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Small steps to fairer opportunities

Devolution of the work and health programme to London is helping the capital’s boroughs on their journey towards achieving inclusive growth. Peter John explains.

Fighting fraud through collaboration

Fraud is a serious issue for local government. Rachael Tiffen says setting up a sector-led counter fraud standard has proven to be a shining example of collaborative working.

Let’s get our voices heard

iMPOWER’s Jeremy Cooper says ‘solving’ the problem of delayed transfers is not as simple as merely throwing £1bn at it.

Social care investment is a benefit, not a cost

Andrew Burns says local government will have to explain the positive impacts of investing in social care, rather than focusing on the costs of doing so.

The winding road towards LGPS pooling

The change in mindset demanded by the pooling of the local government pension schemes should not be underestimated, writes Paul Traynor.

What happens when government loses its corporate memory?

Michael Burton looks at the DCLG's current crop of policies and asks whether the new department is failing to learn from its past endeavours.

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Local councillors of the future

Nadeem Aziz on the preparations that are taking place for the local elections and the future for elected members.

Setting an agenda for the districts

District councils have a vital role to play in vibrant communities, says Steve Atkinson.

Will a reform chief be accepted by Whitehall?

The shortlist for Whitehall's new DG of civil service reform is supposedly drawn up this week, Michael Burton looks at the history to this postion.