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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Teenage attitudes to violence and abuse challenged
A powerful new advertising campaign to challenge the attitudes of teenagers to violence and abuse more...
Low Carbon Communities Challenge Launch
Speech by Joan Ruddock, Minister of State, speech at the Low Carbon Communities Challenge Launch. I am really pleased more...
Local people win more power in their community

LGA Group wins more powers for local people to shape their neighbourhoods. Changes to the way lap-dancing clubs

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Editor's Feature
Dame Denise Platt
Chair,
Local Government Innovation Awards Scheme

Enthusiasm and dedication permeated the mood of the day at the Local Innovation Awards announced in a prestigious cer...


Cities told transport strategies need to be bolder...
Leeds City Council came up with a plan to "improve journey choice, tackle congestion, improve safety...
New National Clinical Director for Dementia
I have a vision to start a lunch club with entertainment and activities for people with dementia.We ...
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme - Do you know what th...
I've heard some IT experts suggesting firms might want to outsource their datacentres to move them o...
Environment Agency floods house
Following on from this,an interesting exercise would be to extend this research into SUDS, and the v...
Saving Travel Carbon, Saving Travel Costs
An excellent presentation with what appears to be positivie outcomes. I have invited Ali in to spea...
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