C’llr magazine April 2016

April’s edition of C’llr magazine focuses on finance, with articles on the financial settlement, an interview with Tim Loughton about the squeeze on council funding, Cllr Lib Peck on the need for a balanced budget.

There is also a mini-feature on devolution providing an update on the state of devolution around the country, including North Lincolnshire and Suffolk.

Elsewhere in the magazine Cllr John Tucker, leader of South Hams District Council and Cllr Philip Sands, leader of West Devon Borough Council talk about their joint transformation programme, which has protected front line services. Cllr Chris Hayes from Kingston gives us a view on the role of councils in the government’s new sports strategy.

Special feature: finance

  • Tom Lawrence explains the financial settlement
  • Mark D’Arcy interviews Tim Loughton
  • Results of the LGiU/MJ finance survey
  • Lib Peck on the need for a balanced budget
  • What the County Councils Network thinks of the settlement

Feature on devolution

  • Ten things you need to know about devolution
  • Devolution – the story so far
  • North Lincolnshire’s Liz Redfern explains the county’s bid
  • Mark Smulian talks to Tony Lloyd, the Greater Manchester interim mayor
  • Colin Noble talks about the East of England’s proposals

Out for the count

Jonathan Carr-West on the local elections

Marginalia – Clark as in Superman

Chris Game on the correct spelling of the Communities Secretary’s name

Impact report

A summary of the LGiU’s work over the last few weeks

Welcome to LGiU Scotland

An introduction to our new service for Scottish local government

Media watch

What makes a good local paper?

Wheeler’s world

Updates from Heather Wheeler MP

The death of spin

Carol Grant says councils need to put local conversations before press releases

Taxing for better health

Catherine Heffernan on the sugar tax

The swing of things

Charlotte Maddix on the results to look out for this May

Time to target resources

Cllr Edward Davie says we should be using scarce resources to target causes rather than symptoms

Transformation comes up trumps

The leaders of South Hams and West Devon on the joint efficiency programme that has protected front line services

New strategy demands new approaches

Cllr Chris Hayes from Kingston on implementing the government’s new sports strategy

Better outcomes through arts and culture

The NEF’s Julia Slay on commissioning arts and cultural organisations across services

Devolution lessons from the Lord Protector

Alan Water’s on Cromwell’s Major General ‘mayors’

Apr 2016
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