Solace Summit: Northamptonshire chief calls for public sector 'alarm system'
The chief executive officer of Conservative-run Northamptonshire CC has called for a public sector ‘alarm system’ to prevent other councils failing.
Solace Summit: Not appointing can sometimes be the best decision
Failing to make a senior level appointment after a lengthy recruitment process can sometimes be the best decision, delegates at a chief executives’ conference have heard.
Solace Summit: Roney says 'nothing sexy' about housing companies
Manchester City Council’s chief executive has revealed she remains unconvinced by the need for housing companies to drive up delivery.
Solace Summit: Cohesion chief in 'divided country' warning
The UK is a ‘divided country’ culturally, politically and economically, the chief executive of the Cohesion and Integration Network has warned.
Cheltenham BC recruits chief from private sector
Gareth Edmundson has been announced as the new chief executive of Cheltenham BC.
COSLA conference: Sturgeon promises 'biggest decentralisation of power' in two decades
The results of the Scottish Government’s local governance review will bring the ‘biggest decentralisation of power’ in the 20 years since devolution, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has promised.
Chief executive ‘on a period of leave’ as pay investigation begins
Surrey Heath BC has moved to quash rumours chief executive Karen Whelan had been suspended.
Review launched into handling of alleged misconduct of senior council officers
A review into the way alleged misconduct by senior council officers is investigated has been launched.
St Helens hires interim chief
St Helens MBC has appointed the retired chief of Blackburn with Darwen Council as its interim chief.
Louise Goldsmith quits as leader of West Sussex
She said her nine-year term in office had been ‘a huge honour, privilege, responsibility and commitment’.
Caerphilly chief executive fired for ‘unlawful’ pay rises
The chief executive of Caerphilly County Borough Council has been sacked after a six year suspension over ‘unlawful’ pay rises.
Sheffield chief executive ends 11-year tenure
Sheffield City Council chief executive John Mothersole has announced he will retire at the end of the year
West Sussex interims leave in wake of chief suspension
Two interim director have left West Sussex CC in the wake of chief executive Nathan Elvery’s suspension, The MJ has learnt.
New leadership role to boost place-based working
Local government’s sole representative on the new National Leadership Centre’s (NLC) board wants to use her role to boost place-based ways of working.
Patel pledges £20m to 'roll up' County Lines
The home secretary’s announcement of a £20m package to tackle County Lines drugs gangs has received a mixed reaction.
EXCLUSIVE: Funding withheld from LEPs
Five local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) have had capacity funding withheld in 2019/20 because they have not resolved overlaps, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed.
West Sussex chief suspended
West Sussex CC chief executive Nathan Elvery has been suspended, following a problems at the council’s children’s services department.
70% decrease in youth services funding
Local youth services have been hit by a nearly 70% decrease in funding in a decade, young people's charity YMCA has found.
Suspended deputy returns to work
Thanet DC’s deputy chief executive Tim Willis is understood to have returned to work after six weeks suspended.
Pride in Camden
Camden LBC's leader Georgia Gould and chief executive Jenny Rowlands explain to Heather Jameson how they are reshaping council meetings and pulling in their communities to create a modern, vibrant council of the future.