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LGN Issue cover:June 2018

The June issue of Local Government News contains a special section on grasscare and landscaping. This includes a look at some of the main issues facing councils in pest control, and the stark warning that 85% of councils will cut budgets for parks in the next five years.

This issue also has features on why councils are struggling to replace homes old under Right to Buy, what signs suggest a council is facing financial crisis and the benefits of a ‘plug and play’ approach to public services.

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A false economy

A false economy

With councils being forced to spend more money on children in crisis, this often comes at the expense of preventative services. Neil Merrick finds out why this is creating a postcode lottery in children's social care.

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Facing up to financial distress

Facing up to financial distress

Christian Wall outlines the top actions that local authorities could take in order to address the financial pressures they currently face.

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What are councils spending on discretionary housing payments?

What are councils spending on discretionary housing payments?

Local authorities are spending record sums on emergency payments to households that otherwise face eviction by private or social landlords. Neil Merrick investigates.

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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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