Opinion

    • Michael Burton

    Cut the benefit bill by investing in social housing

    By Michael Burton | September 20, 2017

    It is rare for ministers to plan beyond the lifetime of a parliament. There are exceptions: automatic pension enrolment introduced from 2012 by the then Liberal Democrat minister Steve Webb is one example of a politician taking a long-term view [..]

    • Heather Jameson

    Devolution is dead: Long live devolution

    By Heather Jameson | September 19, 2017

    Rumours of the death of devolution have been greatly exaggerated, it would seem, if the secretary of state is to be believed.

    Working together

    By Paul Smith | September 19, 2017

    If districts and counties can overcome their differences, they can use their collective knowledge to achieve extraordinary improvements that neither could bring about on their own, writes Paul Smith.

  • Latest Ombudsman's report reignites the outsourcing debate

    September 6, 2017

    The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s recent report, Lifting the lid on bin complaints, has reignited the debate around outsourced services and whether local government gets value for money from such contracts.

 
 

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