoU due imminently

London boroughs are expected to agree a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding health devolution with national partners early this year, which would be buttressed by individual agreements in... more >
Unison: Cuts culture could lead to mass exodus of council staff

05/01/2017Unison: Cuts culture could lead to mass exodus of council staff

Local government is undergoing a crisis of stressed and dissatisfied workers due to the effects of public sector cuts, which could lead to a mass exodus of staff, a new report has revealed. ... more >

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Will we see more staff freezes to meet the financial challenge?

09/01/2017Will we see more staff freezes to meet the financial challenge?

A staff freeze has been introduced at Devon County Council as local authorities propose increasingly radical measures to try to relieve financial pressures. The council announced last week t... more >
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McMahon: I worry that the public are not part of the devolution conversation

20/12/2016McMahon: I worry that the public are not part of the devolution conversation

Jim McMahon, Labour’s shadow minister f... more >
Solace president mandate: Champion diversity and celebrate great public services

20/12/2016Solace president mandate: Champion diversity and celebrate great public services

Jo Miller, the recently-elected president of ... more >
The secret to the success of one public estate

19/08/2016The secret to the success of one public estate

Central government has faced strong criticism... more >
Joint ventures: Are we better together?

19/04/2016Joint ventures: Are we better together?

Vivien Holland, local government advisory dir... more >

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Lessons from Germany to fix the UK’s housing crisis

06/01/2017Lessons from Germany to fix the UK’s housing crisis

Dr Charlotte Snelling, a researcher... more >
Unlocking smart capabilities for local authorities

04/01/2017Unlocking smart capabilities for local authorities

Matthew Evans, executive director o... more >
Standardising digital transformation across the capital

04/01/2017Standardising digital transformation across the capital

Previously part of the Government D... more >

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20/12/2016No early Christmas presents

As the chancellor stood at the despatch box in late November, the public sector waited with bated breath at what support would be given to those that are working under extreme pressure. Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, Philip Hammond didn’t deliver any early Christmas presents for local government. And it is unlikely that we will see A Christmas Carol change of heart anytime soon.  Despite major calls from a plethora of organisations for the chancellor to deliver extra... read more >

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Some libraries are better than others

Some libraries are better than others

Helen Milner, chief executive of Good Things Foundation, formerly the Tinder Foundation, expands on the organisation’s recent claims t... more > more last word articles >

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