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High Court rules Pickles illegally discriminated against Travellers

22/01/2015High Court rules Pickles illegally discriminated against Travellers

Eric Pickles has been illegally discriminating against Romany Gypsies by using ministerial powers to personally decide planning applications about whether they should be allowed to settle on gree... more >
Ofsted has a ‘blinkered’ approach to inspecting children’s services – LGA

21/01/2015Ofsted has a ‘blinkered’ approach to inspecting children’s services – LGA

Ofsted has a “blinkered” approach to inspecting children's services, which fails to assess the work of “crucial agencies”, the Local Government Association has warned. ... more >
Council unveils ‘pop-up’ temporary housing solution to cut waiting list

19/01/2015Council unveils ‘pop-up’ temporary housing solution to cut waiting list

Lewisham Council has unveiled plans for an innovative ‘pop-up’ village, providing temporary homes for 24 families and space for community and business use.  Developed in col... more >

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Moving towards integrated commissioning: How can we prepare for the future?

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Leading change in dementia diagnosis and support: How can we prepare for the future?

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Quality in Austerity

09/01/2015

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Heritage + Culture Open Data Challenge Event

10/01/2015

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Councils, Communities and Universal Credit

12/01/2015

The LGA has worked closely with a wide spectrum of councils throughout the early implementation of the reforms. This will be an opportunity to hear from pilots, pathfinders, live service sites and others about the innovative work they are doing in key areas including employment, housing and support for those most affected by, or least equipped to cope with, the changes.

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Elections Conference 2015

15/01/2015

We are pleased to announce that places are now available at the Elections Conference 2015. The Elections Conference is the annual event for returning officers and senior managers who are accountable for the management of the election process.

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Bett 2015

21/01/2015 - 24/01/2015

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Bett 2015

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Bett 2015

21/01/2015 - 24/01/2015

Local Government Strategic Leadership Forum

23/01/2015

With increasing demographic pressures redefining local government priorities, financial incentives promoting integration and declining budgets necessitating local income generation - now is the time to examine regional approaches to sustainable growth and prosperity. Our 2nd Local Government Strategic Leadership Forum is designed for, and developed after extensive consultation with, senior leaders from local government. This event gives you the strategic guidance to drive forward innovation and growth in your area.

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21/01/2015 - 24/01/2015

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LGPS governance summit 2015

27/01/2015

Implementation of the Public Services Pensions Act in April 2015 will provide a number of challenges for LGPS Funds including establishing Local Pension Boards, dealing with the new Scheme Advisory Board and adhering to the code of practice issued by the Pensions Regulator. This high level summit will cover all these key topics and much more as we enter one of the most intriguing political battles in the run up to the General Election in May 2015.

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Looking to improve your local authority digital literacy?

19/01/2015Looking to improve your local authority digital literacy?

The Local Government Association (LGA) is hosting a free event on 2 February 2015, which will help participants access a set of digital tools allowing them to easily analyse, re-use, link and com... more >
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Crime recording

13/12/2014Crime recording

Roger Evans AM, chair of the London Assembly ... more >
Listening to victims and those on the frontline – not just the police

13/12/2014Listening to victims and those on the frontline – not just the police

South Yorkshire’s newly elected Police ... more >
Skills Gateway: Supercharging staff with a new training provider

13/12/2014Skills Gateway: Supercharging staff with a new training provider

Skills Gateway is a new, free service to help... more >

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Joint ventures on the rise?

13/12/2014Joint ventures on the rise?

Mark Johnson, head of public servic... more >
A question of trust: health and social care integration in Scotland

13/12/2014A question of trust: health and social care integration in Scotland

David Eardley, a senior manager at ... more >
Bigger than local

13/12/2014Bigger than local

There is a need for a bigger-than-l... more >

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13/12/2014Trust in town halls

George Osborne said something interesting during his Autumn Statement. “Six months ago people would have said it was completely impossible to get the 10 local authorities of Greater Manchester to come together with the government to agree a major devolution of power to the city and the creation of a new directly elected mayor.” What was most striking about this passage, actually, was not the ambition but the lack of it. This government has supposedly had a localist and... read more >

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Professionally disabled

Professionally disabled

Andy Rickell, CEO of Action on Disability and Work UK and a government adviser on disability issues, talks about the barriers and challenges for ... more > more last word articles >