Storm brewing over exit payment data demands
Government demands for details of senior staff pay-offs have been branded ‘particularly pernicious’ and unfairly aimed at local government.
Firms hired for transformation help
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council has appointed KPMG and Agilisys as its strategic implementation partners to support delivery of its transformation programme.
Soulsby’s checking out
After a long year of leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, council chiefs could be forgiven for putting their feet up for a bit.
Sector urged not to give up on health devolution
The sector should not give up on securing future health devolution deals despite the Government’s ‘centralising tendency,’ experts have urged.
West Berkshire in search for new chief executive
Recruitment has begun this week to appoint a successor to Nick Carter.
Council appoints army officer as chief executive
Pembrokeshire CC has announced Will Bramble as its new CEO.
Denbighshire chief steps down
The council is to begin a search for a new chief executive following the resignation of Judith Greenhalgh.
Torbay interim chief executive takes permanent role
The appointment of Anne-Marie Bond was confirmed at an extraordinary council meeting last night.
Cadman takes on interim role at Brum
West Midlands Combined Authority chief executive Deborah Cadman has been named as the new interim chief for Birmingham City Council.
White van man on... flying the flag
Some geezer politician no one’s ever heard of called Jedward thinks all councils should fly the Union Jack off their town halls. It’s a bit late.
LEPs braced for shake-up ahead of review
Local enterprise partnerships (LEP) are preparing themselves for a further shake-up amid the second government review of the organisations in three years.
Adur and Worthing chief to step down
The chief executive of Adur and Worthing Councils, Alex Bailey, has announced he will retire in the summer.
Limited government intervention is good outcome, says Liverpool chief
A limited intervention at Liverpool City Council – rather than the full takeover that was expected – is a good outcome for the city, chief executive Tony Reeves has told The MJ.
Councils demand vaccine flexibility amid ethnic minority concerns
Councils called for greater flexibility over COVID-19 vaccine delivery after figures showed more than 40% of some ethnic minorities have not received a jab.
Former Haringey chief takes Nottingham role
The former chief executive of Haringey LBC during the Baby Peter case has returned to the local government sector.
Councils to be given five years to spend Right to Buy receipts
Councils will be given five years to spend receipts from Right to Buy sales as part of an overhaul of the key housing policy, local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.
Merseyside combined authority appoints chief executive
Katherine Fairclough has been appointed as chief executive of Liverpool city region combined authority.
AstraZeneca jab 'safe and effective,' council chiefs insist
Council chiefs have urged residents to have the ‘safe and effective’ AstraZeneca jab amid an investigation into the possibility of a link with blood clots.
Future Forum North: 'Business rates will be like Tudor beard tax'
A senior finance director has said ‘anachronistic’ business rates are ‘going in the direction of the Tudor beard tax’.
Pandemic forces finance reform rethink
Whitehall plans for local government finance reform were thrown into doubt this week after civil servants indicated the pandemic would force them to rethink.