New chief executive to take over at Cheshire East
Cheshire East Council is expected to appoint Rob Polkinghorne as its new permanent chief executive.
East Dunbartonshire appoints new chief executive
Ann Davie joined the council 17 years ago as head of HR and organisational development before being named depute chief executive.
North Northamptonshire announces new chief executive
North Northamptonshire Council has appointed Adele Wylie as its new chief executive.
East Riding parts ways with chief executive
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced the departure of chief executive Caroline Lacey.
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Borough announces new chief executive
Tamworth BC has confirmed Stephen Gabriel as the council’s new chief executive.
Southend confirms chief executive appointment
Colin Ansell has been announced as the new chief executive of Southend-on-Sea City Council.
Baxendale quits New Zealand role
Former Birmingham CEO Dawn Baxendale has resigned from her role as chief executive for Christchurch City Council in New Zealand.
Current climate making it ‘impossible’ for councils to carry on
Soaring demand, rising pay bills and inflationary costs are making it ‘virtually impossible’ to keep councils going, a senior chief executive has said.
Mayor apologises as combined authority 'learns lessons'
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s chief executive, Rob Bridge, has said he is ‘confident’ his organisation has ‘learned many lessons’ as mayor Nik Johnson apologised.
Department's financial views questioned
Levelling up civil servants have told council chiefs financial pressures have eased but watchdogs have warned other Whitehall departments may be driving local government’s costs.
Chief to retire after almost 40 years with council
Chief executive of Tonbridge and Malling BC, Julie Beilby, has announced she is to retire after nearly 40 years with the authority.
Brum commissioners warn council will need further help to agree lawful budget
Commissioners at Birmingham City Council have warned it will struggle to agree a lawful budget next year without further help.
Watchdog warning over elections
It could take a generation to restore public confidence if there are major problems at the next General Election including with voter ID, a watchdog has warned.
Gove's pay plan dismissed as 'unnecessary gimmick'
Communities secretary Michael Gove’s embryonic plan to require full councils to approve top salaries has been dismissed as an ‘unnecessary gimmick’ by sector figures.
Senior salaries could face crackdown in King's Speech
Plans to curb senior council salaries could be included in the King’s Speech, due to be announced later today.
West Sussex to recruit own chief executive
West Sussex CC is to recruit its own chief executive following four years of sharing the role with neighbouring East Sussex CC.
Council chiefs to receive 3.5% pay increase
Local authority chief executives will receive a 3.5% salary increase backdated to the beginning of April after agreement was reached on this year’s pay award.
Woking chief executive to stand down
Julie Fisher became chief executive in 2021 and will remain in post until February.
Emergency summit held amid temporary accommodation warnings
More than 150 councils this week attended an emergency summit as the cost of temporary accommodation to local authorities increases rapidly.