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Liverpool council to axe 300 jobs to plug £90m funding gap

17/02/2017Liverpool council to axe 300 jobs to plug £90m funding gap

Liverpool City Council has stated that around 300 jobs would be cut while protecting frontline services as much as possible as the authority attempts to plug a £90m funding gap by 2020. ... more >
Councils banned from boycotting suppliers after Israel scandal

14/02/2017Councils banned from boycotting suppliers after Israel scandal

Councils will now be legally forbidden from boycotting companies and countries unless restrictions have already been put in place by central government, new DCLG plans have outlined. The mov... more >
Delayed strategy to take ‘whole-government approach’ to digital

13/02/2017Delayed strategy to take ‘whole-government approach’ to digital

The government has revealed its delayed digital transformation strategy which sets out its plan to establish a “whole-government approach” to transformation across the public sector b... more >

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Building on Chamberlain’s ‘visionary’ legacy in Brexit talks

02/02/2017Building on Chamberlain’s ‘visionary’ legacy in Brexit talks

Leaders and mayors from the UK’s 10 Core Cities are determined to build on the legacy of “visionary city reformer” Joseph Chamberlain by striving to design successful, inclusive... 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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