Fitzgerald to be on bail for a year
Four men, including Liverpool City Council boss Ged Fitzgerald, will have been on bail for a year when they next have to report to police.
West Sussex fills new HR role
West Sussex CC has appointed Heather Daley to the new role of director of HR and organisational change.
Auditor in 'illegal' budget warning
Crisis-hit Northamptonshire CC was this week told to rip up its 2018/19 budget after auditors warned it could be illegal.
Slough backs away from second chief in as many months
Slough Council has backed away from yet another chief executive choice at the last moment.
Northampton appoints new chief executive
Northampton BC’s permanent chief executive role has been filled by a Shropshire Council veteran.
Councils told to improve strategic planning
Cherwell and South Northamptonshire DCs have been told they must improve strategic planning as they intensify their joint working.
Chief's arrival lifts Melton morale
The arrival of a new chief executive at Melton BC has ‘lifted staff spirits and morale,’ a group of Local Government Association peers has found.
Crunch meetings avoid overspend
Luton Council’s chief executive Trevor Holden has held a series of meetings with his corporate directors to bring back spending within budget.
LGA urged to act on LOBO loans
Campaigners have called for Smith Square to investigate and pursue the brokers, banks and advisers ‘complicit in the misselling’ controversial Lender Option Borrower Option (LOBO) loans.
Raft of cuts after first Section 114 in almost 20 years
The stark reality of the financial cliff-edge facing Northamptonshire CC has this week been revealed by its budget plan.
Worcestershire appoints interim director for adults services
Avril Wilson has been appointed interim director for adult services at Worcestershire CC, and will join the council next week.
Senior managers need to be made to feel uncomfortable sometimes
Blair McPherson believes council bosses sometimes need to face honest feedback and experience issues personally if they are going to bring about real change to intractable problems.
Council vows to improve 'volatile' relations
Maldon DC has vowed to improve ‘volatile’ relations between members and senior officers after a second peer challenge review identified concerns.
Sunak steps up pressure on peer challenge
New local government minister Rishi Sunak has said Whitehall is 'very keen' that every council hosts a corporate peer challenge.
Devolution framework 'almost done'
The Government's new devolution framework is 'almost done,' communities secretary Sajid Javid has insisted.
Javid says he needs 'stronger case' on HRA
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has urged the sector to use headroom in the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) to boost his case for further action.
Expert in warning over funding review complexities
The complexity of the local government fair funding review could make it difficult to develop a ‘fair and workable system’ in time for April 2020, a sector expert has warned.
EXCLUSIVE: Funding red flags raised
One in 10 council bosses fear their local authority will not have enough funding to fulfil their statutory duties in 2018/19, an exclusive survey has found today.
Leicestershire's chief executive retires after 12 years
Leicestershire CC’s deputy chief executive has announced his retirement after 12 years at the authority.
The age of post-heroic leadership
Long gone are the days of macho management culture and heroic leadership. Heather Jameson speaks to two of the sector’s leading chief executives about the new era, where collaboration culture trumps command and control.