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Viewpoint: The course of local government finance never did run smooth…

Neil Amin-Smith, Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, discusses his work studying the changing state of local government finance and runs through the key findings from our joint report, The Local Vantage. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) started a major new programme of work on local government finance last year (a mere two…

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All in a day’s work…Abi Brown, Stoke on Trent Council

Councillor Abi Brown is deputy leader of Stoke-on-Trent Council and leader of the Conservative Group. Here she talks about the challenges of juggling her council role with the demands of family life.

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Viewpoint: London Ventures

London Ventures is a partnership between London Councils, the umbrella body for London local government, and EY, overseen and sponsored by the Capital Ambition Board.

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All in a day’s work…Councillor Stuart Rawlings, City of York Council

Councillor Stuart Rawlings is Executive Member Education, Children and Young People on City of York Council. Here he talks about his role when York was one of the original councils to pilot the government's increase of free childcare hours.

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All in a day’s work…Councillor Margaret Lishman, Burnley Borough Council

Over the rest of the summer we are running a short series of posts from councillors around the country about different aspects of the role. Councillor Margaret Lishman is a Liberal Democrat councillor in Burnley. She is the council’s Dementia Friendly champion.

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Take your #cityhallselfie!

Tomorrow is #CityHallSelfie day! ELGL – an American local government association – have been celebrating the public sector in this light-hearted way and this year we thought we would join in the fun. Kirsten Wyatt of ELGL explains how it all came about and how to get involved.

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