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9 June 2016 Devolution drive could lead to a revolution in insurance cover

With the unremitting push towards the devolution of powers from central to local government, it seems inevitable that we will see a transformation of local authorities as we know them.

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27 June 2014 Insult and abuse in the internet age

At least half of all complaints passed to front line police officers now arise from social media – typically comprising bullying, harassment, abuse and threats of assault.

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25 June 2014 Proposed limits to delegation of child social care functions to non-profit bodies

Amended draft regulations (going before Parliament over the summer) limit the extent that children’s social care functions can be delegated so local authorities (LAs) can only delegate to non-profit-making organisations.

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4 January 2013 A sign of the times

Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has called for some of England’s estimated 9000 unnecessary road signs to be removed, writing to local authorities to announce new ‘Reducing Sign Clutter’ guidance.

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