Birmingham improvement model could be used elsewhere
An improvement model that has helped turn around Birmingham City Council could be rolled out to other struggling local authorities.
CCN steps back from backing 'radical' shake-up
The County Councils’ Network (CCN) will hold back from calling for historic boundaries to determine the entire local government map in the coming reorganisation shake-up, The MJ understands.
Williams: I'll accept whatever it takes to get a county unitary
The leader of Hertfordshire CC has conceded he would accept a directly-elected mayor as the figurehead for a county unitary in order to secure reorganisation.
Heaphy gets children's trust chief role
Birmingham City Council’s former interim chief executive has been appointed to head up Northamptonshire’s new children’s trust.
Defective PPE is 'outrageous' says Birmingham leader
Providing frontline healthcare workers with out of date safety gear is ‘frankly outrageous’ and puts them at even greater risk, the leader of Birmingham City Council has told ministers.
Councils urged to help struggling care providers
Care minister Helen Whately has urged local authorities to use government funding to help any providers who are struggling.
McLaughlin & Harvey wins Commonwealth council contract
The contract to redevelop a stadium for the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been awarded by Birmingham City Council to McLaughlin & Harvey.
Birmingham acting chief steps down
Birmingham City Council’s acting chief executive, Clive Heaphy, has resigned from the council after he failed to get the job full time.
Councils step up coronavirus response
Local authorities across the country have stepped up their response to coronavirus as the number of cases continues to rise.
Birmingham fails to appoint a chief exec
Birmingham City Council has failed to appoint a new chief executive
Brum to save millions from up-front pensions payment plan
Birmingham City Council will pay three years of pension fund contributions up front to save more than £17m, senior councillors agreed this morning.
York welcomes House of Lords move suggestion
York City Council has welcomed news that the Government is considering moving the House of Lords to the city.
Index reveals true scale of town halls’ resilience
Northamptonshire CC is no longer the council most at risk when it comes to its financial stability, data has revealed.
Brum wins battle to ban anti LGBT protests
Birmingham City Council has won a court battle to permanently ban anti-LGBT protests outside a local primary school.
Birmingham improving but there are still risks, says leader
Birmingham City Council has made some improvements but there are still risks, the council’s leader Ian Ward has told The MJ.
Brum bin apology
Birmingham City Council has agreed to apologise to 17 people after the Local Government Ombudsman criticised it for repeated missed bin collections.
Tourism levy meeting call
Core Cities has called for a meeting with new culture secretary Nicky Morgan and her ministers to discuss the idea of a hotel room levy.
Finance chief to take on Brum boss role
Birmingham City Council’s chief finance officer Clive Heaphy is to act up as chief executive when current incumbent Dawn Baxendale leaves the post.
Redditch slapped with rare Section 24
Auditor Grant Thornton has slapped Redditch BC with a rare Section 24 notice and urged it to take urgent steps to address its financial challenges.
Government: Brum no longer requires children's commissioner
Birmingham City Council no longer requires a Government-appointed commissioner to run its children’s services, the Department for Education (DfE) had announced.