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C’llr Awards 2012: Leader of the Year

“Effective leadership is about knowing where you are going, in the broadest sense, articulating your goals and sticking to them, and then bringing people with you.” – Martin Hill, Leader of the Year, 2010, speaking in C’llr Magazine, April 2011. In the last post in this series we talked about how important innovation is for…

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C’llr Awards 2012: Online Councillor of the Year

To mark the fact that that the 2012 LGiU and CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards are now open for nominations, we will be posting a series of pieces in the blog that provide a bit more information about each of the categories in this year’s Awards. As this very endeavour goes to show, blogs and other…

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Flood risk management in England – NAO report

This briefing summarises and comments on the recent NAO report on flood risk management. The report highlights concerns that the reform laid out in the 2010 Act may be difficult to implement, with clear implications for local authorities.

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On Your Radar November 2011: new monthly briefing

On Your Radar is a new monthly briefing that looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months.

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Rate of Academy conversions slowing down

? Last week, the DfE published its monthly statistical brief on the number of Academy applications and conversions during the month of October. A DfE News has not been issued. Following the pace set in September, it looks like the number of applications per month will settle in the 50 to 60 region. This is considerably…

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Children in care and adoption performance tables

The government has published new performance tables for every local authority in England on 15 key indicators relating to children in care (also known as looked after children, LAC) and adoption, which rank their performance against each indicator. They were released alongside other initiativesto coincide with the start of National Adoption Week, following up a commitment…

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Small is Beautiful

According to today’s Times, David Cameron’s advisors now favour a ‘small is beautiful’ approach to policy making. Rachel Sylvester, believes they are downplaying the phrase ‘Big Society.’ It is depressing, both that this public relations spin is newsworthy, and that these two concepts; the ‘Big Society’ and ‘small is beautiful’, are thought to differ.

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Health and wellbeing boards – a new resource for local government

Fiona Campbell, one of the authors of a new LGA resource for health and wellbeing boards and a regular contributor to LGIU briefings, discusses the findings of the research she and Christine Heron carried out in developing the resource.

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