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Council CEOs welcome Industrial Strategy to drive devolution

21/04/2017Council CEOs welcome Industrial Strategy to drive devolution

Council chief executives have welcomed the Industrial Strategy Green Paper, saying that they agree with the government’s plans to build a s... more >
Scottish councils urged to target local SMEs with procurement spend

21/04/2017Scottish councils urged to target local SMEs with procurement spend

Less than a fifth of council procurement budgets in Scotland are spent on small or medium sized enterprises (SME), the Federation of Small Busine... more >
LGiU: Councillors not ‘digital dinosaurs’ but skills gap still an issue

21/04/2017LGiU: Councillors not ‘digital dinosaurs’ but skills gap still an issue

Councillors across the country are not “digital dinosaurs” and generally hold strong and positive views about technology and data, a ... more >

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11/04/2017A watershed moment in British politics

The government has now officially triggered Article 50, formally starting the process of Britain’s exit from the EU. How this will affect local government, the wider public sector and the Civil Service remains to be seen, but the likelihood of it being plain sailing with the enormity of the task ahead seems rather unlikely.  It is, therefore, quite appropriate that in this edi... read more >

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Parliament cannot solve homelessness through legislation alone

Parliament cannot solve homelessness through legislation alone

Cllr Michelle Lowe, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing and health at Sevenoaks District Council, argues that if the government is really serious about combating homelessness they will w... more > more last word articles >

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New social care funding misses the point

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

Clive Betts MP, chair of the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committ... more >
Leading transformational change through procurement

01/03/2017Leading transformational change through procurement

Liz Welton, chair of the Society of Procurement Officers in Local Governmen... more >

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Why opening up procurement matters to the UK public sector

22/03/2017Why opening up procurement matters to the UK public sector

Rob Levene, managing director of Bloom, explains why opening up procurement is important to the UK public sector.  Procuring products a... more >
Greenlight given for £1.5m GM Arts and Heritage funding

16/03/2017Greenlight given for £1.5m GM Arts and Heritage funding

Around £1.5m worth of funds will be put towards transformative Arts and Heritage projects in Greater Manchester, as it was announced that t... more >
Centre for Cities CEO to step down after six years at helm

13/03/2017Centre for Cities CEO to step down after six years at helm

Alexandra Jones will step down after six years as the chief executive of Centre for Cities to move to the government’s Department of Busine... more >
CCS to launch largest public sector water framework agreement in the UK

02/03/2017CCS to launch largest public sector water framework agreement in the UK

From 1 April, most business and public sector organisations will be able to choose which company supplies their water. Crown Commercial Service i... more >

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