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Burnham: Early backlash against devolution is wholly unsurprising

13/07/2017Burnham: Early backlash against devolution is wholly unsurprising

It’s no wonder that there was a strong backlash against devolution from the very beginning given that the entire process looked like it was being shaped by the same “old thinking, old... more >
Roll-out of 100% business rates retention to LG by 2019-20 ‘unrealistic’

10/07/2017Roll-out of 100% business rates retention to LG by 2019-20 ‘unrealistic’

Meeting the target of rolling out 100% business rates retention nationally by 2019-20, which was set out by the last government, is now “unrealistic,” London Councils has stated. ... more >
Two combined authorities reveal new CEOs at cost of £300,000

29/06/2017Two combined authorities reveal new CEOs at cost of £300,000

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have confirmed the appointments of their CEOs this week, with the pair’s combined sala... more >

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‘The HSCN is the realisation of industry best practice’

30/06/2017‘The HSCN is the realisation of industry best practice’

Keith Smith, public sector business developme... more >
HSCN: The enabler for a more joined-up public sector

26/06/2017HSCN: The enabler for a more joined-up public sector

Mark Hall, Chief Assurance Officer at Redcent... more >
Maintaining the momentum for further devolution

25/04/2017Maintaining the momentum for further devolution

Ahead of this year’s mayoral elections,... more >
New social care funding misses the point

13/04/2017New social care funding misses the point

Clive Betts MP, chair of the Communities and ... more >

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Changing our commissioning approach

03/07/2017Changing our commissioning approach

Michelle Atkinson, commissioning ma... more >
Reinventing local government

03/07/2017Reinventing local government

The time has come for councils to a... more >
Public sector outsourcing: a marriage that must work

03/07/2017Public sector outsourcing: a marriage that must work

Kerry Hallard, the president of the... more >
Harnessing data sharing in transport

30/06/2017Harnessing data sharing in transport

Simon White of Transport Systems Ca... more >

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15/06/2017Challenges remain

As PSE went to press, we were days away from finding out which political party or parties would be leading the country following Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election for 8 June.  Whoever enters the door at No.10, irrelevant of their political colour, is faced with serious challenges, from social care to the NHS, housing to the economy, and, of course, the all-consuming and imminent Brexit negotiations which will have ramifications for generations to... read more >

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National policies won’t fix local problems

National policies won’t fix local problems

Andrew Carter, the recently-appointed chief executive of Centre for Cities, argues that the new government will only succeed if it focuses on imp... more > more last word articles >

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