‘Ease pay restraints or face retention crisis’
Councils could face a management-level recruitment and retention crisis unless public sector pay restraint is eased, a respected think-tank has warned.
Council apologises to child abuse victims
Rochdale MBC has apologised to victims of child abuse ahead of what is likely to be a critical investigation by an independent national inquiry.
Liverpool chief Ged Fitzgerald suspended
Liverpool City Council has launched an independent disciplinary investigation into its chief executive Ged Fitzgerald.
Why we must reform public sector procurement
There is a growing clamour for post-Brexit public procurement reform, writes Mark Robinson.
Out-of-borough children home placements rocket
Department for Education figures have shown a 78% increase in youngsters placed in children’s homes out of their borough.
Key council vote on management overhaul
Lancashire CC’s cabinet is to vote today on a controversial new senior management structure that could force the departure of chief executive Jo Turton.
Suffolk fails to find Cadman replacement
Suffolk CC has failed to find a chief executive to replace Deborah Cadman after a ‘full day of interviews and assessments’.
Former diplomat replaces Tambini
Ex-diplomat and Treasury adviser Daniel Mouawad has taken up the post of Spelthorne BC chief executive following the departure of Roberto Tambini after 11 years.
McDonnell: Do not let officers determine policies
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has warned Labour councillors not to let their officers determine the policies of their councils.
Lewisham chief resigns to take up permanent role at Kensington & Chelsea
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s interim chief executive is to take up the permanent role at the council.
Rotherham officers 'missed opportunities' to uncover CSE
Senior officers at Rotherham MBC between 1997 and 2013 missed opportunities to uncover the scale of child sexual exploitation (CSE), a report examining their roles and performance has found.
New chief executive for Wokingham
Wokingham Council has appointed a new interim chief executive.
Bristol facing management shake-up after chief resigns
Bristol City Council may not seek a new chief executive after the sudden departure of Anna Klonowski.
Brum leader faces down pressure to quit
Birmingham City Council’s leader was battling for his political survival this week as he faced down calls for him to quit over the long-running bin dispute.
Liverpool chief to face employment panel
A Liverpool City Council committee is to hold a meeting to decide the fate of the authority’s bailed chief executive, Ged Fitzgerald, The MJ understands.
LGA calls for government to lift planning fees freeze
Councils have ramped up their calls for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to meet its commitment to allow them to increase planning fees by 20%.
West Midlands appoints Treasury's former special adviser
The West Midlands Combined Authority has appointed the Treasury's former special adviser as director of strategy.
Recruiting the 21st century public servant
Martin Cresswell says a rethink of the way organisations select individuals to perform new roles and the construction of a recruitment process to test the skills needed for these roles is vital to stimulate innovation and new thinking.
Training up the leaders of tomorrow
Andrew Muter talks about the unique approach Newark and Sherwood DC and its surrounding authorities are taking to develop talent.
Authority may exit partnership if district merger plans rejected
Taunton Deane BC will cut loose its financially ‘unsustainable’ partner, West Somerset DC, if the Government rejects their bid to form a new council, the joint chief executive has warned.