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The MJ: Community budget fears dismissed as ‘hogwash’

Local government minister Brandon Lewis has dismissed as ‘absolute hogwash’ criticisms that the community budgets programme lacks ambition and is under-resourced. (£ subscriber access only).

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Public Finance: Localism – getting connected

Can a localised, yet connected, approach to public service innovation help us to meet complex social, political and financial challenges? Asks Jonathan Carr-West.

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The MJ: LGiU urges joint approach to solving social challenges

Long-term complex challenges facing society and the economy must inevitably involve deeper localism and radical public service transformation through networks of local innovation, the Local Government Information Unit has suggested. (£ subscriber only content).

England & Wales In the News

Councillors call for more direct support from the Local Government Ombudsman

LGiU inquiry highlights strong support for the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) but calls on the Ombudsman to provide a distinct offer to elected members.  LGiU have published a new report which looks at the role of the Ombudsman and how it might best use the information it holds to enhance local accountability. Following a survey…

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The MJ: Ombudsman must do more to support councillors, LGiU reports

The complaints body for local government has broad support across the sector but must develop a distinct offer for councillors, the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) think-tank has reported today. (£ subscriber only content)

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Swindon Advertiser: Rod Bluh has had enough of the government

Swindon Council’s former leader, Rod Bluh, has criticised the government and David Cameron over their handling of councils in a stinging comment piece he has written for a local democracy think talk (C’llr magazine June 2013).

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