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Devolved administrations must not be an ‘afterthought’ in Brexit talks

08/12/2016Devolved administrations must not be an ‘afterthought’ in Brexit talks

Devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are at risk of being excluded from the Brexit process under the current system, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affai... more >
Javid outlines plans for Tower Hamlets to regain best value control

02/12/2016Javid outlines plans for Tower Hamlets to regain best value control

The borough council of Tower Hamlets may soon be given back its authority over best value duty, the DCLG confirmed today. Communities secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that Tower Hamlets counc... more >
Exclusive: National framework for devolution needed, says McMahon

01/12/2016Exclusive: National framework for devolution needed, says McMahon

A national framework for English devolution should be drawn up, but decisions over the requirement for a mayor should be made locally and not demanded by central government, Labour’s shadow... more >

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Replacement for Manchester’s Sir Howard Bernstein revealed

05/12/2016Replacement for Manchester’s Sir Howard Bernstein revealed

The current chief executive of Wakefield Council will take over the helm at Manchester City Council, replacing Sir Howard Bernstein as he retires after a 45-year career. Joanne Roney has hea... more >
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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 >
London needs a new deal to tackle the housing crisis

13/04/2016London needs a new deal to tackle the housing crisis

Tackling the capital’s housing crisis w... more >
What would Brexit mean for UK public agencies?

07/04/2016What would Brexit mean for UK public agencies?

Anand Menon, professor of European Politics a... more >

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Brexit: Can the Civil Service keep calm and carry on?

04/11/2016Brexit: Can the Civil Service keep calm and carry on?

Julian Smith, head of external affa... more >
Time for housing reform

04/11/2016Time for housing reform

Pete Jefferys, senior policy office... more >
Hitting 2020 climate change targets four years early

04/11/2016Hitting 2020 climate change targets four years early

Nottingham City Council’s por... more >
What the Brexit vote means for local government finance

01/11/2016What the Brexit vote means for local government finance

Paul Dossett, partner and head of l... more >

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19/10/2016Clarity still needed on direction of travel

As the party conference season came to a close, the sector still wasn’t any clearer on the direction of travel for devolution and local government reform.  Instead, like last year, it appears that the chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November is likely to be the pulpit from which some clarity will hopefully be delivered.  Although both the chancellor, Philip Hammond, and communities secretary, Sajid Javid, guaranteed that the government was “continuing... read more >

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Local government must be at the frontline of the fight against poverty

Local government must be at the frontline of the fight against poverty

Katharine Knox, policy and research manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), on why we must make sure local areas have the powers, incent... more > more last word articles >

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