City of Culture: Final Line-up announced

Race to become the UK’s first City of Culture hots up as the Final Fourteen has become the Fantastic Four. Culture Minister

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Councils should be the new focus for local lobbying

Charities and campaigning organisations are  being urged to push for change through their local council.. In a major speech 

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Investment package for regional development

The Government has underlined its commitment to economic development across the English regions  with a £64.4million

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Freer access to local data will provide benefits

Government’s drive to open up official, non-personal, local data will create benefits and efficiencies says LGA and Socitm

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Denham targets £20bn in council cost-cutting

Minister says better use of assets can save money Total Place pilot projects show ways to co-ordinate services

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HCA welcomes £1m Rural Masterplanning Fund

Joint CLG/DEFRA announcement that 36 rural councils are to be supported with £1million

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The financial challenges of an ageing population

 Councils face the challenge of an ageing population as public spending reduces

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Local electorate can be inolved in spending plans

Trials of a new way of involving local people in public spending decisions have been so successful

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Twitter et al help emergency response

Councils are starting to use global social networks like Facebook and Twitter

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HCA Academy recognises the best skills

Training providers, academic institutions and professional bodies in the housing and regeneration industry are being invited

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John Alker
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