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A long-term approach to social care: Local Government Chronicle

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

Strategies that improve the quality of life can also help to cut costs. Social care costs local government in England more than £5bn a year, with a total cost to.. read more

Court action could follow Iceland losses: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on March 4th, 2009 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  Local authorities are likely to sue treasury management advisors Butler and Sector over councils’ potential losses from Icelandic banks, according to local government financial consultant Howard Knight.   “In.. read more

Inflation + recession = budget crisis: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on December 29th, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  The Government’s grant increases of 4.2% and 4.4% for English councils for the next two years are significantly below the inflation rate for goods and services bought by local.. read more

Should council funds go for bonds?: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on December 29th, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  Boots the Chemists stunned the corporate world seven years ago by switching all its pension fund’s equity investments into bonds. Its decision reflected both pessimism in the prospect for.. read more

Butlers advised six of hardest hit councils: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on November 7th, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

Six of the seven councils facing the largest potential losses from investments in Icelandic banks were advised by one firm, Butler’s, analysis by LGC reveals. Only Haringey of the most.. read more

Credit ratings agencies face examination: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on November 7th, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

Nigh on one billion pounds buys an awful lot of bucks, even at current exchange rates. And there is a hell a lot of buck-passing going on when it comes.. read more

Council pension schemes are next victim: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on October 9th, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

Meltdown in the global financial markets has hit local government pension schemes hard. Not only are they all badly affected by the vicious fall in share prices, but some held.. read more

NI council reorganisation announced: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on October 3rd, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

Belfast City Council will take over parts of neighbouring Lisburn, Castlereagh and North Down districts under plans to reform local government in Northern Ireland. A new Newry and Down District.. read more

Finding SOLACE in Belfast: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on October 3rd, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  SOLACE delegates who have not visited Belfast for a few years will be amazed as they look out from the windows of the Waterfront Hall during this week’s [next.. read more

The end is nigh – for final salary schemes: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on September 14th, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  Local government’s final salary pension scheme will cease to exist within four years. That is the dramatic prediction of authorities’ own pension fund managers and other senior council finance.. read more

Listening to the children: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on September 6th, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  Children in care Children in care are now more likely to be listened to by local authorities, but more needs to be done to make more children in care.. read more

Tees Valley – a natural MAA: Local Government Chronicle

Posted on July 31st, 2008 · Posted in Local Government Chronicle

  Tees Valley – a natural MAA     It was natural for Tees Valley’s five unitary authorities to favour the multi-area agreement approach – they have been working together.. read more