SOLACE Summit: Councils are at back of austerity queue
Councils are at the ‘end of the queue’ when it comes to receiving funding from the Treasury, the chief executive of Brighton & Hove Council has said.
Positive powers amid adversity
Local government chiefs say budget cuts, managing citizen expectations and the reducing workforce are the top three challenges they face. Dan Peters reports on our The MJ/SOLACE survey
Taking solace in SOLACE
Being a public service leader has never been more difficult, according to Jo Miller, who – in the build up to this week’s Society of Local Authority Chief Executives conference – says that strong leadership is as important and rewarding as ever
As local government chief executives gather in Brighton for the annual SOLACE summit, keep up with all the latest news and views from the conference and its members here.
EXCLUSIVE: Chiefs warning to May if austerity not lifted
More councils face scaling back services to a minimum statutory offer if prime minister Theresa May reneges on her promise of ‘better times ahead,’ local authority chief executives have warned.
North Somerset to benefit from new chief's 30-years experience
Gloucestershire CC’s director of finance, Jo Walker, will leave behind her 30-year career at the authority when she joins North Somerset Council as its new chief executive next year.
Hertfordshire lines up Mapley for chief role
Hertfordshire CC is poised to appoint Owen Mapley as its new chief executive.
'Pioneering' Wigan chief Donna Hall announces retirement
The chief executive of Wigan MBC, Donna Hall, has announced her retirement.
Bradley praises council efforts in 'challenging landscape'
Northern Ireland’s secretary of state today emphasised her commitment to restoring devolution and praised the effort made by local government in drawing up City Deals.
Burns leaves Scotland for Northern Ireland
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has appointed a new chief executive.
The importance of the right mix
Jonathan Swain looks at how role models can increase the diversity of your organisation
New adult social services chief for West Sussex
A round-up of the latest personnel moves in the local government sector.
EXCLUSIVE: Peer review watered down under pressure
Liverpool City Council’s corporate peer review was significantly watered down before publication after pressure from the authority, The MJ has learned.
With a background in regeneration and place-shaping the city of Wolverhampton’s new managing director Tim Johnson is pushing forward with the city’s ambitious redevelopment plans as he tells Michael Burton
Damning report on leadership diversity
‘Little progress’ is being made in increasing the diversity of senior leadership in local authorities, a report published today has found.
Chiefs to take on key policy roles for SOLACE
The Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) plans to strengthen its leadership team with a string of high-level appointments covering key policy areas.
Surrey’s A team starts its plan B
As counties across the country grapple with tougher, tighter budgets, Surrey CC’s has had its fair share of financial woes. Heather Jameson talks to Joanna Killian and her crack new top team about the rescue plan
Broadland and South Norfolk share new managing director
Broadland and South Norfolk DCs have named Trevor Holden as their first joint managing director.
North Warwickshire chief announces retirement
A roundup of the latest personnel moves in local government.
Camden LBC chief executive announces retirement in staff email
Camden LBC’s chief executive has announced his retirement to colleagues at the authority