New management roles to reflect changed emphasis
Durham Council is to create two new roles in its senior management team, partly to reflect the growing importance of climate change and the environment.
NILGA in pre-election powers and resources call
Northern Ireland’s Parliamentary candidates have been urged to prioritise granting greater powers and resources to councils ahead of next week’s General Election.
New chief executive appointed at Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute Council has announced the appointment of Pippa Milne as chief executive.
West Sussex agrees departure of chief
West Sussex CC chief executive Nathan Elvery has left his post after nearly two months on suspension.
Norfolk pressed to do more to support managers
Norfolk CC has been told to provide more support to its middle management following a corporate peer challenge.
Norwich poised to appoint new chief executive
The city council will vote on the preferred candidate next week
Spending freeze for Shropshire
Shropshire Council’s boss has told staff the authority has imposed a ‘spending freeze’ until 2020 in the face of a potential £6m overspend.
Health leaders in fresh social care warning
Health leaders have warned that the persistent neglect of social care is damaging patient care across the NHS.
Labour proposes BT public ownership plan
BT would be partly taken back into public ownership under Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to nationalise the UK’s broadband network.
Interserve's White to step down
Interserve has announced its chief executive will step down at the end of the year with her responsibilities devolved to the company’s three main divisions.
Chief departure has 'no link' to joint working move
Allerdale BC has insisted there is ‘no link’ between chief executive Ian Frost’s departure and a decision to establish joint working with neighbouring Copeland BC.
Delayed audit council names kept under wraps
The 150 councils where auditors were unable to issue an opinion by the end of September are expected to escape being named and shamed.
'No evidence' of sexist culture despite chief's claims
No evidence of a culture of sexism has been found at Stratford-on-Avon DC following claims by an outgoing chief.
Greater Manchester's Rouse to join Stoke
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s chief officer has been announced as the preferred candidate for the top officer job at Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Two senior officers implicated after 'bullying' claims
An investigation into alleged bullying and harassment found ‘substantial evidence’ to support some claims made against two senior Thanet DC officers, it has emerged.
EXCLUSIVE: MHCLG to assess Brexit preparations
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will use the General Election period to assess how it prepared for a slated October Brexit.
EXCLUSIVE: Failure to improve reporting and audit could prompt legislation
Whitehall officials have warned ministers ‘could seek to legislate’ if the transparency and quality of local authority financial reporting and external audit fails to improve.
Mitchell appointed Charnwood chief
Charnwood BC has welcomed new chief executive Rob Mitchell into the role.
Commission in pre-election warning
The difficulties of running well-run elections are increasing, the Electoral Commission has warned as legislation to trigger a pre-Christmas General Election cleared the House of Lords.
Improvement board formed for troubled council
The Welsh Government has formed an improvement board to oversee changes at Merthyr Tydfil CBC after a review into the troubled council.