Hopes for legislative backing behind new code
An overhaul of financial management in councils could be enshrined in law, according to a consultation that stakeholders must respond to within days to influence.
Porter confirmed as new Luton chief
Luton BC’s deputy chief executive has been promoted to the authority’s top job.
Council takes strong action against resident harassment
A council chief executive has issued a strong warning to residents who attempt to harass staff and members.
Scarborough to appoint new chief executive
Scarborough BC is expected to appoint Michael Greene as its new chief executive next month.
EXCLUSIVE: Concern over councils' ability to cope with polls
Council chiefs have raised concerns with Government about the sector’s capacity to run EU elections so close on the heels of local polls.
Tributes to ‘committed and dedicated’ former Gateshead chief
Gateshead MBC has paid tribute to former chief executive and ‘true gentleman’ Roger Kelly following his death aged 65.
Kara: Financial sustainability about more than just money
The key ingredients of financial sustainability have been outlined by a senior sector figure speaking at The MJ’s Future Forum.
'Resilience among top skills needed by council chief executives'
Personal resilience and storytelling skills are among the most important for new chief executives, according to a new survey.
How new Northamptonshire chief tackled 'perfect storm'
The chief executive of Northamptonshire CC has spoken of how she helped the council on its journey to recovery.
Chiefs hit back at 'rich list'
Chief executives have hit back at claims from the Taxpayers’ Alliance pressure group that more local authority staff are being paid six-figure salaries.
Row over devolution delay
Councils and the Government are at loggerheads over who is to blame for a 17-month delay for a decision on a devolution growth deal.
EXCLUSIVE: LGA in finance director plea
Council finance directors have been urged to detail the pressures facing services and the savings they have been forced to make in a new survey.
Government homelessness funding 'not enough'
Two out of three councils do not think £73m Government funding to help them fulfil their statutory duty to prevent homelessness is enough, a survey has found.
LGA urges chiefs to challenge children's services directors
Chief executives should confront directors to ensure children’s services are well delivered, fresh guidance published by the Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested.
Whiteman: A new code is needed
Chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, Rob Whiteman, says a new financial management code is vital after a decade of austerity.
Islington chief Lesley Seary announces retirement
Lesley Seary has today announced she will be retiring after eight years as chief executive at Islington LBC.
Bexley selects Jackie Belton as new chief
Bexley LBC has recommended Jackie Belton, formerly at Lambeth LBC, is appointed to the role of chief executive.
Council should 'build on lessons learned' after critical review
King’s Lynn & West Norfolk BC should ‘build on the lessons learned’ from the construction of a state-of-the-art commercial workspace, the council’s chief executive has said.
Government must redesign immigration policy to fill care vacancies - think-tanks
The Government should ‘go back to the drawing board’ to redesign a visa system that encourages overseas workers to fill the 110,000 social care vacancies, a report today has urged.
EXCLUSIVE: Frustration mounts on Brexit legislation list
Frustration is growing as the Government stalls on requests to provide a comprehensive list of secondary legislation affecting councils that needs to pass before Brexit.