Barnsley chief Diana Terris announces retirement
The chief executive of Barnsley MBC, Diana Terris, has announced she will retire next year.
Westminster turmoil piles on uncertainty for sector
Turmoil in Westminster has piled further uncertainty onto local government, as the sector awaits the provisional finance settlement and prepares for trips to the polls.
Lancaster chief Parsonage to take over at Wokingham Council
Wokingham Council has announced the appointment of Susan Parsonage as its new chief executive.
Councils may have to hand back grant
Some of the extra £55m Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) announced by the chancellor in the Budget may have to be handed back by councils.
Deputy steps up to become chief executive at East Lindsey
East Lindsey DC has confirmed the appointment of Rob Barlow as its next chief executive.
Scrutiny chief in failure warning
Failure in local government is likely to become more prevalent in the years ahead due to looming pressures, the chief executive of the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) has warned.
Former Lewisham chief lands new role
Former Lewisham LBC chief executive, Ian Thomas, has landed the top job at Kingston upon Thames LBC, just weeks after his controversial Lewisham departure.
Bridgend chief Mepham announces departure
Chief executive of Bridgend CBC, Darren Mepham, has announced that he intends to leave the authority early next year.
Wigan chief Donna Hall to chair think-tank
Wigan MBC chief executive Donna Hall is to become the new chair of the NLGN think-tank.
Future Forum North: 'Government still doesn't think sector is efficient'
Whitehall remains unconvinced that local government is as efficient as it can be, Smith Square’s deputy chief executive, Sarah Pickup, has said.
Future Forum North: 'Get a grip on mysterious DCS role'
Local authority bosses should get a grip on the ‘mysterious’ director of children’s services [DCS] role, Wakefield City Council’s chief executive has urged.
Future Forum North: SOLACE president urges sector to be less humble
The sector has been urged to make the case for better funding itself instead of relying on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Future Forum North: Authenticity key in chief role
A top local government recruiter has encouraged council chief executives to be authentic.
Future Forum North: Manchester bombing was 'toughest time in career' of council chief
Transformational leadership was the key to Manchester’s response to the arena bombing, says the city council’s chief executive, Joanne Roney.
Future Forum North: Government has lost 'enthusiasm' for devolution
Those pursuing further devolution are facing an uphill struggle, the chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has suggested.
Don't underestimate the perseverance of councils' unseen staff
District councils face another year of uncertainty as we strive to second guess the Fairer Funding Review, the impact of Brexit and adjust to the automation revolution, writes Allen Graham.
CIPFA caves in to pressure on traffic light index
Controversial plans to rate councils’ financial sustainability using traffic lights have been watered down by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Warren set for permanent chief role at Greenwich
Greenwich LBC’s interim chief executive is set to land the job on a permanent basis.
Catherall announces his retirement
Blackburn with Darwen BC chief executive Harry Catherall has announced he will retire at Easter, after 40 years in local government.
Ireland steps down as Lincs chief
Lincolnshire CC chief executive Keith Ireland has left the council after just a few months in post.