Local Government Chronicle
Local Government Chronicle (LGC) is a British weekly magazine for local government officers, and is published by Emap. The magazine was launched in 1855 by bookseller and publisher Charles Knight. It is politically independent.
Subjects LGC covers include finance, law, management, housing, planning, regeneration, the environment, education, big society, local elections, the third sector and social services. Emma Maier took over as editor in July 2009 from Karen Day. It features contributions from analysts including Tony Travers from the London School of Economics, a weekly anonymous columnist "LGC Insider" and various governmental figures.
It works closely with its sister publication the Health Service Journal to provide comprehensive health coverage, given the continued expansion of health into the local government remit; specifically through the Health and Social Care Bill 2011.
It provides comprehensive local election coverage each year, in the form of rolling online results, expert analysis from Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher from Plymouth University, political reaction and a council control map.
In recent times it has gained a reputation for its coverage of Local Enterprise Partnerships, with their chief reporter, Allister Hayman being shortlisted for the PPA Awards 2011 writer of the year (Business Media).
Among its other activities, LGC runs the first national awards to be launched for local government, the LGC Awards for Excellence, has recently launched the Business Partnership Awards; which reward private contractors who work with local authorities in the UK to deliver services, and a large number of public sector conferences.
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