George Thorley looks at our nations’ challenges as they start to look beyond the pandemic. He argues for the strengthening of the role of local government as a key component of the new normal.
July 28, 2021
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Leo Jones lays out the deeper challenges that need to be recognised and addressed if the SEND review is going to tackle the complex problems behind rising numbers of education, health and care plans.
July 28, 2021
CIPFA will be working to strengthen treasury management practice by including updates on environmental, social and governance related matters to the existing risk management section of its treasury management code, says Rob Whiteman.
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If Government wants to maximise the bang for its buck in levelling up the country, then it must start investing in local councils and allow them to skill up local people from all backgrounds, argues Paul O'Brien.
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