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LGN Issue cover:March 2017

In this issue of Local Government News we explore if the rise of elected mayors will lead to a rebirth of local democracy, and discover why council tax rises will fail to bolster social care services...more

This issue also finds out why too many councils are failing to pay suppliers on time, a look at what trends in street lighting are expected for 2017 and what new approaches to estate regeneration could be adopted by councils.

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Caritas Anchor House: a success story from the frontlines of austerity

Caritas Anchor House: a success story from the frontlines of austerity

The Homelessness Reduction Act has put homelessness on the agenda again. William Eichler visits a charity to learn how they are tackling the issue in London.

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PODCAST: True colours

PODCAST: True colours

In a new podcast, Lord Porter charts his political journey from bolshie school kid to Conservative peer leading the Local Government Association.

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Too many elections? What the General Election means for local polls

Too many elections? What the General Election means for local polls

William Eichler speaks to Dr Jonathan Carr-West to find out how councils are preparing themselves to deliver two elections in five weeks.

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Letter from the editor

editor-laura-sharman

Local government News is the leading magazine for officers in every department of local government. Providing an unrivalled circulation, it showcases the latest information on what is happening within the sector, helping our readers deal with the changing face of local government.

With its independent and exclusive editorial policy, Local Government News covers examples of best practice, information of new Government policy, and analysis of the latest sector developments.

It covers the six core areas of most interest to local government: the built environment, public realm, procurement and efficiency, IT and technology, finance, and health and social care. Each issue also features a special focus such as HR, the environment or regeneration.

The magazine is informed by the most popular news from LocalGov, developing the stories that the sector are really interesting in.

As always, you can reach me on l.sharman@hgluk.com

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