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Dr Andrew Larner says it would be impossible for councils to ignore the increasing wave of big data - and embracing the change seems to be at the forefront of local authority evolution.

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Dr Andrew Larner says iESE has developed an improvement and innovation model to support exchange of the latest local government practice that is inclusive and easy to use.

A fair care package at a fair price with fair wages

Dr Andrew Larner says it is more important than ever to understand whether a fair price is being paid for a package of care that is fair to the service user

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Middlesbrough in staff shuffle as council makes budget cuts

Middlesbrough Council’s directly-elected mayor has announced plans to bring at least 350 staff back in-house from the local authority’s partnership with Mouchel.

Lloyds buys Birmingham’s NEC for £300m

Birmingham City Council has sold the NEC Group to the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group for more than £300m.

Council to earn £100,000 by taking on corporate events role

Colchester BC has gone into the wedding and corporate events business in a bid to earn the local authority £100,000 a year.