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Capitalising on the boroughs

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

London boroughs should be permitted to enter into combined authority arrangements, the Society of London Treasurers has argued in a report ‘Capitalising on the Boroughs’.  The report argues that new.. read more

Councils consult on cuts

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

“This is the toughest budget we’ve ever faced,” says Kent County Council’s cabinet member for finance, John Simmonds.  Kent is one of several local authorities opening consultations on its budget.. read more

Asian ‘patriarchy’ comments attacked

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

Comments by communities minister Kris Hopkins describing patriarchy in Asian communities as a “root cause” in some child abuse cases have been strongly disputed by a range of experts in community cohesion.. read more

Icelandic legacy: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on February 23rd, 2010 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  Iceland may not have changed everything as far as local government investment policies are concerned. But the collapse of the country’s three banks certainly had a big effect on.. read more

When push comes to shove: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on January 9th, 2010 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

Local authorities will not make sufficient progress in achieving cost savings through shared services unless they are forced to do it, a report from business advisory firm Deloitte argues..   .. read more

Councils must make progress on IFRS: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on December 29th, 2009 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  Local authorities should by now be well advanced in their progress towards the adoption from April next year of IFRS – International Financial Reporting Standards.   The adoption of.. read more

Reform of LGPS inevitable: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on September 14th, 2009 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

Substantial reform of the Local Government Pension Scheme is increasingly looking inevitable.  What is more, that reform is not dependent on a different government.  Even existing ministers seem determined to.. read more

California dreaming (of solvency): Local Government Chronicle

Posted on July 7th, 2009 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

Local government in the United States is in a dire mess.  Nowhere is this more true than in the state of California, where counties, cities and the state itself are.. read more

Pensions lose £14bn: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on June 26th, 2009 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

Local government pension funds have lost in excess of £14bn — up to 30% of their value — as a result of the global financial crisis, an exclusive analysis conducted.. read more

LGPS: Over and out?: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on May 11th, 2009 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  It is increasingly likely – almost inevitable, it seems – that the Conservatives will form the next government. Equally probable, to judge by recent remarks, is that the incoming.. read more

Joint working: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on April 9th, 2009 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  The Conservative Party’s green paper is big on empowerment for local government. It is also – but less noticably – big on joint working by councils and the amalgamation.. read more

Giving healthcare a LIFT: Health Service Journal/Local Government Chronicle

Posted on April 1st, 2009 · Posted in Health Service Journal, Local Government Chronicle

  LIFT is proving one of the great success stories of investment in public infrastructure. Not only is it delivering substantial improvements in the quality of facilities and services in.. read more