Councils bring back joint chief executive role
Two local authorities have reinstated the position of joint chief executive after sector peers said it would ‘drive the councils into the future’.
Chief retires as leader demands change
South Cambridgeshire DC’s nine-month-old Lib Dem administration has announced that chief executive Beverly Agass is retiring from her post.
EXCLUSIVE: Sector fumes over lack of pre-Brexit briefing
Councils have threatened to walk away from Government attempts to engage with them on Brexit amid growing frustrations about the response to their concerns.
Highways England criticised over Brexit co-operation
The chief executive of Essex CC has expressed frustration that Highways England is refusing to share its Brexit plans with the council.
Bailey set to take reins at Sutton
Helen Bailey is set to become the permanent chief executive of Sutton LBC.
Concerns raised over waste consultation length
Concerns have been raised that the consultation period on three major pieces of policy could be slashed from the standard 12 weeks.
Chief's future hangs in balance
The future of South Cambridgeshire DC’s absent chief executive, Beverly Agass, will be discussed behind closed doors at a meeting of the council’s employment committee this afternoon.
EXCLUSIVE: Down to the core
Six out of 10 senior council figures admit their authority is now only delivering a basic core offer of service, The MJ and LGiU think-tank’s annual local government finance survey has revealed.
Union dilution warning over merging of roles
The union that represents senior local government managers has called for the independent roles of chief financial officer and chief executive to be kept separate.
EXCLUSIVE: Chiefs' no-deal Brexit capacity warning
Council capacity will be stretched under a no-deal Brexit scenario, local authority chief executives have warned the Government.
Budgeting in the midst of crisis
Northamptonshire CC chief executive Theresa Grant spoke to The MJ about how one goes about tackling the most challenging budget in local government.
Northamptonshire budget process a ‘rollercoaster’
The chief executive of Northamptonshire CC said the council’s budget was prepared with the speed of a rollercoaster.
Sefton chief executive Carney announces retirement
Sefton Council’s chief executive Margaret Carney has announced that she will retire in May.
Lancaster announces interim chief
Lancaster City Council’s assistant chief executive will step up to head the authority’s officers for six months.
EXCLUSIVE: Sector organisations to meet after high-profile chief departures
Talks have started between two local government organisations after two high-profile chief executives parted company with their council just months after being appointed.
EXCLUSIVE: Brokenshire gets Brexit breakdown from chiefs
Chief executives have told communities secretary James Brokenshire Whitehall needs to be more joined up between departments and in its communications with councils over Brexit.
Council at crucial crossroads
Copeland BC is at an ‘important cross-roads for its future’ as it faces an ‘extremely serious financial challenge,’ Local Government Association peers have said.
Ministers accused of 'irrational policy-making'
Ministers have been accused of irrational policy-making by funding prevention in the NHS while forcing councils to focus on acute statutory services.
Cities have borne brunt of austerity - report
Cities have borne the brunt of austerity, a report out today has warned.
Lord Patten questions council officers' training
Veteran business leaders should be brought in to manage councils, a Tory grandee has suggested.