Birmingham denies Rogers in line for £500k exit package
Birmingham City Council has denied that outgoing chief executive Mark Rogers is in line for a £500,000 payoff .
Deputy promoted to chief at borough
Bill Cullen has been named chief executive of Hinckley & Bosworth BC.
Learning the lessons from an 'inadequate' judgement
As part of iMPOWER’s children’s services essay collection Shining a Light, Sean Harriss offers advice on moving beyond an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating.
Rogers prepares Brum exit
Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy had a ‘gun to his head’ before deciding to oust chief executive Mark Rogers, a source has claimed.
Step in or step back from Brum
If the Government wants to run Birmingham, it has the power to intervene – otherwise it should leave it to local democracy, writes Heather Jameson.
Sector warned to ‘plan for survival’
Local authorities have been urged to stop being overly-optimistic and ‘plan for the worst’.
EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall-backed leadership drive latest austerity casualty
A ‘powerful’ new leadership offer for local government backed by No 10 is the latest casualty of shifting Whitehall priorities, The MJ can reveal.
PAC chair to address The MJ’s spring forum
The chair of the powerful Commons Public Accounts Committee is a keynote speaker at The MJ Future Forum which takes place in Hertfordshire next month.
Javid ignores calls for more council funding
Whitehall has ignored local government’s calls for new council funding in 2017/18, leaving senior sector figures ‘hugely disappointed’.
Council cuts could scupper transformation
Whitehall’s failure to fund local government could scupper ‘ambitious’ NHS plans to transform health and care, according to a new report by The King’s Fund.
Shapps wades into revaluation row
A former local government minister has waded into the ongoing row over business rates revaluation.
Rogers to leave beleaguered Brum
Birmingham City Council has announced the departure of chief executive Mark Rogers in the latest development at the struggling authority.
It’s all about the chemistry
Appoint a good manager and the results will improve. Appoint a great manager and success is guaranteed. Well, that’s the theory.
Nikileaks spills the beans
Sometimes things happen in politics that are so absurd they don’t seem believable enough for fiction.
Authorities’ spending on outsourced IT is up 75%
Local authority spending on outsourced IT services soared by 75% last year, new figures have suggested.
Reading’s finance plans ‘fragile’
Reading Council’s financial position has been described as fragile with ‘some very significant risks’ surrounding its delivery plan.
‘Replace our £350m EU transitional fund,’ MPs are told
Local government leaders in Cornwall have told MPs £350m of EU funding earmarked for the area must be replaced.
‘No council tax to fix social care gap’
The Welsh Government has ruled out using council tax to help plug the devolved nation’s social care funding gap.
Birmingham may drop criminal record checks
The council at the centre of the Trojan Horse scandal is expected to ditch three-year criminal record checks, sparking fresh safeguarding fears.
CIPFA chief urges accountancy rule changes as councils ‘bend the rules’
Councils are ‘bending the rules’ on their balance sheets – with the blessing of central government – in a bid to hide the dire financial picture, finance chief Rob Whiteman has claimed.